11.03.2009

Confused Shopping

I went to the supermarket by myself the other day, and as I was heading to the cash registers I was beckoned, quite enthusiastically, by the worker that puts the bought items in the bags to the cash register he was stood at. And I was like, "Okay. Fine. I'll pick your lane today." Now, I had gone shopping for only a few items and so I was carrying my stuff in a basket rather than pushing them along in a trolley, and I happened to also be carrying a 4kg box of detergent (because it didn't fit in the basket) and so this same guy comes up to me and carries the box for me and proceeds to empty my basket on to the conveyor belt.

:/

I don't know if you noticed, but I refered to this guy simply as "the worker." And I did that intentionally because, frankly, I'm quite confused as to what his job really is. Does his job description include: push trolley, retrieve forgotten items from shelves, bag items, carry things for customers, empty items into customer's car, mop the floor, bring change from neighbouring cash register...? I doubt it. But they seem to be taking over that way. I mean next thing you know, they might flip out their wallets and pay for the stuff too.


It's ridiculous. Who do I blame for this confusing and bizarre phenomenon? Us, ofcourse...we...the people, who have become so dependant, so willing to have others do things for us, in return for some petty cash. And these poor guys need it so they do what they can...anything and everything.

Well, listen here mister...I can carry my own stuff, push my own trolley and I can damn well choose which cash register I'm going to pay at!

Sigh ... enough venting? Yes. I think so.

10 comments:

Q80thug said...

true, we have no one else to blame but ourselves.

p.s. are you also waiting for the weekend to rescue you this time ? :)

Nwr said...

i like this post :) i enjoy reading your ramblings :)

Sylar said...

So you're upset/frustrated because a man was nice enough to unload your things, most especially that 4kg box which you seem to be hinting at being too much for you to carry?

Kuwait is beyond help, the oil was more of a curse than a blessing.

F. said...

Q80Thug: True.

Nwr: Really? Good to know.

Sylar: I wasn't hinting it was too heavy. I was perfectly fine. I was only an inch away from the conveyor belt...I could have put it there myself...

I don't think oil is the problem...You could be wealthy and still have morals, ethics, manners...

Sylar said...

You can be but the possibility of that in Kuwait is low.

F. said...

Syler: I agree!

zenofchaos said...

We should be ashamed of ourselves with our Oil dependency and poor exploitation. grrr

eshda3wa said...

ofcourse you can do it yourself

but you can also let him carry it for you

and give him half a kd for hos effort so he can buy himself everything and anything

F. said...

ZenOfChaos: We should.

Eshda3wa: I see your point Eshda3wa, but I'd rather I carry my own things and he get a job that he gets properly paid for.

SeanO47 said...

was this a Trader Joe's?

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