Had a couple rush in front of me with 50 grocery items while i only had one.

United States
April 15, 2009 10:31am CST
They saw that i was heading towards the line with my on item and they made it a definite point of hurrying up in front of me with they're 50 items. I would've said something to them but i didnt because they had a 2 year old looking girl sitting in the carriage.The Mom was acting really stupid and goofy and blabbing and bragging away to the cashier that she had twin boys on the way. After doing all the coupons and cards and everything,she dropped her pocket book,which made her purse open and all this change went flying out everywhere on the floor and she was like,huh huh huh,this stuff has happened to me all day today,huh huh huh.She was pretty nasty and ugly looking as well and her husband or whatever seemed really dumb as well. I officially kept my cool but i really would've liked to have said something to them for doing such an incredibly rude thing as hurrying up in front of me with they're 50 items while i clearly only had one item,a 1 pound steak. They looked over at me several times like they were just hoping i'd say something but of course,i wasnt going to because they had the little girl with them.If they didnt,then i would've,because it wasnt clear the woman was pregnant.She just basically looked quite fat,ugly and nasty.My words would've been directed towards her husband of course but i didnt want to take a chance of making myself look like the bad guy by possibly igniting a scene.I'm just not into doing that.
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8 responses
• United States
15 Apr 09
I'm not going to lie to you, but at this very moment you are making yourself look like the bad guy and its not by igniting a scene its by being EXTREMELY judgemental of people for the wrong reasons. Yes be mad at them for rushing into the line while you only had your one item but it happened. There were most likely other lines that you could of gone into as well. I know almost every single shop now has less than 20 items lines and it doesn't take that much time to walk over to one and get rung up. But can you be mad about it and upset - yes. But did you stop there - no and that is what makes you look like a complete jerk. First off, you shouldn't go off and start judging people on the way they look. There was no reason to point those things out in your conversation. What if I made judgements on you based on your looks? And then when off and spread all these things across the Internet. It doesn't make people feel great and it shows that you are materialist. It shouldn't matte what people look like it should matter who they are as an individual. Who cares if the woman was pregnant? Do you know ANYTHING about pregnancy? Do you know that it normally takes until you are about 4 months into the pregnancy before you start to show? And then you don't really get that prominent belly until 5-6 months down the road? Seriously you are so quick to pass judgement on these people and it shows how shallow and "dumb" you actually are. Hopefully maybe next time you'll learn that if you don't want to seem like a bad guy you won't continue to post discussions like these. You are part of the reason why these society and country is going SO downhill.
• Canada
15 Apr 09
You may as well have just spoke up instead of venting with the name-calling, less negative energy! Its also an opportunity to be extrememly friendly and it may make them think next time. I've encountered people like that...often, and I smile and say, "Please, go ahead!"
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
15 Apr 09
"But can you be mad about it and upset--yes. But did you stop there--no, and that is what makes you look like a complete jerk." Oh, so now we aren't allowed to voice our opinion of the way someone looks? Because of your sudden yipping about someone else's opinion (Last time I checked, we were still allowed to have those--it's a little concept called "freedom of speech")I believe it is you who are part of the reason this country is going downhill. Secondly, what happened could have happened at any line. Why was he going to get out of line when it was about to be his turn to check out (which it wasn't, thanks to the extremely rude, extremely inconsiderate customers (Oh my, I'm being judgmental now! Oops.)? Thirdly, you gripe about his being judgmental of this couple, yet you turn right around and call him a "materialist". Now tell me who's being quick to judge.
• United States
15 Apr 09
Was it truthfully his turn in line though if he wasn't actually in the line? No - he is just mad that a couple who had a ton of items beat him to the line. And now he is upset because they decided not to let him go in front of him. Should of been quicker. And I never said he was being judgmental due to the fact he is mad that the couple didn't let him go in line before him. I am saying he is being judgmental because he is talking about how because they are "ugly" and "dumb" that is the reason why things like this happen. And that is being quick to judge. I'm not being quick to judge when he blanty stated the facts for everyone to read in the other parts. And how am I the one causing the country to go downhill? I am not the one complaining about people because of the way they look - no I'm complaining about an individual that is entirely rude himself due to the way someone looks not the way they act. It is easy to sense his resentment in the way they look because otherwise what is the point in even bringing it up? And don't tell me he isn't materialist. Being materialist means you care a ton about how you look and what you have. And it is obvious that a person's looks matters the most to him - otherwise why constantly go on about it?
@cream97 (29151)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Hi, bobby37! Don't feel bad, I had it happened to me a few times too. I remember standing in Walmart's line last year. And this girl and another girl was taking so long to hurry up. They had a buggy full of food and other things. I only had about 25 items that needed to be rung up. So, they took their precious time and they had to end up getting a void where they had to wait on the CSR to come to the line. And, that in return made me wait more longer. And the girl's can tell that I was getting frustrated. So, when I had to put my food on the moving register, they could see my anger, because they took too dern long! I was standing in line for about 20 minutes! I know that the people knew what they were doing to you, that is why they looked at like you like that. I can't stand it when people try to try me!!! And they know what they are doing too! Usually when I go to stores if I come to the line with one or two things the customer will be nice to let me go ahead in front of them. While other times, they will get their stuff rung up while I wait with just my few items. I hate it when people play a racing game as to let's see who gets here first. That is very childish and rude! Don't worry about it! People will be people. Just do the right thing on your end! I am sorry that this happened to you. I admire you for handling this in a mature manner. That is what counts. That woman knew what she was doing, and it was selfish of her!
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
16 Apr 09
It is good that you did not say anything. These are the types of situations and people that teach us how "NOT" to be. I tend to almost always get behind someone that is going to hold up the line or if not that...the register acts up and the clerk needs a manager...it happens so frequently that I've just learned to go with it. I think the most irritating of all is the lottery ticket people. They take forever to decide what they want....need to know what # each ticket is on etc etc....as if it matters. I work in a store that sells lottery and to me...they are the worst when it comes to being inconsiderate....at least the ones that buy a lot of tickets and continue to play for an hour or so ...going to and from car to store..
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
16 Apr 09
ps. I read a comment above critisizing you for bringing their looks into this equation. Sorry but I have to agree. I forgot to mention it in my response as it wasn't what stood out but it did puzzle me that you described the woman's nastiness in such detail. It may have all been true and of course you have every right to your opinion but it did detract from your real meaning here and make it look as if you placed some sort of importance on her looks in the situation. If the looks didn't enter the equation with you...you'd not have mentioned them right? Not saying you are wrong...to each his own but I do get where that other guy is coming from.
@ShepherdSpy (8560)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 Apr 09
So...there was No "10 Items or less" Checkout lane,or self serve checkouts in this place or another cashier available? that sux..
• United States
15 Apr 09
No..I could'nt use any other line because they would'nt enable me to use my food stamps card.I had to use a regular checkout line with cashier at hand because thats the way it is when you use foodstamps.The couple saw me heading towards the line and they very rudely rushed in front of me with they're carriage. They kept looking at me like they were thinking,ha ha...we made him agitated at us.look at him.he cant do nothing about it.haha..this was they way they were and i want goingt o do anything about it right away because i saw right away that they had a 2 year old looking little girl sitting in the carriage,and to the person who posted and said,well,you didnt need to judge the way they look..i say to this commenter,i deeply apologize if i am not always staying in the politiaclly correct zone of sheeple society. I will point out if people are ugly or fat only if they happen to be rude obnoxious jerks to begin with.Otherwise,i do have fat friends and i have friends that are ugly as well but i would'nt refer to them as fat or ugly because they are cool on the inside...but these people were not cool on the inside so thats why i said those things about the way they looked..Its like they're attitude matched they're looks i guess,for the lack of a better way of putting it. And once again,i apologize for offending the one commenter. If someone says something about me thats personal,i dont take it personal because thats just them not liking me to begin with and thats how it just is in life.But once again,i apologize for falling out of the politically correct people sheeple zone...Its just that,if people are that rude,i'm naturally gonna point out things about them because,well after all,maybe they are mean like that because they know they're ugly themselves...right?
• United States
15 Apr 09
Now that is just plain rude - I work in a grocery store and most people make it a point to let people with one or two items go in front of them. Even if all of their stuff is already on the belt. Of course I live in a small town of 344 people so people tend to be nicer to each other.
• United States
16 Apr 09
Alot of folks do that here too. Wich is nice & good manners in my opinion.
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
It would've been better if you had said something although I also understand why you didn't. But, if you had, you wouldn't look like the bad guy because first of all, you were first in line and you only have one item to check out and maybe if you gave them a piece of your mind, they'd think twice before they do the same thing to other people. Rude people are so annoying! It makes you want to strangle them. lol!
@prinzcy (8511)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
One or one hundreds items, a queue is a queue. What for your turn! That couple really is rude. Since it's already over, just shrug it off. People like that exist just about anywhere.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
15 Apr 09
That is really annoying. I have seen things like that happen all the time. Whenever I am at the store, I always let people with one item before me. I always have my card and coupons and such.