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A Race To Be At The Place

| LA, USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior

(Customer #1 is paying with a check. She’s one of our regulars, and a very nice person, but it does take her a little bit of time to write all the information on her check. Customer #2 is in line behind her.)

Customer #2: “Oh, dear gawd. How long is this gonna take?”

Me: “Just a moment, ma’am. We need to finish up here.”

Customer #2: “Some of us ain’t got all day. We don’t go ‘round wasting other people’s time, but here they be wastin’ ours. F*** this!”

Me: “We’re almost done, and stop cussing. Okay?”

Customer #1: “Thank you, sweetie. Are we done? Okay, fine. Have a good day, now!”

Customer #2: *mockingly* “Have a good day! Have a good day! Get your old a** out my way!”

(I silently ring up the rude customer’s purchases, and then tell her the total. She pulls a plastic baggie from her purse and starts counting it out in loose change. It’s a large total, and several times she gets a text on her phone and then loses track of her count. All in all, it takes nearly ten minutes for her to pay.)

Customer #2: “There! We done? I got places to be!”

(Customer #2 then strolls out the door and stands leaning on the lamp post next to the street, talking on her cell phone. I start ringing up the next customer.)

Customer #3: “Yep. That’s her place to be, I guess.”