Re: Chatting at the checkout.
Yes, I'm finding this too.
Because I'm off work at the moment I'm seeing actual daylight in the mornings instead of being asleep so I've been going to the supermarket occasionally.
Tesco and Asda are absolutely full of old people! I think that's a good idea because they should be banned from weekends and busy periods as that is when working people need to do their shopping and not be held up by people rambling on and on. It's a bit like this place when a thread tends to run its course and people start to go off on a tangent about anything that comes into their head with their little quips and silly anecdotes.
But, on the other hand, this man who probably knows he can get away with it because he is old and people will feel sorry for him, was out of order this morning, Longdogs.
Fair enough, if there was nobody else in the queue there isn't a problem, and Sylvia, the checkout operator could probably do with some company and a chat but to hold up all those people is plainly rude and inconsiderate no matter how interesting he thinks he is. Security guards should have removed him and fed him to pigs.
What were the other people in the queue saying?:
The scowling woman with two infants, aged 2 and 4 who were screaming and bawling?
The business gent in a navy suit with his copy of the Financial Times and a bottle of Glenmorangie single malt?
The elderly lady on a rare outing away from OFF in her long pastel blue overcoat and furry hat with her copy of People's Friend, tut-tut-tutting (but secretly wishing the old man was free and single as she likes Yorkshire puddings)?
Me trying to hold my hernia in it's socket, wincing and looking daggers?
Longdogs with his vinyl re-issue of Boston's second album, itching to get it home and play it whilst Murtagh tucks into his meatballs?
Yes, I'd peruse the queue first and weight up the clientele before joining it in future mate