Thursday, April 17, 2008
Things You Can Learn Standing In The Supermarket Check Out Line:
Excerpt from my daily dose of wisdom(yesterday's)...... from apple link on the right......>
1. Never dig yourself in a corner arguing with a clerk. The clerk, contrary to the old retail slogan, is always right. Even if she is humble about it, you will be the one to come out looking like the buffoon.
2. Of course you know that if you change lanes, the line you move to will end up moving slower. So the lesson is to just never change lanes.
3. Never believe what you read in the tabloid headlines, but also do not envy stars and celebrities. Do you really want to end up being chased, hounded and photographed during your worst moments with those photos plastered at every supermarket check out line?
4. Never let your kids accompany you through the check out line. If it is unavoidable, blindfold and gag them.
5. Never be impatient with the elderly woman counting out 19 pennies in change while five people stew in line: someone else is probably in line behind your own mother.
6. Never judge another customer by the beer or tobacco they buy. Never calculate how much money you save by not indulging in beer or chewing tobacco. The person in line behind you will thereby be calculating how much money they save by not indulging in coffee and chewing gum.
7. Never use the ATM/Debit/Credit card machine unless you can zip through the transaction like a 20-something. (I can't, and rarely do unless it is absolutely necessary. Why did they start making us do the clerk's job anyway?)
8. Never allow a newspaper columnist to get in line behind you because your confrontation with the clerk may end up verbatim in the daily paper.
And you thought standing in the check out line was a waste of time! You can get a whole education! Next time you're in line at the supermarket, thank God for the marvelous check out line.