Encountered a SS in the supermarket today.
The store is on my way home from work, so I popped in to get a few things - and I really mean a few
. I tend to use the self-checkout machines if I'm not buying much, so I did.
So, I scanned my items, paid my money, waited a second for my change so I could put it in my purse. Fine... but I'd barely picked up my change, when some woman with a full basket (I didn't stop to look properly, I was so shocked) put her basket on the side of my scanner and stood right next to me
while I was picking up the last few coins. I hadn't even picked up/bagged my THREE items yet. (2 tubs of goodies from the bakery section and a chocolate bar.)
Then she stood there, chatting away to her child (I think. She may have been on the phone), waiting - impatiently, I felt - for me to finish and go.
I shoved my purchases into my bag as quickly as I could and moved away, but I was not
happy. I mean, how completely rude/SS/self-absorbed do you have to be to do that?!
Once outside, I got really annoyed that I didn't use my spine and say anything, or even shoot her a filthy look, but at the time I was just so shocked that she'd actually done it, that I was speechless (and uncomfortable that she was standing so unnecessarily close to me).
I mean, I wasn't being slow - my change had literally just dropped down into the tray. The machine had not by a long shot got to the point of saying "Thank you for shopping at..." which is the usual cue that the self-checkout is now free. I know her basket was full, but could she not have held it for, ooh, 90 seconds longer?