I was in the express check-out line (15 items or less) at the grocery store today. I only had 11 items, one of which was a bottle of wine.
The checker was younger than 21, so an adult(supervisor?) (AS) came over, stood next to me, getting ready to press the buttons for my wine before my order was completely unloaded. Great! Efficiency!
The last thing I put on the counter was a bag of pre-packaged fresh veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots) and I noticed that there were quite a lot of brown spots on the cauliflower. (I can't believe that I didn't notice this before, I'm usually quite particular about my produce.)
As the AS reached over to ring up my bottle of wine (my first item) I said "Wait!" (I would have stepped out of line) but it was too late so my order was already started. By this time there were already 2 people behind me.
I showed the bag to AS and said "Oh, dear. Look at this . . ." AS looked and said "I'm so sorry about that" took the bag away from me and left.
I'm betting it would have been rude of me to wait for AS to return with a fresh bag of veggies before completing my checkout, holding up the rest of the line. Especially since I didn't ask for a fresh bag (I would have if there was nobody behind me) and there was no indication that AS actually went to retrieve a fresh bag for me.
So I checked out and left. (The bag of veggies was not important for tonight's meal.)
Now, I'm thinking, that I was rude to AS because I left before she (possibly) came back with a fresh bag of veggies.
But I didn't want to hold up the line!
How would you have handled this situation?