Archive for March 13th, 2012

I Hate Me, Part 125,990

I was at the drugstore picking up some stuff and when I got to the cashier there was a woman in front of me who had about twenty coupons for no more than six items. It took an unbearably long time (read: not long at all but it felt like months), the scanning gun was faulty and some of the barcodes wouldn’t read because the coupons were wrinkled. It was finally my turn, the cashier did an eye roll which I thought was towards the last customer. So as I usually try to do in these situations, I tried to be the agreeable, friendly customer. “Yeah, jeez. Did she have enough coupons? yeeesh.”……“What?… Oh this barcode scanner is slow….(ice look)…That was my neighbor, her husband just died, she counts on those coupons.”…SILENCE..DARK CLOUD… and then I saw a sign on the counter about buying candy to donate to the troops overseas. “Can I please buy five pieces of candy for our troops overseas, please.”