The other morning my wife asked me to pick her up a few things on my way home from work, so I decided to head out to Walmart in the south end and get everything done in one location.
As I was going through the bakery, there was a woman that was wheeling around a shopping cart with her child sitting in the cart keeping a keen eye on everything her mom was doing. When her mom stopped to grab some sweet pastries, she offered one up to her daughter to keep her occupied while she did her shopping. I thought to myself, “Man, that kid has it good. Food and a free ride.” Those were the good old days.
When I was finished buying what I needed I made my way to the check-out line. In front of me was a lady, also with a small child in her cart, that must be hooked on Pringle’s chips. It was either that or the store had a great sale on that particular item that day. I counted 10 cans of Pringle’s she was buying. She had a few other things, but the Pringle’s is what caught my attention.
She had 10 cans to ring through, not including the can she had opened and was eating while the cashier rang in her groceries. Really? You couldn’t wait to get to your vehicle before you dove into your can of chips?
The cashier was trying to carry on a bit of a conversation, but this lady didn’t say a word. She just ate her chips while she watched the cashier do her job. That was just a little rude, I thought. At least she didn’t slice open a watermelon or anything big like that.
I can’t recall ever seeing anyone do that. It seemed a little odd to me.