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Yesterday's trip to the supermarket

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by trifectarich, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    So I'm standing in front of the deli counter, patiently waiting for a clerk to call my number (37). The next available clerk finishes with a customer, looks at the electronic counter and calls the next number.

    "33." No response from anyone.

    "34 . . . (five-second pause) . . . 35 . . . 36 . . . 37."

    I look around, certain that someone there before me had to have one of the numbers she just called, but no one indicates such, so I say, "Here I am," and I proceed to tell her what I want. I get out two words when a lady there, speaking on her cell phone, jumps in. "Miss, I have number 35."

    Then the woman goes BACK on her cell and tells the other party, "The deli clerk just skipped over my number, just passed me right by." She says to the clerk, "Why didn't you call my number?" (Of course, she still hasn't ended her conversation and hung up.)

    Now, normally, I would have said nothing, and I don't know what possessed me to jump in, but I did. "Hey, lady, if you weren't so busy BS'ing on the phone and you were paying attention, you would have heard her," I said.

    "She didn't call my number," she responded.

    "She sure did," I said. "There are 10 other people here who heard her." (But now all of them are turning their heads away, like they want no part of this.) "Now, are you going to shop or continue to waste everyone's time?"

    She walks off to another section of the store. Before I can go back to placing my order, the clerk says to me, "That was GREAT. Do you know how many times a day we go through that?" Then she gave me my order and didn't charge me.

    There are SO many times when I want to scream at people on their cell phone, but I don't (except when I'm in the car by myself). Now I can't wait to go shopping again.
  2. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Lucky she didn't bust a cap in yo ass.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Outstanding work.. a prick after my own heart
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What do you mean the deli clerk didn't charge you? Maybe she expected you to ring it up at the makeup counter (/crossthread)
  5. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    You're a dick. You should have waited. Your time is NOT more important than hers. [/crossthread]
  6. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Fantastic. These douchebags on their cell phones piss me off. I think I'll join your crusade against them at once.
  7. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Way to go, Trife. I don't mind people talking on phones while shopping, but it's not hard to pay attention to someone whose calling numbers at the deli counter.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Great job. There are very few reasons to talk on a phone in a public place.

    I was giving a person a ride to work yesterday and my wife called while the rider and I were in the car together.

    I asked if everything was ok, and when she said yes, I said I would call her back.

    The rider could not believe I did not talk to my wife.

    I just responded that it was not urgent and that talking on the phone in the car is rude and semi-dangerous.
  9. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Talking on the phone while shopping is tolerable. Talking on the phone while interacting with others is not.

    Hang. Up. The. Phone.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    There is an even easier solution that you technophobic anti-phonies aren't even considering.

    The clerk should have texted the customer that she was ready to slice the salami.

    Problem solved!
  11. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Damn, can't believe I didn't think of that. Brilliant!
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I really hoped this thread would be about a hot MILF and the cucumber section of the store. *sigh. I guess it's back to internet porn.
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