Wednesday, January 14, 2009
What are ya, NEW?!?
Sam's Club, a close second to Walmart, as far as clientele is concerned. The difference is - the people are just as stupid but they have a little bit more money so they can buy 18000 rolls of toilet paper and 14 cases of Coke to fuel their caffeine habit. When I shop, I know what I'm shopping for and I'm prepared to buy. I'm not debating the issue, get what I need and get the eff out of there. Picked up a handful of items, five avocados for $5, yep, gotta have em, a take and bake pizza, case of beer, juice, milk, eggs, and I'm at the cash register. Lady in front of me with her handful of items, stares at Sams checkout guy...
I need your card, m'am.
Your Sams Club card, I need that card.
Oh, dig, dig, dig in the never ending handbag.
Here you go. That'll be $25.17.
OK, here's my debit card.
No m'am, you need to slide your card here (pointing to the ever present debit/credit card machine that is in her face).
Oh, slides card. Now what?
You have to enter your pin number for your debit card.
Oh, OK. Punches the numbers.
M'am, please confirm the purchase amount and hit OK.
OK, the green button?
Yes, the green button. Thank you m'am, here's your receipt.
SERIOUSLY, What are you NEW? These new fangled debit machines at every grocery checkout on the planet and you're not really sure how to use it, are you kidding me? WTF? This whole process took twice as long as necessary and I didn't even mention that she forgot to use one of those new fangled 'sticks' to separate her order from the woman in front and all her crap got rung on the other ladies order. Seriously, NEW? Did you just get let out from somewhere, have you been in time warp for the past 10 years? Certainly, this is the same jackass that tries to go through the metal detectors at the airport with shoes and a belt on and wonders why they have to walk through 20 times and can't find their boarding pass that someone just handed them two minutes ago.
I really need to be more patient, I swear.