Tuesday, May 3, 2011

All This for $25 and a Headache..... taken from my socalcoupongals.com post

So let me tell you about my trip to Walmart today. As many of you know, I recently moved to Eagle Mountain, UT. And there are A LOT of couponers here. I would bet my life there are more per capita than anywhere else in the world.

I just ran in to get a prescription filled and get a few other things when someone told me that every Tuesday this Walmart double coupons up to a dollar to compete with another local store that does this also. So I suddenly understood why the place was packed with couponers and their binders.

I got several items and got ready to check out. As soon as the cashier saw me he said, “Do you have coupons?” I told him I did. He said, “You make me want to swear right now.” I didn’t say anything to that. Because what do you say? Anyway, I continued to be polite throughout the long transaction because that is the right thing to do. But the cashier continually made comments on how he hated doing this (even though I later found out he did it wrong and I didn’t get all my money off) and how he hated people who used coupons and this and that. I really couldn’t believe it. Then the lady behind me started telling him how to do his job which he didn’t like either (don’t blame him there) and made him more angry. She was one of those annoying couponers who told us how she always uses them so she knows everything. Then she started accusing me of clearing shelves just because I happened to have some things that she wanted but couldn’t find the right kind. I told her I NEVER clear shelves. I think it is wrong. Then she started accusing me of wasting food because I bought more food than she did. I told her that I never let food go bad and I donate what I can’t use. What I wanted to tell her is that if she truly used coupons so much she should know that we couponers should stick together and not irritate the crap out of cashiers. lol….. After the register locked up (which also happened to the lady in front of me…. Walmart’s systems are not used to the doubling) the lady behind me told the cashier that he would like her much more than he liked me. I had to laugh. Are there seriously people like that out there? I guess so.

That is my rant and rave for the day. :) I got some good deals but I also had to deal with huge crowds, a very rude cashier, and a lady I wanted to slap upside the head.


The Andreasens said...

Wow. Gotta love awesome people like that. You have more patience than I do my friend. I would have probably lost it. More with the cashier than the other shopper because hello! that is what he is being paid for. At least you got some awesome deals (I hope)

Wendy said...

you are amazing. i am not that great of a couponer yet... that lady sounds atrocious.