Checkout script

Do all checkout clerks follow the same script? It’s more than one store, it’s all of them. They used to ask if I wanted Paper or Plastic but now they just assume it’s plastic and don’t even ask, which is annoying because I like to recycle bags and prefer paper. They don’t know how to pack the bags, either, and put cans on top of tomatoes or bread.

WalletBut most annoying is their insistance on bagging everything and then giving me my change, leaving me standing there trying to put it into the wallet while not clogging up the line. The faster I try to move, the more my hands turn into giant lumps without functioning fingers to separate bills or coins.

I know it didn’t used to be that way. Maybe it’s all an attempt to make me use plastic and not cash, though if I ask for cash back I end up with the same problem. It’s worse in the winter when I’m also trying to deal with gloves and things; summer is somehow a more relaxed time.

None of this really matters and I’m just being crabby. A clerk practically shoved my change at me tonight at the grocery store and glared when I didn’t immediately get out of the way of the next customer and I’m feeling residual annoyance.