Thursday, April 12, 2012
I realised something today, I'm a middle man. I don't have the balls to carry something through.
I'm the person who huff and puffs, shakes my head, or says something under my breath, not the person yelling with my fist in the air, or demanding someone get out of the way.
Today standing in line at Woolies, the self check out bit *, a woman with a trolley pushed in. I turned to the young woman behind me and said "what a rude woman!" but that's it, I didn't do anything about. Then all hell broke loose! The poor Woolies worker who stands there to monitor and help people, had to ask her to go to the back of a very long que. She stood there for a moment and demanded to stay. The young girl being me kept saying, "but we saw you push in!!!!!" pointing to me as well. You can imagine, im going all shades of RED! I don't like confrontation and this was escalating. Then the women with the trolley pulled the racist card, we all just looked at her, not knowing what to say. Then the poor lovely Woolies worker, grabbed her trolley and just pushed it out of the way. She then motioned to me to use that self checkout....SHIT, why was i next???? AND I HAD GEORGI WITH ME!!! I was so nervous someone was going to be hit, and with my luck it would be me.
The trolley women, pushed the trolley my way, missing me only cause the Woolies worker grabbed it, and she stormed off, spewing some sort of vile words in our direction, all in another language I was grateful to not understand.
All I fracken wanted were a few things for the baby! I quickly scanned my few items from my basket, not making any eye contact, and high tailed it out of there.
Since moving to the WEST, I have noticed people are a lot more confrontational out here. I know it is a little nuts to generalise, but I have had so many things like this happen to me. I'm so over it. I cannot wait to get out of this suburb. The sad thing is I love the food shopping here. There are a lot of European, Middle Eastern and Vietnamese foodie places that I love.
Am I being general, snobby even? Or have any of you noticed a difference in manners or attitude when living or even visiting different suburbs?
* NB: The self check out bit should NOT BE FOR PEOPLE WITH TROLLEY'S!!!!!! IT IS RIDICULOUS YOU DO NOT FIT LINING UP WITH A TROLLEY IN THE AILSE, GO TO A CHECKOUT PERSON ASAP!.....please.