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Well Excuse Me!

I took a day job at Trader Joe's-which I love-because it is fun and I have met some great people.
(I am leaving in just over a week for a dream job and return to SoCal from my summer in Seattle-but that's another story)

So I am there today and it's packed-the Huskies are playing, it's the first cold(ish) day in 78 days, so people are shopping.

A lady in my line had more groceries than I have seen anyone buy, ever. It was insane. I calmly, yet quickly rang them up and bagged them. The woman behind her was getting really pissy in line and I could hear her making noises under her breath. After maybe 6 or 7 minutes it was her turn.
I could tell she was already upset so I apologized, "Sorry that took so long, she had a lot of stuff" which was met with, "Fine, but I am in a hurry!".

"Well excuuuuuuuuuse me!" Ala Steve Martin back in the '70's was what I was thinking, but I smiled and said nothing.

I also wanted to say, "well if you were truly in a hurry would you be in a contest with your woman who just left to have the most groceries possible-as if Mt. Rainer was blowing up, or WW3 was breaking out?" But I just smiled and worked as fast as I could.

After I rang her up in record time, she looked at me and said, "If you weren't so stupid you wouldn't be working at Trader Joe's, could you have taken any longer for Christ's sake?"

I looked at this obnoxious woman and smiled and said, "I am so sorry."
She snarled at me, "Well you should be, I have important things to do today, not stand in some line all day with someone like you ringing me up."
I corrected her, "No I am sorry that you are in such a bad mood, I really hope that everything in your life is okay because you seem really upset."

The look on her face was priceless--------in my head this is what was happening.

Persian Cucumbers $2.29
Almond milk $1.49
Cookies $3.29
The look on snobby Seattle Socialite after putting her in her place-Priceless

She stormed off in a huff ala Miss Piggy and the couple behind her just started laughing and one of my co-workers told me that I was a very good cashier because of the way I handled it.

I have to admit, it was quite funny, so I had to share this with you all and add this tip, if you are in a hurry, don't go to ANY grocery store midday on a weekend with a FULL cart.

Just sayin'

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