Saturday, August 15, 2009

Checking Out

Mrs. Grumpy sent me over to Local Grocery for some tomatoes today. She also wanted me to pick up Danimals, those drinkable yogurt things for kids.

So I'm at the check-out and Mr. Cashier starts chatting.

Mr. Cashier: "Dude, you can't send these Danimals to school with your kids. They need to be refrigerated".

Dr. Grumpy: "My kids have them at home for snacks."

Mr. Cashier: "Good. They need to be refrigerated, ya know."

Dr. Grumpy: (getting out my wallet) "I'll put this on my debit card."

Mr. Cashier: "Okay. Maybe, instead, you should get snacks that don't need to be refrigerated, and that way your kids could have them at home or school".

Dr. Grumpy: (frantically trying to get out of there) "I'll just bag these myself, don't worry about it"

Mr. Cashier: "Or you could make your own protein shakes for kids, like with Ensure or ice cream or Slim-Fast? Or you could buy protein powder at health food stores? Or... Hey, you want your receipt? Where you going, Mister?"

15 comments:

Bella said...

yeah....shutup already!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Whoo, boy. Hate it when that happens.

Anonymous said...

So Mr. Cashier never heard of putting ice packs in a lunch bag?

SumDood said...

I went to a supermarket in London, and I deliberately used the self-checkout aisle to avoid the talkative cashier, & because I only had a couple items. The guy left his "till" and came over to me to do it for me! It ended up taking much longer because he insisted on describing to me how the machine works, and the pros & cons of this brand of self-checkout machine versus some other brand...

Aaaargh! It's called "self-checkout" for a reason!

On another day, He walkied a lady to her car, carrying her groceries for her.

Talking the whole time.

a corgi said...

and the tomatoes were for????? still clueless about them?? nice to know the cashier was making sure you and yours didn't get any food poisoning

enjoy your Sunday

betty

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ER's Mom said...

Did you tell her that you were trying to give the kids food poisoning?

Egads, I hate butt-in-skis.

ModernMom said...

LOL Where are these guys when you are trying to find the aisle with the peanut butter in it?

Liz said...

What is it with these people?

I was looking for an OTC cold and flu medicine one day and the cashier helpfully informed me that I was "teaching my kids to be drug addicts" by taking cold medicine.

What an asshole. If I hadn't had kids I could have just curled up on the couch and suffered galliantly....

Barb said...

He doesn't want you to put Danimals in the lunchbox, but suggests making shakes with slim-fast and ice cream? hmmm.

Stitch said...

Clearly he is so busy talking that he never heard the commercial that teaches you to FREEZE the Danimals... it says they're DESIGNED for that.

It's the tomatoes I'm worried about!

Anonymous said...

How 'bout this? I send Danimals w/my kids to school and I don't send ice either...They are sent in an insulated lunchbox, in an air conditioned school and sit for max 3 hrs before lunch. I've been doing it just about every day for the last three years. Surprise, surprise...no problem. Gosh....now I feel like a horrible Mom.

EAST said...

Liz- I would have said an excited "Thank you! I knew I was forgetting something!" as I reached for the kids cold medicine...

Phillipia said...

I love it when store employees try to talk you OUT of buying something...WTF...do you want to keep your job or not???

knitalot3 said...

At least you weren't buying tampons. That would have been an interesting conversation.

 
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