Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow, self check out, and warm feet

I have a question.

Why is it that when adverse weather conditions are in store everyone and their mothers brothers uncle descends on the grocery store? I mean HEB was a complete mad house.

I needed to make one quick stop on my way home yesterday to make sure we didn't run out of things like chocolate chips cookies, french onion dip, and the fixings for baked potato soup.

Because I mean we are going to be cooped up in the house for days, days I tell you due to the up coming snow. Not really more like one day, but you never want to run out of chocolate chip cookies.

Anyway back to my point.

HEB was nuts. People were every where and the workers were trying to keep the shelves stocked. But the worst part was the check out lines.

One word. LONG!

All I really wanted to do was take my 16 things, check out and go home. Then it dawned on me.


I never use the self check out. I have an aversion to the self check out line. I always feel as if everyone is watching me and thinking why can't that woman hurry up. Why is she scanning her items so slow. Why is it taking her so long to put her groceries in the bag.

I would almost rather stand in the long line and wait 30 minutes than have that kind of pressure put on me. But I was ready to be home so I put my fear aside and walked to the self check out lines and waited.

While I was waiting I figured I could gather up my things and get them organized so all I would have to do when it was my turn would be to start scanning my items thus shortening my time feeling everyone staring at me.

A few minutes later and it was my turn and guess what?

The scan/load/pay grocery Gods were shinning down on me. I made it out in record time and I didn't even break a sweat.

So now we are hunkered down and ready for the snow.

All I can say is I hope the weathermen have their predictions right because I know one little 6 year old who is going to be a tad bit upset if he doesn't get some snow.

Oh and just in case you are wondering, yes I do have my Snoozies on.


Brooke said...

i self checkout all the time. except when buying kool-aid packets. the weight sensors never register them and its always "please place your item in the bag" BUT I ALREADY DID!

{amy} said...

I love the self checkout, but I was afraid of them at first (for the same reason you listed)! Did you end up getting any snow? We didn't! :( My poor little guy wasn't so happy! I completely understand how you feel about the grocery store! I went for about 4 items last night, and it was pure craziness!! Seriously? Because we'll be stuck at home for one day. I couldn't do without chocolate chips, either!! ;)