In the Waiting Line

This isn’t really a big deal, but I found it amusing and irritating at the same time.

I’m standing in the checkout lane at Wal-Mart with a cart about half full, when this guy walks up and starts invading my space a bit. As I am ignoring him he asks “Sir, could I go in front of you, I only have a couple of things”. I turn around and he is in his early 20’s, juggling/balancing about eight items. Looking him straight in the face I say “Well, if I let you in front of me, and every person who walks up who asks the same thing, I’ll be here all night”. He says in a particularly sheepish to girlish voice “It’s just me”. Being the kind hearted person I am, I turned around and made him wait.

Now, because this kid was too stupid to grab a basket as he walked in, therefore causing him to struggle with his handful of items…somehow I need to accommodate that stupidity by letting him get ahead of me in line. This kid clearly hasn’t spent a day in the military…a place in line is like gold. Trust me when I say, I have witnessed epic fights over a place in the chow line before.

Anyway, people out there, if you make the tragic mistake of not using the store provided basket, suck it up. And sure as hell don’t whine to me about it.

Full disclosure, if he had been a senior citizen, or a very attractive female, I would have let them go in front of me.

This is also the first post from my phone, while I’m lying in bed…when I should be sleeping.

Sgt. Hug

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