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17 December 2012 @ 09:32 pm
A clarification of my previous post about Kroger and carts  
Now that I've reread my own post several times, I realize it's ambiguous. Here's the actual order of events:

* Cashier standing at end of open lane invites me to her lane. I accept.

* Cashier offers to unload my cart. I say, "oh, no, thanks."

* Cashier walks behind checkstand; I start to unload cart; cashier starts to ring me up. As far as I can tell, I'm keeping up with the cashier.

* Suddenly, a bagger is between me and the cart, saying, "Here, miss, let me help you unload." [Tangent: "Miss"? Really? I haven't been called "Miss" in decades and I've come to prefer "Ma'am".]

* I am very startled, and automatically apologize for being too slow.

* Bagger says, "Oh, no, not at all," but I'm already upset and shaking.

* I spill my wallet all over the checkstand, and babble more apologies as the cashier helps me clean up the mess I've just made.

* Bagger offers to take my cart to the car and load it for me, and I decline MUCH more fervently. I don't recall my exact words, but I think they were along the lines of, "Oh no no, please no!"

* I come home and post, while crying and swearing I'm never going to a human cashier again if I can possibly avoid it.

So, in retrospect, I think it was probably more like 75% my fault and only about 25% Corporate Policies I Still Don't Like.
 
 
 
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collectivefayanora on December 18th, 2012 08:51 am (UTC)
*HUGS* I often feel I'm too slow at checkout lanes. I don't panic like that, but it does bother me. (My panic attacks are reserved for things like thinking I've lost something important, or have myself convinced I've forgotten to lock the door.)

What I found helps me is going shopping with a friend. We go to a store where we bag our own stuff, so there's added worry. But one of us loads stuff onto one end, the other bags on the other end. It doesn't always work out that smoothly, but when it does, it's pretty cool.