We’ve all been there, shopping, only one register aisle open, long lines, people tapping their fingers and sighing…
Well, not THIS long a line, but a line nonetheless. I was at Target with a basket of maybe ten things and only one check-out lane was open (other than the self checkout lanes, but those had a long line). I was at the end of the long line when I caught out of the corner of my eye, a young man wave and say I’m opening.
I dashed right there, veering my cart without putting a turn signal on, and the woman in front of me in the long wait line groaned and sighed LOUDLY, as if to tell me, she should have gone before me.
She’s technically right but I decided not to defer to being my old nice gal self today and ignored her groan and sighs.
Come to find out, the young male cashier was on his first day of work, and his first ever use of the cash register. He was so new, he didn’t even have a red Target uniform shirt on. To go back a bit, when he waved and said “I’m Opening” I hesitated for a New York nanosecond because he wasn’t wearing an employee uniform, but my selfish self won out and I played the mad dash to get to him first.
ANYWAY, luckily another employee came along his side to show him the ropes and everything was fine and she showed the new employee how to bag etc.
He asked me how I was going to pay and I told him I was going to use my Target card. Fine. I slide my card into the chip-reader and wait and wait and wait, but uh oh, the screen says Card Can Not Be Read. I try again. And again. And again.
By this time the woman I angered earlier is just about to bust a gut. Not only did I cut in front of her but now I’m that person whose card isn’t working and they have to get help. Oh dear.
No one can make it work. I have to use another card but I tell them I’m not about to give up my Target card discount. I thought the woman behind me was going to kill me. She was pissed because it meant the cashier had to scan something in order for the discount to appear on my Visa transaction.
It did. I got out of there as fast as I could. I turned around and apologized to those behind me for holding them up and I think it so took the woman off guard, she said “no problem”. I’m thinking she didn’t really mean a word of what she said. 🙂
Other than that, the rest of my chores went swimmingly. Thank you for asking.