Instead of buying things from a supermarket i like to use local indipendant traders so the best place for me to go and pick up a few buts and pieces is our local indoor market (im not sure if you have these in the US, but in the UK they are fairly common and are big halls which are filled with permanent and semi-permanant stalls which act as tiny shops for small independant businesses to operate from).
Anywho, our local market has got two stores which sell lots of household things like washing up liquid, batteries, mops etc. I needed some bin-liner (garbage bags) and some washing-up liquid so i went to one stall, and it had quite an odd layout with the cash desk in the centre and things on shelves all around. I picked up my bin-liners and then looked to find the washing-up liquid. Which must of been in a different area. As i walked past the cash desk, the stall oweber looked up and said ‘What are you doing with those?’ in a very brusque manner. 'I explained i was looking for washin-up liquid and she grunted then proceeded to stare at me while i searched.
Not liking the attitude one bit, i turned back the way i had walked tossed the bin-liners back in their spot and went to the other store.
I bought what i needed there, again not finding what i needed straight way but getting some very freindly help from the assistant. It hen went on to get a couple of other things from several different stalls. When i was stood byt the bakery, way on the other side of the market hall, somebody tapped me on the shoulder. I turned aroud and it was the owner of the first stall.
before i could say anything she said very aggressively ‘Are you going to pay for thos bin-bags or not?’
I couldnt believe it. I told her i had put them back and bought them from another shop. she asked why and i said beacuse i didn’t like her attitude. She said (again quite aggressively) ‘what attitude, i just asked if you wanted help!’ I just said 'That attitude.'
After that i turned and walked away. I was so flustered though, i almost dropped all my money in the fruit shop.
I couldnt beleive she had followed me all over the market to accuse me of stealing a 79p roll of bin-liners!!