Friday, March 27, 2009

Pet Peeve Phriday

The person in the express line at the grocery store with a cart full of stuff (diet coke, 42 cans of Friskies cat food for Mr. whiskers, lean cuisine dinners, bags of chips and boxes of ding-dongs etc...). Then she (yeah it’s usually a she, sorry ladies) finally takes out her check book to pay – duh, yeah you have to pay. Then she rummages through her Mary Poppins size purse for a coupon good for 15 cents off this month’s Cosmo Mag (she’s such a rebel) and a pen to write the check out with. Never mind that there is a huge 15 Items or Less and No Checks sign right above her curler clad head. See it has to be a woman, I guy would never carry around a checkbook with him. He might wear curlers but no self respecting man is paying with a check. Plastic or cash baby. That’s how we roll. Not that we are totally immune to ignoring the 15 items or less sign, we are just going to violate it at Home Depot or the Liquor Store


Mau said...

I am ALWAYS behind that lady! You forgot she has to argue the scanned price on nearly every item, with her store circular in hand!

Jo Flemings said...

Next week you have to feature the clueless checkout clerk- they always seem to make my trip longer at the store- or the insanely SLOW waitress at a family restaurant like Cracker Barrel, for example. ( I don't think many people can count over five anymore - you name the context.) I am pleased to see that you have noted here that men realize the " that doesn't really apply to me" caveat about 15 or less has its limits to the hardware and liquor stores! I think I would have to agree. However, -more fodder for your cannon- blondes with cell phones in large black SUVs might need a refresher on where those limits also apply to them.

momto5minnies said...

Ewww that is a huge pet peeve of mine too. I only give checks to the schools and to church. Everything else is a card or automatic withdrawal.

Some people need to GET WITH THE TIMES !