Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Just a Tip

Just a tip for anyone out there who may work at a grocery store, or any store for that matter. If you have a very stressed out looking mom come through your register with a "car cart", 2 year old in the car, 9 month old in the front, both children screaming. The 9 month old is just screaming because she has discovered how loud she can do it, and the 2 year old is screaming that she nees to go potty in the Dora potty, not in the big potty at the store.
When you have this little family come through your line, DO NOT take up their time by trying to talk to the children about why they are so sad and telling them how pretty they are, asking the mom questions about their eyes/ages, if she likes the green bags, and other small talk. I like to chit chat as much or more than the rest of them, but now is not the time. Just scan the stupid groceries and let them get on their way.
The mom will greatly appreciate it.

4 comments:

Carrie Medford said...

Amen to that! Then add a 3 year old grabbing at anything and everything around him. It makes for some fun shopping trips!

Kris & Amy Morris said...

Ugh, sounds like my day today. Only my trip to the store was acutally pleasant. It was at home that it sucked!

The Byers Family said...

SUCKS FOR YOU! So sorry you had such a trip but at least it's now over and you won't remember this in a few short years! (months if you're lucky and weeks if you're really really lucky!)

Jennie-O said...

Yikes!! I've totally been there (in the car cart as well...I HATE those things!) I'm with you about the chit chat thing - I want to get out asap before I start screaming too!