Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Things I Hate: Cigarette Packers

Lots of people pack their cigarettes. Why? I'm not really sure. I think it's to pack the tobacco tighter inside so that they are easier to light. Or maybe there's another reason. I smoked for 15 years and never packed my cigarettes. I liked a little challenge when lighting up a smoke.

There are, however, customers that will pack cigarettes right in front of me. That's fine and all, if they use their hand to pack the cigarettes.

The ones that use the front counter to bang their cigarettes on? Well, that pisses me off.

We have a regular customer come in every day that does this. He will buy his smokes, and while I'm screwing around in the cash register to give him his change back, he will pack his cigarettes on the counter. And it's not just one or two times. He does this about 15 times.

Every time I get him in my line, I cringe. When he's packing his smokes, I can't hear any other customers talking to me because it's so freaking loud!

I've been tempted to ask him to go do that somewhere else, but I seriously think he just got out of jail or something. He's got that crazy look in his eyes. Never says anything, just buys his smokes and packs them on the counter. Then he leaves, but he's got that jailhouse walk like he used to have a boyfriend in jail named Bubba that liked to do nasty things to him.

He's seriously starting to annoy me. So for now, every time he does this, I give him back the crappiest looking money I have in my drawer.

But if I ever disappear and you never hear from me again, that probably means I got annoyed enough to say something to him and he killed me. Wish me luck!


  1. Maybe the 15 smacks on the counter is symbolic of his time in jail with Bubba.

  2. Does he have all of his teeth? And does he sport a mullet??

    Something about toothless mullet wearing men (that I have observed) have a thing about doing that...just me though.

  3. Packing? Hmmm, as a person that has never smoked I can't understand this at all.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  4. a couple of the guys here "pack" their cigs too and it drives me nuts. God, I loved your bubba reference. hahahahaha.

  5. Now, you just calm down. Goofy guy might get Bubba after you if you make him mad! Smokers with goofy eyes and boyfriends like Bubba are not to be trifled with!

  6. Haha good God you have something going here.... keep at it.



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