by Deb Ng
..I’d tell that really cheap person in front of me at the supermarket check out to please stop analyzing all 500 items on her receipt and holding up the damn line.
If you think your grocery total is a penny or two off, step aside and do what you have to do. To hold up the entire line so you can compare everything on your gargantuan receipt to supermarket sales flyer is just rude and inconsiderate.
It’s bad enough you decided to wait until after you loaded up the conveyor belt to look through your massive coupon pouch, only to have a hissy fit when the frustrated cashier handed back half for being expired. And it was bad enough for you to have her stop and read items and prices back as she went along, even though you bloody well memorized prices before you even left your house for the store. And it was bad enough you stopped your cart in the middle of the aisle to read the sales flyer, even though you receive it at home too. And it’s bad enough you stroll through the aisle yacking as loud as you can on your cell phone so everyone in the world knows you’re a chronic malcontent.
Is it really necessary to hold up a line of people on a Saturday afternoon because you have to go over every single item on your receipt to make sure the proper discount was applied?
Look lady. I’m a tightwad too. I’ll go five miles away if the price of tuna is low enough, but that’s where our similarities end. My coupons are ready to go before I leave my house. My shopping list has already has the sales items listed, so there’s no need to hold everyone up. Also? if I check my receipt I do so at home or in the car, because Saturdays are busy at the supermarket and people want to get out and spend time with their families.
Be cheap if you want to, but stop making everyone have to wait while pinch your pennies.
Step aside. Check your damn receipt, and if there’s a problem get back in line. The world doesn’t stop revolving just because you may or may not have been over charged by twelve cents.
That is all.