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Stay away from me today. I’m grumpy.

This is one of those days when the smallest of imperfections balloon into a FranGRRRR.

At Safeway, I had less than 15 items in my basket. The 15 or less checkout was not available because two shoppers with  carts filled to the top with groceries were  in line.

I checked out at a regular register. Check – out  left my package on the counter and began to serve the next person. This had happened last week, too, when check-out  left my four bags of grocery on the counter, shoved them on the side so he could serve the next person in line. What? What happened when they put your purchases  in the cart for you?


Today was my FranGRRRR day so I spoke to the manager. “There’s no sense in having a 15 or less check out  if that rule is not regulated” I told her. ( I’m so darn obedient, I have never gone to the 15 or less checkout if I had 16 items. I picture being dragged away in handcuffs.)


“Look at my grocery,” I pointed out. “They’re still hanging in that bag next to the counter. What happened to customer service?” She apologized. I suggested that she observe check-out at Raley’s where each check out has a “bag person” who will take the groceries to your car.”


Earliar in the day, at CA Family Fitness Center, I met up with another FranGRRRRR. There’s a sign banning cells in the exercise area. This isn’t working. There’s one woman whose conversations are heard half way across the room. This morning a woman was sitting on a machine, reading her ipad. I finally asked her if she were still using the machine. She apologized for getting too involved with her electronic game. This is a common sight; people using their electronic gadgets, sitting on machines. Grrrrrr.  I don’t want apologies. I want managers to regulate whatever rules are set up on their premises.


Yesterday, the Sears repairman came to check our refrigerator. He didn’t have the parts so we will now have to wait two weeks while he places in an order. Why can’t these repair people have a supply of basic parts in their vehicles? Grrrrr.


There are still 7 hours left in my day. I should stay indoors.

A thought: if managers can’t fix even the most obvious, I should stop hoping for world peace, human equality and a healthy and safe environment. Unless…unless, they let people like me  rule the world.







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