So, I wrote the other day about supermarkets being the devils armpit. I hate them, I want them to not be a thing that is so needed in the world and, lo and behold, yesterday I was given a prime example of why this is the case.

I was in line, happily half-drunk from the beer stop I had made before the store and the young man, who I won’t name because I am pretty sure I already got him fired, was about the worse case scenario for a grocery cashier.

I shall give you a few examples of his delightful dumbness.

  1. He decided my bread needed to go in the same bag as the ten pounds of sugar I got.
  2. He almost ripped a hole in my hamburger package, shrugged, and threw it in the bag. yes, threw.
  3. He had his ear buds in the entire time, which having worked for TOPS before, is a no-no.
  4. He threw the bags of groceries onto the back table and I pretty much had to rescue my food.

The best however, comes last.

After I drop hundreds of dollars on delicious food stuffs, he looks me dead in the eye and says, I quote with the fancy WordPress quote button…

A’ight Motherfucker, I’ll see yo ass later.

Call me a prude if you must, but when I go and get food from a store, that is not the interaction I want to have.

So, in a thing I never do, I called TOPS when i got home and read a riot act and they assured me, as they always do of course, that the situation would be handled in a timely manner.

I am there nearly every day, we will see how that flies.

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