I saw a special snowflake at Wegman's last night.
In the usual Wegman's manner my store has an area of beautiful loose fresh veggies, so that people can bag their own. Special-Snowflake-Perfect-Greenbeanus combed very slowly through the loose green beans with his fingers, touching each bean at least once, I'm sure. He carefully chose one bean at a time for his bag, until he had what he deemed a sufficient quantity.
I watched him out of the corner of my eye as I got all of my vegetables and fruit, amazed at the length of time he spent picking over the green beans. I had been looking at the beans earlier. There was nothing wrong with them - they weren't shriveled or browned.
In the realm of Special Snowflakes this guy is pretty minor, but I do think he was gross. Don't most people take handfuls of beans, and maybe throw just a few back? He didn't look particularly clean, and he basically wiped his hands over all of the beans.
I'm not a gardener, so I don't know if fresh green beans would bruise from the picking that this guy did. No one else could get beans very easily while he did his thing, either, if anyone still wanted any after seeing his behavior.
O_o I hope he wasn't at my Wegman's. Knowing my luck it probably was.
To me, it doesn't matter whether I'm going to adequately sanitize the green beans later, which I am. It's just that I don't like the thought of someone's hands all up in my food like that. Plus, now I have no choice but to touch the same beans that he egregiously wiped his hands all over.
I see a lot of SS people in Wegman's. People leave full carts in random spots, seemingly abandoning them, and then get huffy if you try to scoot them a millimeter out of the way. Other people push and shove to get wherever they're going, and I've heard more than one irate businessman griping on his bluetooth about "the crush of people in here" or "everyone
is here at this store, ugh it's soooo crowded." Yes, because obviously no one else is going shopping at 5 p.m. on a weekday but you