Was working lotto the day the Powerball was at like $600 million…so the line was never-ending and there was always at least 10 people waiting. But everyone was being so great and patient with me (even when lotto went down because of bad weather, everyone just agreed to either patiently wait or come back after their shopping). We had made a special line with dividers and put a sign that said “Lotto” with an arrow, so people wouldn’t come up on the other side of the desk and expect to cut the line.
Well…this guy just didn’t care. He came up on my other side and starts shoving money at me. I just slowly turned and looked at him and went, “Sir, the line is over there.” And pointed to the end of the probably 20 person line.
He just goes, “Oh, they won’t care if you just help me.”
I gritted my teeth and went, “You’re going to have to ask every single person in line, then.”
He turns to the line and goes, “You guys don’t care if she just gets me my ticket. I’m late for work.”
The second guy in line goes, “I don’t think I heard a question in there.”
The annoying guy goes, “Come on, you could’ve already been done with me by now.”
So I forced this smile and said, “I’ll tell you what…you get permission from every single person in line and I’ll help you before them. But if one person says no, then you’ll have to wait your turn.”
The entire line turned to the guy and went, “NO!”
The guy turned and left. Like, I don’t care if you’re late for work. Your poor planning doesn’t give you permission to shove yourself in front of people who have been waiting for at least 10 minutes already. If you’re really that late, then maybe you shouldn’t be in a grocery store trying to buy a lotto ticket.