So, one nice thing about living in the south is the fantastic customer service. People go out of their way to be polite. Most of the time I appreciate it...MOST OF THE TIME.
The one exception is the grocery store....I don't like people helping us out to the car with our groceries. I don't like having to make awkward conversation with the person pushing the cart all while feeling guilty that they are doing this stupid task. I don't like them loading our stuff into our car...BLAH.
BUT...I really don't like what happened this weekend at the grocery store. Allow me to retell the story
Clerk: Oh, you gotta let me earn my living here. *grabs groceries and starts putting them on the belt*
Me: *startled (Since he came bounding around the corner very quickly)* Oh! *polite laughter* No, No, No...you don't have to do that. We've got it*sidebar* and by "we've" I meant "me." I like to unload my own groceries. I like to put them in a certain order on the cart. I calculate the order the items will go down the belt and how they will get put in the bag. I design it so all similar items go into the bags together and it is easier to put them away. I also like all of my cheese, meat, coldish stuff to be together. I hate when the bags have an awkward shape and fall all over in the car.
Me: *aggressively rearranging the items* No, really...you don't have to do that.
Clerk: No, no...my son said I had to get out of the house and find something to do with my time.
Then, it became a race for me to rearrange all the items before they reached the scanner. It was a crazy amount of stress. I felt my heart beating in my ears. As we walked out of the store, I mentioned to Drew that I felt bad that that man unloaded our groceries. He said, "you don't feel bad. You're just upset that he touched our stuff and screwed up your order."
In other grocery store news (thats something you don't read on a blog everyday)...We've really had a hard time finding one we feel "at home" in. We really only have two choices--Kroger and Publix. And while we have 5 Kroger stores to choose from, we've yet to find one that is OUR place. And our trusty dusty Blue Pages book
says this about them:Kroger:Total contributions- $21,000 (10% to Democrats and 90% to Republicans)Has a written nondiscrimination policy covering sexual orientation but not gender identity. Refuses insurance coverage to domestic partners.Publix:Total contributions- $21,000 (11% to Democrats and 89% to Republicans)Has a written nondiscrimination policy covering sexual orientation but not gender identity. Refuses insurance coverage to domestic partners.
So much for choice...