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MrMilkdud October 23rd, 2014 12:31am

I am in line behind a coupon warrior at the grocery store right now. She's getting out her second rubber banded pile of coupons right now. Should I wait this out, at the risk of going insane, or offer to buy her pile of coupons?

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brenstal Florida
10/23/14 11:52 am

Wow, that's crazy. I think I would have left the line, even if people had to move to let me out. I was a cashier for a while, and luckily I never had any extreme couponers come to my line.

rons Thanks America
10/23/14 5:20 am

I would leave my stuff and walk away.

EarlyBird Portland
10/22/14 10:55 pm

The store should have given you a hefty discount for the inconvenience.

brenstal Florida
10/23/14 11:53 am

It's my really the store's fault that a woman came in with a lot of coupons. As long as they had other registers open, there isn't much else they can do.

brenstal Florida
10/23/14 11:54 am

Not really*

EarlyBird Portland
10/23/14 11:55 am

As more time went on, I agree. I think MD was getting a kick out of it or something. :)

madeit Houston Area
10/22/14 8:33 pm

There has got to be a better way.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/22/14 7:21 pm

I would get another line I have been behind those so they can be very inconsiderate.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 7:00 pm

Yes. 90 minutes and counting.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 7:03 pm

She's pulled out a stack of flyers from other stores for price comps now.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/22/14 7:09 pm

Are you still trapped in the line or have you chosen to cherish the experience as a potential movie plot?

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 7:27 pm

I've realized after being here for a while that, when read line for line, across multiple covers, these magazines have secret messages embedded in them.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/22/14 7:52 pm

You realize that now they Know that You Know ....
(Cue ominous music)

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
10/23/14 6:15 pm

90 minutes? someone should have told that woman to hurry up, other people are waiting. holy shit. I would've told her off

MrMilkdud
10/23/14 6:19 pm

I may have been exaggerating a bit.

Or maybe I'm still in line.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/23/14 6:49 pm

Yes! Poor MrMilk! Taken in his prime! Faded from this world while waiting in line to purchase groceries for his children. So tragic! The Mighty Warrior Slain in a most InFamous fashion. Cut from Life by the dastardly dithering of the Coupon Warrior!

MrMilkdud
10/23/14 6:59 pm

She may have won the battle but she hasn't won the war

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:52 pm

I'm not opposed to coupons. But she called a manager over because the checker used a 20¢ coupon before using a 50% off coupon on the same item. The woman thought she was being cheated.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:53 pm

It took a while for the manager to explain that taking the 50% off before the 20 cents was to her advantage.
The woman conceded, but have everyone an exasperated "can you believe these crooks" look.
The item was worth $4

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:54 pm

I had the order reversed in the first comment- the woman _wanted_ the checker to take the .20 off first and then the 50%.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/22/14 6:00 pm

If it's in your budget - buy her out :)

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/22/14 6:03 pm

It's a win win: she benefits from your kindness and you get to go home :)

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:05 pm

She literally has a Tupperware container full of coupons. It's cross referenced and indexed with little pink, blue, and yellow cards. If I make an offer, it's all or none. I want the container, too.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:06 pm

Oh, and I want the pen she's using to make check marks on her shopping list as the checker scans each coupon.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/22/14 6:15 pm

Ok, now my coworkers are looking at me funny because I am laughing so hard =D

Seriously, it's your call - how frustrated are you?

:)

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:19 pm

On a scale of 1-10, I'd say I'm a 5.

But she has a coupon for that, which brings it down to 4.

political Georgia
10/22/14 6:31 pm

Give Milk a break! He is being Mr. Mom. He is shopping for his wife and taking care of the kids. My Dad hates to shop, and my Mom loves to shop. So, Daddy brings home the money, and Mommy spends it. :)

chickencookie Jihad Joe
10/22/14 6:38 pm

I used to have one of those folders with the indexed cards but I took all the coupons I needed before I reached the cashier.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:43 pm

Political, I'm shopping for manly stuff tonight. I bought all my Mr. Mom stuff yesterday.

political Georgia
10/22/14 6:59 pm

Uh huh...such as those magazines your daughter was looking at? :)

Torfin Never Behind
10/22/14 5:54 pm

Bail Out! Bail Out! Find a new line.

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MrMilkdud
10/22/14 5:56 pm

I can't. Someone is reading a magazine in line behind me.

Torfin Never Behind
10/22/14 6:04 pm

Wake 'em up and back out!

gonzoboy Arizona
10/22/14 5:47 pm

Wait it out, MrM! Allow this moment to feed your heart a generous helping of goodwill! If she looks at you, don't show exasperation, but smile and tell her what a savvy shopper she is! Pay it forward, Homie! :D

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MrMilkdud
10/22/14 5:51 pm

I'm not being rude to her, gonzo! What kind of person do you think I am? My daughter is talking to her.
We're still here, though.
She pulled a lazeboy recliner out of her gigantic purse and her son just wheeled in a filing cabinet full of coupons.

susanr Colorado
10/22/14 6:00 pm

She should serve drinks to all of you. Milkshakes for the kids. Burgers & fries also, if it lasts much longer.

gonzoboy Arizona
10/22/14 6:03 pm

Hahaha!! Dear heavens, MD! Of course you wouldn't be rude, you are surely a wonderful example for your babies! This happens to me frequently, so I KNOW the impatience welling up in your consciousness! And maybe I'm jus' talkin' MYSELF thru this!

susanr Colorado
10/22/14 5:35 pm

I'd consider switching registers, but you've surely thought of that. I don't think that's ever happened to me - I might actually want to stick around & see how big she scores. But I wouldn't have little kids waiting with me, as you might.

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susanr Colorado
10/22/14 5:37 pm

Speaking of kids, your current profile picture is particularly fabulous. Your girls always make me smile or crack me up, or both, as this pic does.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 5:38 pm

I would switch but there is someone behind me, and that would create a scene.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 5:41 pm

And yes, one of my kids is with me. My four-year-old is standing next to me asking why the girls on the magazine covers aren't wearing any clothes.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 5:42 pm

She's the girl on the right in my profile picture. And thank you for the compliments about my girls :)

susanr Colorado
10/22/14 6:06 pm

Hopefully she can't read yet. I usually find the blurbs on the covers entertaining, but I don't think a 4-year-old needs to know how many months OJ has left to live (3), how much Kirstie Alley weighs (250), or who's getting divorced (everyone).

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:21 pm

My oldest reads those when I'm not looking. She knows she's not supposed to, so she sneaks peeks when she thinks I'm not looking. We've had lots of talks about why anyone should care about celebrities' personal lives.

political Georgia
10/22/14 6:29 pm

Milk, the same thing happens to me except it is usually someone using food stamps not coupons. It never fails for someone to accidentally get something that is not covered on their food stamp.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 6:58 pm

In Texas they used credit card style food stamps. Once a month HEB (the grocery monopoly of TX) gave double value for certain items. I wouldn't go to the store under any circumstances that day, the day before, or the day after.

curtron basement of the Alamo
10/22/14 5:35 pm

That's why I always go to self checkout.

MrMilkdud
10/22/14 5:44 pm

The store actually got rid of self checkout about a year ago. Too many people complain. And it was really awful. The machines never worked.

political Georgia
10/22/14 6:26 pm

My mom hates self check out.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/22/14 8:56 pm

In m town, walmart has slowly conditioned many of us to use self checkout. I like it better. They keep the things working and have attentive staff there. Today there was a short waiting line for it. It has about 14 places.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/22/14 5:34 pm

It is my mom? Ask her if her name is Jane.

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MrMilkdud
10/22/14 7:29 pm

Her name IS Jane!

We're talking about you right now.
She's showing me baby pictures.

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
10/23/14 6:17 pm

uh oh.. you're screwed now. ;-)

Kay41 the Midwest
10/23/14 6:35 pm

As long as she didn't pull out the naked baby in the tub pictures, I'm good. :)