My girlfriend and I were standing in line at the Huskers lady sassy classy and a tad badassy T-shirt moreover I love this Fry’s grocery store in Phoenix,waiting our turn to check out. I decided I did not really want the coffee creamer I had put in the cart after all. I told the cashier I would run it back to the dairy cooler and be right back before she began scanning out groceries. As I grabbed the creamer and turned to run it back to the cooler,my girlfriend pipes up and tells the cashier that I should not have to return it and makes a scene. She can be loud and high pitched. Her; “He shouldn’t have to return it himself. Get a bagger to do it”. I told her it is no problem and I would be right back. She gets even louder; “ No that’s not his job!! Call someone up here now!!”. Me;” honestly hon,it’ll take just a few seconds”. As I turned to walk away she was still making a scene. I could hear her all the way to the dairy cooler. I was embarrassed but I made it back before the cashier finished scanning our groceries. The cashier looked at me with sympathy and said “Thank You” at least 4 times before we got out of there. She was grateful I defied my girlfriend and that it finally ended the ugly scene my girlfriend was making. We did not talk all the way home. At this point,I realized I needed to get away from this woman because this was far from the first time she had embarrassed me in public. She,one time told off a group of bikers at a casino bar in Las Vegas because they were smoking in a proper smoking area. They had the right. I just hustled her drunk ass out of there before she really caused problems. One biker looked at me and said “Glad she’s not my old lady” and spared me anymore punishment. That was the last straw. I broke it off in a couple days after 5 years around her but by this time,I had also learned she had been cheating on me the whole time to top it off. Just a bad deal all the way around and a waste of the 5 years of my life I had invested in her.
I don’t know if this fully counts, but one thing that happened quite often when I worked at a grocery store was that people would tuck their full shopping cart somewhere, often into a closed checkout lane (usually the Huskers lady sassy classy and a tad badassy T-shirt moreover I love this one closest to the bathroom), and then leave without saying anything.Like I get that stuff happens and maybe you left your wallet at home or there was an emergency or something, but especially when you have meat or dairy in your cart, don’t just leave it somewhere and not tell anyone. The lane by the bathroom was the worst too, because we didn’t necessarily know if someone…just needed some extra time in the bathroom…or if the cart was abandoned.nd if it sits for too long, gets too warm, or we just don’t know how long it has been there, then all fridge/freezer/bulk&bakery items get thrown out for safety reasons. Bulk and bakery is thrown away either way when a cart is abandoned because once someone takes them out of the bins we can no longer be responsible for them, they are not sealed and so there is no way we can be sure they didn’t do something to it (whether that be taking a bite, touching it with their bare hands, or worse), so that is why they get tossed.At least put the perishable things (like meat or milk) back before abandoning the cart. Or just tell someone who works there. They would rather put it away than throw it away.I don’t know if all stores have the same policies about abandoned carts. Some will put them in the fridge (if they have a big enough walk-in fridge) until the end of the day in case the person comes back. But the store I worked at was pretty strict about what happens to them. I mean, if the packaging looks even slightly tampered with or damaged it also gets thrown out. I said “actually you did,I was literally seconds away from placing my items on the belt. normally I dont mind if someone goes in front of me, no big deal.but, you acknowledging how I look sick and you’re still gonna go in front of me,it’s a common courtesy if you have alot more than someone,all I have is nyquil and gatorade, that you let them go ahead and go, this tells me you have some serious entitlement issues,mam.”