Saturday, October 18, 2008

Like a solar eclipse

You had to be there. Otherwise, you'd never believe it.
Last night I ran short of cat food. Gotta have cat food. The poor guy depends on me, so off I waddled to the local grocery, which happens to be about a thousand feet from the container I call home.
I picked up a few cans of Fancy Feast, along with a few snacks for me - you didn't think I was going to leave empty handed, did you?
I found myself in aisle 3 - 15 items or less - which is pretty much where I am all the time.
As I was paying (cash - go figure) a woman rolled in behind me with a cart full of junk. Laura the cashier, took notice almost immediately.
LAURA: Ma'am, excuse me, how many items do you have?
MA'AM: [startled but composed and counting] Um ... three, five ... oh, am I in the express lane?
LAURA: Yes you are.
MA'AM: [politely] Oh, I'm sorry.
She rolled her cart over to one of the regular lanes.
Me, [startled but composed] joked with the cashier.
ME: You have to keep your eyes on these people all the time!
LAURA: [sternly] Yes. Yes, you do.
She handed me my change and I nodded in agreement.
Well, I thought, somebody empowered the cashier, and good for her. Laura even gave me my five cent CANVAS BAG REFUND. I've never been more in awe of a single cashier in my entire life.
I'm in love.
Is it possible to have a personal cashier at the grocery?
You just had to be there to see it.


kimmyk said...

Shit. Laura's hardcore, man.
What kind of snacks did you get for yourself?

Did kitty get his food?

So many unanswered questions.

Anthony said...

Kitty always gets his food. Snack was a bag of low-fat popcorn. I know.

kimmyk said...

boy oh boy anthony.
you're an edgy kind of snacker aren'tcha?

i'd hate to see what you eat when you're feelin' a little froggy.

whatcha get then? cheese curls? *gasp*


i'm kidding you, you know that. i only like to eat movie theatre popcorn. like the kind at the actual theatre. not microwave 'corn. blech.

i dont have a snack. sometimes i'm a triscuit girl. but not really a snacker anymore.

Firestarter5 said...

I remember the cashiers at the Valu-mart when I was living in Mississauga. Hot, young things that always wore those black stretchy pants...hmm...good times. I'd go shopping even if I didn't need anything.

Kate Michele said...

lucky you. i get the bitter 16 yr olds that ask me if i got the right change back.

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