Friday, July 9, 2010

Umm, That Isn't Yours Yet

I'm pretty much suspicious of everyone and I'm a very observant person. It's a gift, and a curse.

One thing I can't stand is when a customer will be buying something for someone sitting in their car, and before they pay for the item they will take it outside to see if the person in the car wants it.

Just like the gas pump incident the other day, this kind of thing irritates us. Why? Because we think you are stealing something if you take it out of the store before paying for it.

It doesn't matter if the person is right outside the door. If you run outside with one of our items, we think you are stealing it.

Are you allowed to do that at a department store? Are you allowed to take a pair of pants outside to the parking lot to see if your mom approves of it? No.

Are you allowed to take a gun from the gun store outside before paying for it just to see if Junior likes it? No way.

Then why do people think it's okay to do this in my store? Just because you come back inside 20 seconds later, that still doesn't make it okay that I was about to run out from behind the counter and chase after you.

Now, the normal people with common sense will actually come up to me and ask if they can take the drink or snack outside really quick to see if the person in the car wants it. That's fine by me, as long as I know about it beforehand.

Or, you can make the lazy person in the car get their ass inside so this whole thing could be prevented in the first place.

Just remember: It isn't yours until you've paid for it.


  1. Wow folks are bold.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate

  2. I can not believe people do that. I would be scared to death you would call the cops. The only "bad" thing I have done while in the grocery store, is grab a cold coke or water and open it and start drinking. Being diabetic if I start getting the cotton mouth thing going, I feel like I'm going to pass out. But I pay for it when I get to check out. (and I do feel guilty about opening it before paying)

  3. I'll try to remember that, but...honestly, honey, I've got to say that when Meemaw tells me to bring her the Goodies Powders and all you folks have is Excedrin Excessive, I get my feathers in a frack that she's gonna pout the whole day or else make me drive all over Tupelo. You've never seen poutin' like Meemaw can pout when she's having one of her My Grains.

  4. People sure do have a lot of nerve these days. The ones that I always bothered me was the guy is carrying bags out to the car but she's writing a check or using her card and I don't know if it's good or not yet. Um please wait till it says approved before leaving the store with your purchases.

  5. I have actually walked out of the store with a paperback book in my hand that I did not pay for. But it was an accident. I used to commute on the bus and needed a book to read for the long ride. So I was used to having one in my hand. When I made other purchases, the book remained in my hand and after I was outside the store, I thought "OMG! What have I done here!" and hurried back in. Yeah, I felt stupid, but I didnt' do it on purpose!

  6. Wow, I've actually never thought about doing that before. Isn't that "stealing", walking out of the store with something you haven't paid for?

  7. If ever you get a job at the gun store, and someone wants to take the gun outside to get Junior's approval, I'd let them.

    Because they've got a gun.

  8. I think the lazy person waiting in the car bugs me more. People are so dumb.

  9. God I've seen people do this. In fact, I have been one of the people waiting in the car when a friend did this to me. I just kind of gave him a mean look and signaled for him to buy the item, whatever. I figured it was more annoying to the cashier, because it was a bit annoying to me.



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