Okay, I don’t know if I’m just extra irritable or people are just being extra stupid lately!
I was shopping at a local big box craft store the other day and really wanted to slap a lady. I was waiting in line at the register and since I was the 3rd person and the one at the register had a ton of stuff, they called another cashier. A couple of girls walked up behind me while waiting for the extra cashier. This lady came walking up with her hands full of stuff and followed the new cashier to her register- walking RIGHT through the line of us already waiting! I’ve got ONE small thing, two cranky kids, and had been waiting, but no, she thinks she’s entitled to the register because she has her hands full. (Do you SEE those baskets/carts RIGHT over there???) She’s laughing and carrying on with the girls behind me who had also followed her over. I was so frustrated. What happened to asking the next person in line to step over to the new register? Even if I had at that point, I would’ve been waiting even longer with all of the first lady’s junk and the girls too!
Second incident, THAT day. I met my husband at a fast food restaurant for dinner. (Son has t-ball and I had to work so we have to eat quick.) We come in different doors and some lady and her daughter walked in behind Jon. They practically ran around him to get in line before us. Then, they discuss what to order for who and order about 6 meals while we wait behind them. They get done and head over to the pop/soda machine. The girl decides she needs to sip the fizz out of the top of her cup, fill it up again, sip some more fizz, fill it up again, arrange her lid just right, unwrap and put the straw in. Her mom finally came over and told her to move so we could get our drinks. (I’d been standing there [I]patiently[/I] waiting with my 2 year old.) I just don’t understand the need to get in line ahead of someone and then making up your mind what to order. I typically don’t get in line unless I know what I’m ordering and don’t make others wait for me to play with my drink.
Also, why the heck do people not use the sidewalk? I was driving down a fairly busy street and had to drive around some idiot running down the street a few feet away from a perfectly fine sidewalk. I see it ALL the time. What are sidewalks for if people can’t walk/run on them??? I understand when there’s a car parked over it (which seems to be the case on our street because of some idiot with extra fixer-uppers.) Or kids playing or toys in the way, but this is never the case when I have to stop or drive around them! (And they don’t seem to care about the “facing traffic” rule either!)
Along the same line, why do bicycle riders think the stoplights don’t apply to them? I’ve almost hit a few of them because they think that they are exempt from the laws. The most recent, I was turning left at a stoplight. He was coming from my right and saw me turning left so he could go through his intersection, except, I had to make room for him when he used half of my lane. Had I not been paying attention, I would’ve ran him over or at least knocked him down when he pulled up on my right side. Had he just obeyed the stoplight and waited, it would’ve been fine.
Just thought I’d vent here. I tell my husband but he just shrugs and blows me off…