Monday, November 25, 2013

No shame?!

I have to admit, the older I have gotten the less patience I have for people's ridiculous shenanigans. I don't mean crazy, drunk bar shenanigans but the ways people act at normal places: the bank, grocery store, the mall.  The closer the holidays are the crazier people get.

For example, today I took my toddler grocery shopping with me. She's almost two so she has her moments to put it lightly.  We have been diligently working on getting her to behave once again when we are out shopping. The current issue has been getting her to go in the shopping cart. Today was the first day in a while that I was able to reason with her get her in cart and she was an angel the whole trip. After walking around the store for a while and then waiting on line for while she was starting to get a little antsy. Nothing crazy, just typical two year old stuff. I kept thinking thank goodness we are next to get checked out. That was until I heard the women on line in front of us arguing with the cashier over a 50 cent coupon.  The woman clearly had the wrong item for the coupon but proceeded to argue how the coupon made no sense and it should be good for item she has too. For real?! It's 50 cents..You are making the women with the antsy baby wait an extra 15 minutes so you an argue over 50 cents!!! I swear I was so close to taking a damn 50 cents out of my bag and giving it to her so she would just move on but right when I was getting to that point she decided to let it go. UGH!! Don't people have any shame?!

Personally, I would maybe say something about the coupon but if they didn't accept it I am not going to hold a whole line up over a few cents. I would be embarrassed and would try to be considerate of others. It reminds me of the time I was at Walmart and a lady was fighting the cashier over the fact that an item rang up $19.99 but the sign said $19.97. OMG!! Seriously??!! Holding up a long line over 2 cents....No shame....


  1. She probably didn't see you. And no, I'm not giving her the benefit of the doubt... I think that there are a lot of selfish people who don't pay attention to anyone but themselves and she sounds like one of them!!!! Grrrarrrr! The older I get the more I want to be a hermit. lol :)

  2. I would have been so embarrassed for using the wrong coupon! I think the majority of the public have no common curtesy these days. It's sad! I think we just have to teach our littles how to be polite, and to not argue over 50 cents!

  3. Some people are coupon CRAZY! Today I was waiting in the Walmart line for WAY too long while the lady in front of me searched her purse for her wallet. She was searching at the pace of a snail... and I am 9 1/2 months pregnant. I was NOT happy to say the least. I almost ripped the purse out of her hands so I could find it for her.