What’s Her Problem?

The Captain, Boo and I were at a K-Mart shopping for school supplies and other things.

After shopping for what seemed like an eternity. I mean, how long can you spend in one store, anyway.

Boo decided on several supplies. Notebooks, pens…

We ran across their, end of the season, outdoor lawn furniture sale. Finding a good deal on outdoor chairs, we called for an associate to ask questions.

What seemed like forever, an employee showed up and promptly answered our questions, sent someone to the back to retrieve our new purchase.

He met us at the cash register.

The cashier, obviously, did not like me on sight.


I have no idea. I’ve never seen her before in my life.

I asked to make sure the price rang up at the sale price. After scanning the other chosen items, I then handed her a coupon I had picked up in the school supply area. She acted as if she had never seen this before. Saying she wasn’t sure they honored this coupon.

I politely stated that I picked it up from a stack on display in the school supply area.

She left to ask her supervisor. I waited.

For Goodness sake, it was displayed in their store. Had the store name on it. Why wouldn’t they honor it?

She came back saying that a certain item would not be included.

Let me explain this coupon…It was $4.00 off on $40.00 or more in school supplies.

I wasn’t exactly sure what dollar amount I had in school supplies and was not about to stand there and add them up in my head, when I knew the computerized cash register would match them up.

She had an attitude. And it was quickly getting under my skin.

The cash register deducted my coupon and I paid for my purchase.

As she handed me the receipt, she stated, “Have a good evening.”

And just stood there staring at me. There were people in line behind me, waiting.

You know how you can just “tell” when someone is issuing a challenging your way? Just staring at you for an extended period of time?

I said, “You have a nice evening, too”. And stared back.

We just stood there, staring. I was thinking, “What is her problem?”

I don’t know what she was thinking. I’d like to know. I didn’t say or do anything to offend her.

Finally, she looked away, and began concentrating on her next customer.

I walked away. But not until she looked away. No way was I backing down from whatever it was.

We loaded our purchases on the truck and left.

In the truck, I asked The Captain if he noticed the situation with the cashier.

He said, “Oh, yeah, I thought it was on, right there in K-Mart!”

So it wasn’t my imagination!

I’d go back and ask, but she probably doesn’t even remember me. Maybe I’ll go and stand near her and pay attention to see if she treats everyone that way.

I mean, if I offended someone, I’d like to atleast know what it is that I did or said.

That was 6 days ago, I’m still puzzled!

What would you do?

Stand there and stare.

Maybe, ask, “What?”

Or turn and walk away?

Just wondering.