Saturday, March 1, 2008

Obliviot sighting

"Obliviots": People who are oblivious to the world around them and the people living in that world.

I had to make a stop at the store today to pick up a few things. No biggie. I gathered up my things and took them to the check out counter where I found myself in line, behind a guy with a mason jar. Full of pennies. The cashier rang up his items, and advised him that he owed eight dollars and some odd cents. Well, much to my dismay (along with the others who had gathered in the line behind me) the man dumped his jar of pennies on the counter, looked up and smiled at the cashier and backed up. The cashier, seeing this unfold along with a growing line of people waiting to be checked out, looked distraught. She asked the man how much was there and he replied right away that he didn't know. Five minutes or so later, the ever patient but frustrated cashier had counted out the eight dollars and some odd cents and then advised the man that she didn't need the extra pennies laying on the counter. The man looked at her and replied that she could just go ahead and put them back into the jar and he handed it to her. Finally having enough, the cashier pushed the jar and the pennies to the side and advised the man that he could do it himself because she had to take care of the 9 or so people that were in line by then, to which the man shrugged and moved over to the side, placed the remaining pennies in the jar, took his things and left whistling a tune.

It's obliviots like this that cause normal people to go out of their mind. I get so sick of going here or there and running into people who have no regard for others and really act like they don't even know other people exist. If all you have is a jar of pennies, then fine, but before you go into a store, have them rolled, or at least have the right amount or somewhere remotely close to the right amount before you go holding up a line of customers who are waiting patiently. Furthermore, if that's all you have, don't dump them on the counter and make the cashier count them. That's not her/his job. Have some respect for other people and don't be so dad gum selfish. It's infuriating. On top of this, how dare you even have the nerve to tell the cashier to put the pennies she didn't need back in the jar. You made the mess, you clean it up punk. This is a perfect example of a selfish obliviot who needs someone to teach him a good lesson.

For those of you reading, don't be an obliviot. Try to be considerate of others around you on a daily basis. In other words, if you have a buggy full of groceries, don't go through the express lane checkout because it has a shorter line. Try your best (and it's not hard) to park inside the lines. That parking space is plenty big enough for your car or truck and when you park over the line, you are making it harder for everyone else. All these things really take is paying attention, so be careful when you go out in public. I am of the belief that going out in public is not for everyone. If you can't act like an adult, and be considerate of others, stay home.

That's all I have to say.

1 comment:

Josh Kerr said...

"I'll give a big amen to this blog. Some people do just need to stay home. As far as the mason jar man, sometimes you have to remember where we live...haha."