Thursday, November 5, 2009


Listening to the cashier and customer in front of me talk as I loaded the belt with sugar free candy and broccoli, I thought I heard the word marijuana. Not usually the word that pops up when checking out.

And then the two continued. Talking about how hard it is to quit. To stay off of it. And how so many states are legalizing it for medicinal purposes. This continued while my food was scanned and thrown into bags.

Okay. So the two bonded over an important topic to us all. But I couldn't stop staring and thinking how odd. 18 year old cashier and 40 year old mom. In Utah.

More important? They talked through my entire checkout time. Like I was part of the conversation, though I didn't utter a word. If I'm paying for groceries I at least want some attention. From someone. Isn't that part of the purchasing experience?

And then in the car, on the way to the library, I spotted a woman wearing a bonnet. In a normal residential neighborhood.

Just out for a stroll.


Allison Nelson said...

I guess customer service is bad everywhere, although I swear its the worst in NYC. Hit and miss. Hilarious topic of choice. I have an uncle who also believes that marijuana s/b legalized for medicinal purposes. :)

Tanya Dow said...

I enjoy the random lady out strolling in her bonnet. What a world!

angee said...

Seriously?! That's all I have to say. What a world we live in.

And I totally love that spent a whole blog entry on this!

alanaeaton said...

Who knew there was such diversity in Riverton, UT?