Have you ever been waiting in line to check out at a store, and the person in front of you waits until they hear the total charge BEFORE pulling out their wallet/purse? Isn’t that annoying? This is something that happens to me and is definitely not a rare occurrence.
Here’s a checklist to help yourself be efficient while out on your shopping trip. Think about each of these as you enter a long line at the checkout, or (if the line is short) before you enter the line.
- Are you buying something?
- Are you going to have to pay for it?
- Do you need cash/card to pay for it?
- Is your money in your wallet/purse?
Add to this the self-checkout lines of certain stores, which (usually)work great when you want to run in and grab a single item and run out. Why the hell do people take a full cart of groceries through when an employee could check the whole thing in half the time? Especially when they’re purchasing things like alcohol that make you wait for a clerk to assist anyway? These checkouts could be more efficient, but when people use them inefficiently, it blows the concept for everyone.
If these people had come prepared (isn’t that something you’re supposed to learn in grade school?) I could have been finished in the store by now. Instead, I spent a few extra minutes of my life standing in line for nothing. At least it gives me something to blog about.