More Fun In The Checkout Line! Except Not…

OMG I suck at checkout lines. I don’t get it! Does this happen to everybody? If you ever, ever see me in a store and I’ve got fewer than ten things in my hands and I’m headed for the checkout line, run the other way or at least make sure you avoid my line at all costs. Last night, Dale needed to pick up one thing, ONE THING, at Wal-Mart. Now, this might be karma because Wal-Mart is the Eevilest, most horrible corporation, but somebody sent D’s work a Wal-Mart gift card and so he was using it to help pay for a Wii, which they’re using as a prize for their casino night coming up on Thursday at work. It was after 10:00 pm when we got there so we wandered over to the electronics and found what we needed. Capitalism win! Oh but wait, we still have to check out. There was one person in front of us, and of course the cashier (Who definitely had the “Wal-Mart” look and wasn’t far from being what some of my friends might consider “not a real person”.) can’t figure out how to ring up the one item the lady in front of us has. Seriously? EVERY FREAKING TIME! Finally after about seven minutes of futile attempts, the cashier calls for reinforcements and a person with a key comes and helps her ring up the DVD player or whatever it was. Great! Fantastic! Our turn. S…he? I’m pretty sure? She? Maybe “he” but I finally decided I think it was a she. With the super scary meth teeth. Anyway, the cashier rings us up, D goes to use the gift card annnnd…FAIL. Like, the whole machine does something weird, it won’t authorize the gift card, and (of course) it’s taking forever. I wandered off to look at random stuff (You can buy Space Camp AND WarGames in a two-pack for $7.50 at Wal-Mart! It’s how the evil empire sucks you in!) and when I get back they still haven’t figured it out. The cashier goes “Sorry, I’m a new cashier, let me call customer service…” and finally another person with a key shows up, fixes it, and we get out of there. But WTF?! Why does Wal-Mart have a new person working in electronics by themselves? And WHYYYY does that crap happen to me every time I have to buy something? Suck it, Universe.

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