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?
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.
I would leave my stuff and walk away.
The store should have given you a hefty discount for the inconvenience.
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.
As more time went on, I agree. I think MD was getting a kick out of it or something. :)
There has got to be a better way.
I would get another line I have been behind those so they can be very inconsiderate.
You aren't still in line are you?!?
Yes. 90 minutes and counting.
She's pulled out a stack of flyers from other stores for price comps now.
Are you still trapped in the line or have you chosen to cherish the experience as a potential movie plot?
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.
You realize that now they Know that You Know ....
(Cue ominous music)
90 minutes? someone should have told that woman to hurry up, other people are waiting. holy shit. I would've told her off
I may have been exaggerating a bit.
Or maybe I'm still in line.
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!
(Film at 11)
She may have won the battle but she hasn't won the war
I'd take notes and learn.
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.
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
I had the order reversed in the first comment- the woman _wanted_ the checker to take the .20 off first and then the 50%.
If it's in your budget - buy her out :)
It's a win win: she benefits from your kindness and you get to go home :)
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.
Oh, and I want the pen she's using to make check marks on her shopping list as the checker scans each coupon.
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?
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.
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. :)
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.
Political, I'm shopping for manly stuff tonight. I bought all my Mr. Mom stuff yesterday.
Uh huh...such as those magazines your daughter was looking at? :)
Bail Out! Bail Out! Find a new line.
I can't. Someone is reading a magazine in line behind me.
Wake 'em up and back out!
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
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.
She should serve drinks to all of you. Milkshakes for the kids. Burgers & fries also, if it lasts much longer.
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!
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.
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.
I would switch but there is someone behind me, and that would create a scene.
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.
She's the girl on the right in my profile picture. And thank you for the compliments about my girls :)
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).
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.
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.
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.
That's why I always go to self checkout.
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.
My mom hates self check out.
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.
It is my mom? Ask her if her name is Jane.
We ALL know Jane! :D
Her name IS Jane!
We're talking about you right now.
She's showing me baby pictures.
uh oh.. you're screwed now. ;-)
As long as she didn't pull out the naked baby in the tub pictures, I'm good. :)