Saturday, March 03, 2007

I Aim To Help

Today, I went over to Fairway to pick up a few things. I haven't been going there as much lately ever since the Equinox at 76th street closed, but today I happened to be in the neighborhood.

I got some fruit, some sparking water and a 1/2 gallon of milk, and then headed over to the cash registers. It was fairly subdued today, which at Fairway means that I only got hit once by a crazy, mean Senior Citizen. The express line wasn't that long either, and pretty soon I was at the cash register. All in all, a pretty smooth and short trip, which at Fairway is saying a lot.

The thing that has always impressed me the most at Fairway are the girls at the cash registers. These girls know their stuff. They know the difference between an English cucumber and a regular one; a Hawaiian and a Mexican papaya; and what are from the outside produce section versus the inside one (the prices are different in each section.) But today, I got a new girl; a new girl who was still in training. Oh god. Dealing with cash register people in training is so irritating sometimes. It's like you've become an involuntary participant in an instructional video. This girl made a mistake on my first item, and I pointed out that she was charging me the "inside" price, and not the "outside" one. Now not to cause any trouble, this girl was kind of ghetto, and she gave me a LOOK and screamed, "I need the KEY!" Well, I'm sorry that I put her out, but I was just trying to help her learn. She can thank me later when she passes the exam.

10 comments:

The Thunderbird said...
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The Thunderbird said...

Saw your "what I’m listening to". I spent all night looking for some obscure 1970’s releases by her (Aretha Franklin, the first and the eternal queen of soul)and they cannot be had on CD at any price. Damn. Now I start hunting for vinyl and ripping them to CD.

Cheers. Will

Todd HellsKitchen said...

... or when she finds a new job, because this one might just not be right for her...

The Fairway makes me nervous... So many lines, so much swerving and diving...

In fact, it's stressful just walking down the street in front of it!

kevin said...

Check out chicks can be a hazard!

In my local supermarket there is a girl there that looks so miserable that people just want to shake her. Plus she throws the food at you. Jeeeeez i want to shake her now and tell her to smile!!!

Is Fairway a big mall?

Kev in NZ

Eric said...

Holy crap. I've always meant to blog about this but what in the hell possesses the old folk when they get in Fairway? Rude on a good day turns them into raving lunatics once they careen their blind asses into the market.

teahouse said...

Yeah, I haven't been to Fairway in ages. The last time I went, I was too traumatized by the checkout line. And the fact that they didn't carry the canned okra I was looking for!

Kristy said...

Yeah, what IS the Fairway? =)

Kristy

Anonymous said...

From Jayne: We are all new to what we do at some time. And people suffered through what we did. Senior Day here in C'ville is Tuesday. As I am nearing that age, and live with my octogenarian father-in-law, I find I am more patient of late with these people who are just trying to stay in the game and take care of themselves. I have no idea what the Fairway might be ...

TCho said...

Why Fairway is like no other market (according to their website)! I linked it in my post.

Kayo Kid said...

I have pretty much stopped buying food and drugs at retail stores because of attitude. I want to go to the new Fairway in Red Hook because I hear they have a fantastic cheese shop, but I'm a little afraid of getting to the checkout.