So I'm standing in the checkout line at the grocery store this evening. I had to stop in for a prescription (I have bronchitis, but that's a whole other story!), and we needed some essentials (milk, bread, etc.).
Anyway, I'm in lane #2 - express lane 12 items or less. There's a man in front of me with a few items in his arms and a couple more people in front of him. No biggie. In lane #3 (not an express lane) is a person getting rung up and a woman standing there flipping through a magazine. Another woman with her cart comes up behind and asks woman #1 if she is in line, to which she replies yes and continues to flip through the magazine.
The man in front of me says something to the magazine woman who then tells the woman with the cart "never mind" and steps over into the lane I'm waiting in. Apparently she was with the man in front of me and I'm guessing they were in separate lanes so they could go through the one that was moving quicker???
Suddenly lane #1 (express lane - 6 items or less) opens up and they dash over there. I followed behind since I qualified :) and got checked out pretty quickly.
But as I'm leaving I'm still thinking about the strange couple taking up 2 lanes in order to get through quicker. Is that weird or is it just me? Have you ever done that? Are people really that impatient?
I just found the whole situation very odd. Very odd indeed.