Yesterday, a friend watched my 2 older boys for me so I could run to the store and get a few things. I took my 8 month old with me. I transferred a prescription to Safeway and received a $30 gift card! Awesome!
I stocked up with canned goods for my food storage and got the following deals:
– kidney beans and garbanzo beans (0.79 per can)
– tuna (0.79 per can)
– tomato sauce (0.50 per can)
– ketchup (0.99 per bottle – really good deal since we go through TONS of ketchup at our house)
– ground beef (1.79 per pound – they usually want 3.49 per pound and it’s over 2.00 per pound at Costco)
– pork and beans (0.59 per can)
– big box of Goldfishies for the kids
When I bought these items, I bought multiples – i.e. 15 cans of tuna, 10 cans of beans, 5 cans of pork and beans, etc. I was standing in line and looked up and realized the checker’s light was off. I looked over and went to the lane to the left of me. I avoided the far lane because I knew it was the express lane. There was nobody behind me and I began to load the belt with my several cans of food.
Sam was making noises and beginning to get impatient. I was trying to distract him and be friendly to the cashier at the same time. After a minute of ringing items up, she looked at me and said “Just to let you know….this is a 15 items or less line.” I looked up and there was the sign – 15 items or less. DANG!
I felt like a complete idiot! Once I looked down from the sign, I realized there were now 3 people in line behind me. They didn’t feel any pity for a mom with a small child trying to get through the line, not even realizing it was an Express line. The woman behind me continued to roll her eyes annoyingly even though I apologized to her 2 or 3 times.
It drives me nuts when people do that, but usually it’s done intentionally or without caring! DANG is all I can say 🙂