Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Security Cracks Down at Smith's

Damien and I go grocery shopping every week at Smith's because it is the closest non-ghetto grocery store (unlike Allen's). Usually we go grocery shopping on Saturdays so we always have the same cashiers. But two weeks ago when we went we had this new guy that was missing one of his front teeth. The first thing he says to me is, "What are you eating?" I was chewing gum that I had bought from Costco. I was not stealing food by eating it before we got to the checkout. So then he tries to cover up this accusation by saying that he was just wondering what I couldn't wait to eat before we checked out. But wait, it gets better.
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Last weekend we did our usual grocery shopping routine. We are going through checkout and we even had a cashier that we have had many times before. The first thing she says to me is, "Do you have any items left in your cart?" Why is she asking me after I have loaded everything onto the moving belt and would have said if I had something large underneath my cart. And she or the bagger could have also just looked at our cart and seen that nothing was left in it. Does she think college students are buying large cases of items?

Both of these situations were a little on the rude side I would say. I think that they could have asked these same questions in a much nicer way instead of being so rude and then trying to explain themselves although I knew that the first guy was accusing me of stealing. It is a good thing that I don't get offended easily but just prepare yourself if you plan on shopping at Smith's anytime soon.

Conclusion: I think they have had recent problems with moral-lacking customers who decide to eat or hide goods in the bottom of their carts and not pay for them. This is also known as stealing and is not legal.