My, Aren’t We Feeling Entitled Today?, Part 6

, , , , , | Right | April 7, 2021

I’m out shopping for groceries. The self-checkout area is full, so I join one of the regular lines, load up my groceries, and move on down. The lady behind me starts loading her stuff onto the belt right behind mine without putting down a divider, so I helpfully reached over and place one down. The lady glares at me, snatches up the divider, and shoves it out of the way.

Me: “Ma’am, I was—”

Customer: “Shut it! You don’t talk to me.”

She goes back to loading, and I’m not willing to get in a fight, so I just pay attention and then speak up when the cashier gets to the last of my groceries.

Me: “That’s it for me. The rest is hers.”

Cashier: “Oh, okay.”

She finished up, and then I go to pay, when the lady behind me speaks up.

Customer: “Why aren’t you scanning my stuff?”

Cashier: “I just have to finish with him first, then I’ll scan it.”

Customer: “Just scan it. He’s paying for it all.”

The cashier looks at me, obviously confused, and I shake my head.

Me: “No. I’m just paying for mine.”

Customer: “How dare you?! You promised to pay for it! You know I’ve been going through a hard time, and I need this! Now you pay for these groceries!”

The cashier has finished my total, so I just jam my card in, hit the button for credit, and then turn to look at the woman.

Me: “You might have me mistaken for someone else, but I don’t know you, I promised you nothing, and I’m not paying for your stuff.”

At that, she started screaming and crying, while the cashier, wide-eyed, printed out my receipt and handed it to me. I gathered up my stuff and hurried out of there. I saw a manager walking over, so I hope whatever was going on got resolved. I don’t know if she really did have me confused with someone else or if she was just trying to scam me into paying for her stuff via social pressure. Either way, it is just one more reason for me to stick to the self-checkouts.

Related:
My, Aren’t We Feeling Entitled Today?, Part 5
My, Aren’t We Feeling Entitled Today?, Part 4
My, Aren’t We Feeling Entitled Today?, Part 3
My, Aren’t We Feeling Entitled Today?, Part 2
My, Aren’t We Feeling Entitled Today?

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