Okay, y'all, tell me if I'm being too hard. I know y'all will tell me the truth!
A couple of days ago I was in my local Wally World. I could've gone to the express lane, but I was right at 20 items, so I thought I'd test my patience and go through the regular check out. I accidentally cut in front of a woman, and as soon as I did, I apologized and let her go in front of me. (She had just about the same amount of items that I did.) Karma points, right? One of the clerks told me that another lane looked like it was going faster, so I moved.
So, I'm waiting patiently with only 2 people in front of me, and the first person appears to be almost through. Then the person in front of me starts getting checked out. I had no idea that WalMart will honor specials from other stores. The lady was armed with several different ads and a spiral notebook. Item by item the cashier changed the prices and had to write something down each time. The lady was incredibly organized, I'll give her that. They get through the items that needed to be changed, then the cashier rang up the rest of her order.
Near the end of her order, the lady says that part of the order will be paid for by food stamps. Okay, she's trying to get the most out of her food stamps, and I silently chide myself for the thoughts I had of "why doesn't she go to each place that has the cheaper price instead of buying everything at WalMart?" (I'm losing my patience by now!) Then I hear her say to the man that's with her: "Oh no! I don't have my billfold with me. Would you go out to the car and see if it's out there?" Great, lady. She told the cashier to close her order out and check me out. Which the cashier does graciously. Then, the lady pulls out her....(wait for it)....
Blackberry. Are you serious??? She's on food stamps and she has a freakin' blackberry? CH & I have decent jobs, but I don't have a blackberry. CH has a droid, but the rest of us have "regular" phones.
I just don't get it.