I am fired up. FI-EEEERRRRRRRD up.
I just left my local store-Safeway. And I witnessed something that boiled my blood, chapped my ass, ruffled my feathers.
As I was searching for some hotdog buns, I saw a couple, early 40's, unremarkable. Except, the dude was mawing on a mini croissant while holding a large clamshell container of more buttery goodness. Not a big deal-I get it. You walk around, getting hungrier and hungrier, waiting for your wife to make a damn decision.
Then, he set the container, and the half-eaten one, on a bakery display. Walked away, over to a new display, and began to look at THOSE items. His body language was clear: I'm done with those 12-for-$5-croissants.
I said, gently and full of compassion: HEY!!!! YOU MIGHT WANT TO TELL MANAGEMENT YOU AREN'T BUYING THOSE, SO THEY DON'T SELL THEM TO SOMEONE ELSE. THAT'S GROSS, YOU FUCKING PIECE OF TRASH!!!!
See? Classy. As usual.
Then, I walked around the corner, and spied a staff member. I said, "Hey, there's a piece of shit and his wife in the bakery department eating out of containers and putting them back. FYI."
I went about the rest of my trip, heated and shaking, wondering if I shouldn't have worn my son's football jersey with WALKER clearly emblazoned on the back.
I said I was ANGRY, not BRILLIANT.
Then, I saw the staff member, befuddled, because the croissants were gone.
I figured I might encounter the shoplifters in the store somewhere else, and they might say, "See? I just set them down to look at the Enteman's!". I had my comeback...."Whatever helps you sleep at night, thief!"
Unfortunately, I didn't get to use my comeback. Damn.
But, my time with those damned croissants wasn't over yet.
There they were, complete with one missing half a buttery flaky chunk, sitting by the Rockstar display.
GRRRRRRRR. I found my staff member, ranted a bit more, handed over the loot, all the while griping, swearing, and head-shaking.
Seriously, people. I GET that the economy sucks. And maybe $5 is too much for croissants. Maybe not. But what I also get is that, I hemorrhage cash more than anyone I know, whether it's co-pays, prescriptions, Doctor visits, or fab boots. But for crissakes, when people blatantly pull this shit, I just cant help but think the entire country is going to hell, partly because people are batshit cray, and in serious need of some bitch slappin.
Did I mention I have been trying to kick my anti-depressants?