I don't normally vent/rant on my blog...BUT well, it's my blog and today I wanna vent. Monday, I zipped into JoAnn Fabrics to pick up some large Sterlite ShowOff plastic storage containers on sale 50% off. Oh...I would need thousands to satify all my storage needs, but on Monday, I settled for four. I took them in a cart to the checkout and got THAT cashier. You know...the one where I cringe when it's my turn in line and see I'm going to get HER. She's really a very nice lady, but she has a strange habit.
I heard the "I'll help who's next in line!" I said a bad word to myself, took a breath, and pushed my cart to her checkout station. Since that's all I had in my cart, I said "Do you need me to unload all four, or do you just need one to scan?" She said "Oh, I'll need all of them." So I unload all four onto the counter. She said "They make me do this."
She proceeds to remove the lid from the first container and peers inside. I've had her do this with metal tins and other "closed" items. But mind you...these are CLEAR storage containers...as in...you can SEE THROUGH THEM. As if that wasn't bad enough, she slowly and carefully runs her hand all the way around the inside edge. Huh? Is she checking to see if there are sharp edges? Could she possibly be concerned my dainty fingers might be damaged if there's a stray gnarly plastic pokey-thing that shouldn't be there?
Nooooooooooooo.....she says "Once someone came through the line with what she said were identical containers, but one of them was actually for scrapbooking and was more expensive." And then she said again "They make me do this." Soooo...she automatically thinks I'm a thief. Never mind that I am a VERY regular customer and she DOES know that, because she sometimes mentions how often I come in. Like she needs to remind me??? She proceeds to perform the same ritual with the other three containers, and she's not particularly speedy...do I need to tell you how much time this takes?
Now, from experience, I know that if I was also buying fabric, this same cashier UNFOLDS every single piece of fabric and shakes it to make sure you haven't slipped something inside that you are trying to steal. No matter if you have twenty pieces of fabric. Or fifty. And when she does, she always says...yep, you guessed it..."They make me do this."
I guess I must not conceal my feelings well because she said "Am I annoying you? You look annoyed." I WISH I would have said "Hell YES you are annoying me!" but I just mumbled "No, not at all." Her reply? Does she really need to say it one more time? Apparently, she does..."They make me do this."
Now, since not ONE of the other employees has EVER looked inside a clear container or unfolded my fabric, I'm beginning to think "they" must be the VOICES IN HER HEAD. Perhaps she's sniffed too much of that formaldehyde they put in the fabric.
Or would that be the formaldehyde "they" put in the fabric? Heehee....
Anyways...that's my rant for the day. I'll try not to make it a habit because "they" might not like it...