Blogathon 2006 (20 of 48): Taking a risk, into the unknown

Published July 29, 2006

The last time I did go to the supermarket, and that was a while ago thanks to the all new super-duper home delivery service I signed up for, it was busy, as usual.

There was one checkout boy who had a completely clear conveyor belt, so I headed straight to him. I usually try and stay away from the youngsters, particularly when I have alcohol, but this time I was being good and didn’t need an over 18.

Everyone else was avoiding this checkout and I couldn’t understand why until I had finished unloading my items from the basket. A sign read: Trainee Checkout Assistant. Please Be Patient.

I rolled my eyes and prepared to grit my teeth.

Actually, the boy was really good. Speedy and mega polite throughout. I was really glad I had picked that one despite it’s lack of promise.

Of course, I think the polite thing will change once he has worked there for, ooh, three days, but it was nice while it lasted.

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