Saturday, November 27, 2004
Musical Checkout Lines
Have you ever been in a checkout line when suddenly, a “manager” comes by and turns off the lighted number sign? Usually, when this happens to me, the manager cheerfully suggests and directs me to another line.
I went to Target tonight to pick up a few things. I got in line behind one other person and started looking over my stuff. I vaguely remember seeing someone walk up to the checker, but I wasn’t paying attention. Then, the checker says, “Sir, my lane is closed. That’s why the light is off.” I looked up thinking I KNEW it was on. But I gave her the benefit of the doubt and moved to another line. This same manager walks up and turns off this lane’s light as well and walks away.
I got in a third line and eyed the manager very closely. She didn’t come over this time, but she kept looking my way. I don’t know if she was just incompetent or if she was trying to piss me off. Now I remember why I don’t shop at Target very often.
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