posted on Oct, 7 2013 @ 03:57 PM
I think maybe your brain had a time slip.
As a former grocery store cashier, I can't tell you how common this is.
Someone lets someone else in front, they don't have room to put their stuff down (I would keep the groceries coming at me as fast as possible, so
the next person could get theirs down) and the person with 2 items would keep them in their hands, and especially if they were old, they wouldn't
notice I had gone onto the next persons order (especially if I couldn't see their held items or if they didn't put a bar down between the
In the time it literally takes you to tell the next person to cut ahead, your order can be half done.
And by the time the person says "thank you" the cashier is onto the second bag. Then, of coarse, we would end up looking like the bad guys because
now we have to unscan the groceries we have already rang in. Which ends up taking more time than it would have if you hadn't let someone cut.
This was especially annoying when someone with only 12 items let someone with 2 items cut ahead. Because in the time it took them to say "go ahead"
and wait for the other person to unload their two items, we could have been done their order.
Then, like you said, you couldn't even identify your own groceries, so I doubt you were really paying attention, probably just day dreaming like
everyone else who lets someone cut in line.
And last, but not least, at least once a day, someone would unpack their groceries and pick up a magazine and get one page open and I would have to
say "how are you paying" and they would say "oh, that was fast" because I was already done and they would think they had time to kill. Even with
For the record, I believe in time slips, I just don't think this was one.