Since it’s Friday, I went directly to the grocery store after being unchained from my desk. I’m a creature of habit, and I believe Lady Luck was counting on this to have a little fun with me.
I always start at the deli counter since it’s right there in the first aisle. Clearly, the supermarket was built in this manner because the grocery gods wanted us to buy our deli meats first.
Of course, there was a long line, which immediately made me grumble. I am not always the most patient person, Modern Philosophers.
While I was sighing and constantly checking my watch like a guy who actually had someplace to be, one of the deli employees came out to restock the chicken wing bar.
She loaded it up with salt and vinegar wings fresh out of the deep fryer. Salt and vinegar wings are my favorite. I would not have been there for the fresh wings had I not gotten held up in the deli line. Trust me, I loaded up on those bad boys!
When it was time to check out, there were only two lines open, and I, of course, selected the slower moving of the two.
Then Lady Luck smiled upon me again, and they opened a third checkout line and ushered me to the front of it.
I got everything out of my cart and onto the counter, but nothing had been rung up. Apparently, the computer would not work.
The shift leader was called over and he confirmed that the computer was dead (damn those Machines!!!). I had to load all my groceries back into my cart and head to the back of another slow moving line.
The manager did come over to apologize, though, and he gave me a sticker which I could apply to any item in my cart to make it on the house.
Look at you, Lady Luck.
When I finally got to the head of the line, I saw that the really cute checkout girl was working the register. The few minutes of flirty banter made it all worth the wait.
Okay, Lady Luck, I will admit that you have a way of balancing out things.
Thank you for smiling upon me tonight, and for reminding me that I’m not always the most unlucky man alive.
Now can you lend me a hand with the cute checkout girl?