Saturday, 30 July 2011
So I had all my shopping on that conveyer belt thing at the cash register and was waiting my turn behind the person being served when this man comes along behind me saying "excuse me can I get through". Now people do this in Aldi, if they've nothing to buy. There is no other way out and if you're not buying anything you don't want to wait. I get that. I let them through. This guy, however, had two items in his hand. So as I am authomatically moving my trolley thinking he was someone without anything to buy, I noticed he has two things in his hands. And as I notice he says "Oh, I've only got two things so can I just squeeze in here?".
I was stunned. What I wanted to say was "NO! You may not, you rude, arrogant man. What makes you think your time is more valuable than mine?". What really happened was that I let him through because by the time I'd noticed he needed to pay for something I'd already let him past me. And I was cross because I felt like he had put me in a position where I would have appeared to be the rude one if I'd said no.
So I have two questions:
1. Would you have pushed past two other people because you only had two items to put through, or would you have waited your turn like everyone else was doing?
2. Would you have let him through.....or not?