July 06, 2008

Absolve Me, Pater, Quia Peccavi

Having much on my mind the other day, I got into the 15 items or less [sic] line at the local grocery store without having closely counted, only to realize when it was far too late that I was carrying...... 19 items.

What is worse, I only fully came to this realization when I heard the mousy cashier apologizing to the woman behind me as I left and the woman, in turn, muttering under her breath about people who can't count.

By that point, feeling that it was useless to either a) offer to put something back or b) plead that there was no malum intended in my breach of soopermarket etiquette, I simply grabbed my bags and scarpered.

I have been feeling riddled with guilt ever since.

Posted by Robert at July 6, 2008 04:20 PM | TrackBack

You wanna feel riddled with guilt? How about you take home a couple of grocery bags that aren't yours! My husband showed up home the other day with all kinds of stuff. Turns out that about $35 worth of it was the woman in front of him's stuff!

We immediately cooked the roast!!!

Posted by: Babs at July 6, 2008 07:08 PM

I would be the guy behind you quietly fuming that you are abusing the system.

Posted by: steve at July 7, 2008 05:46 AM