As a waiter, I work primarily in the evenings. This means that I do much of my "normal" life things in the middle of the afternoon before going to work. This can be very nice, because some places (DMV, Mall) are less busy mid-afternoon. You get quicker service, and in the case of better quality stores you can often get personalized service.
Today was the day for the trek to the local grocery store. At times I will drive past this store to go to the same store in a neighboring community, just because this particular store serves a lot of lower income families. Meaning it's not as new, clean, nice or friendly. But today I decided I was running short on time and didn't want to drive the extra 6 miles each direction to the newer and nicer store.
Have you ever grocery shopped in the middle of the afternoon?
There are some really strange people out that time of the day. It was me, a stripper (I'd lay down good money that's how she's paying the bills, they were like carnival balloons with gumdrops on the ends...ick...), a handful of immigrants, and a whole bunch of trailer trash types (think Cletus from the Simpsons). There were people there who I think were trying to get fatter so they could fit more tatoos on their skin. It was a parade of people you pray your children do not grow up to be like. I saw a husband and wife punching each other (no, I'm not making this up), and then she threatened to kill him. I might avoid the aisle with the cutlery there sir. I saw more skin than anyone should have to see on people that size. I would understand if it were 7:00 in the morning and you hadn't showered yet, but it's 2:00 in the afternoon! I decided to not go down the potato chip aisle because it looked like a lineup of future Jerry Springer shows. Larry the Cable Guy just might be too advanced for some of these people. What a bizzare collection of people.
Makes me glad to be educated and employable. And makes me glad to be able to afford the gas to drive to the other store next time.
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