Patience is a Virtue???  

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Throughout my childhood I was constantly told "Patience is a Virtue". If I would just take my time with something it would be a more pleasant experience, I would get it right the first time, and of course I would retain the knowledge of how I did it.
Well that may be true, but sometimes.....I consider myself a fairly patient man. I don't fly off handle (much) when people are driving WAY too slow, or taking a long time in the restroom at the restaurant. I figure everybody has their pace and they are just going at "their" pace.

The young man at the Save Mart was an exception to the rule. He didn't have a pace unless there is a reverse pace somewhere that I'm not yet aware of. 7 items is absolutely few enough to get into the express lane. He had 7 items. Shouldn't take more than a couple minutes. This guy wanted to discuss the ingredients of his freakin' chili with the cashier. Does she hold some degree in Chili innovation? She looked at him like he was from a different planet (or at least a different country) and told him that she really didn't know if the meat in this chili was beef or not. Simple answer would have been yes...He would have said ok, and moved on. She felt the need to be honest at first I thought well that's pretty good, she is admitting that she isn't sure and should be commended. That was until he asked her to call someone who knew. So the cashier is calling for the butcher over the loud speaker. It only took him about 10 minutes to get up to the register. Do you think that during this time she worked any of us through the "express" line while we waited for the butcher? I'll give you a hint....NO.

So the butcher shows up and she poses the question to which he says he's not sure but assumes it's beef because otherwise it would say pork or chicken or whatever other kind of meat is available. This guy has to know before he will purchase the item. He asks...well no he insists that she call a manager or somebody with knowledge of chili products to give him an answer. So she calls over the loudspeaker once again. By this time the line is about 15 people long. Everybody is getting a little bit more than a little bit on edge. I see the manager coming and know right away that this guy is no chili expert either. He looks at it and says that there is no way to tell for sure unless they call the manufacturer of the product and they can't do that because they are closed at this time of the evening. Are you serious? People really call asking these questions? I was more than pissed and my kids were surely ready to go home. I excused myself past a woman next to me and walked up to this guy and grabbed the can out of his hand. The cashier was nervous because I guess I looked a little bit ticked off...Imagine that.... I turned the can to the back where the ingredients are and sure enough .."Using only choice cuts of USDA approved BEEF!!!!!!!

I almost stuck the can down the guys throat as I handed it back to him. He had the nerve to thank me. I was going to say something, but my kids were standing next to me, and they thought this was funny cause dad doesn't get mad very often. The lady next to me saved any need for a comment. She told him "You mean to tell me I've been standing in line waiting for 20 minutes so you could find out if that is beef in that can and you and this girl didn't even bother to read the can?" She then proceeded to call him a dumbass and left. I laughed and purchased my few items for the evening and a couple of other people were relaxed now that it was confirmed that this guy was indeed a dumbass. Here's a tip...If it's chili con carne from dinty moore...It's real beef!!!

BTW...I was going to share 4 blogs with you guys, but instead I'm going to share one. I have been on the prowl for blogs as of late...don't know why really, as I can barely keep up with the ones I'm reading...(but they are so dang good I have to)... So here's one I found and although I'm having trouble getting it to allow me to follow I would suggest you give it a read...Some good stuff... CloudsAbound Check out this post here to see what I mean...Really good stuff...

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18 comments

You've got more patience then I do for sure. I would have told the "donkey's hind end" to step aside and argue with the manager while I paid and got the hell outta there.

January 25, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Lol..I wanted to soooo bad, but my kids were just starin' at me..I think they were wondering if I was gonna go off the deep end..By the time I got home they had been making fun of me cause my face was beet red, and we ended up just laughing about the lady with the "potty mouth"..

January 25, 2010 at 8:59 PM

First off, people like that guy need to be taken outside and shot.

Secondly, the store should have shuffled him off to a manager so the rest of you weren't held up.

Thirdly, people like that guy need to be taken outside and shot...

January 25, 2010 at 9:00 PM

lol..i so agree with options 1 and 3... :)

January 25, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Did the guy end up buying the can of chili?!?!?!?

January 25, 2010 at 10:53 PM

I have little tolerance for idiots and he sounds like one. I wouldn't have been able to keep my mouth shut. I have a bad case of shopper's rage - sort of like road rage - it gets the best of me when I have to wait in line too long.

January 25, 2010 at 11:02 PM

I think I would have been tempted to hit the fool over the head with the tin!

Kitty x

January 26, 2010 at 3:24 AM

Bendigo = KING OF THE RANTS!

Love it, keep em coming!

January 26, 2010 at 6:41 AM

sounds like something he should discuss with the butcher before getting in line.

January 26, 2010 at 7:08 AM

I think I would have lost my freakin' mind!!!! OMG jackass!!!

January 26, 2010 at 7:19 AM

Oh my word! God made all kinds, didn't He?! But don't you know even He is cackling away at the stupidity? Insane.

January 26, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Well after thinking about it a little bit...I decided that my kids got much more enjoyment out of this than I got annoyance. I was held up for a few minutes..This guy is stupid forever... :)

January 26, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Just reading this made my blood pressure go wayyyyy up. I want to punch the hell out of the guy!! I can't believe that the cashier didn't even pass you guys waiting in line and told the weird guy to step aside while this or that person arrived!!

January 26, 2010 at 10:20 AM

ROFL! I love that the lady called him a dumbass!

What an idiot! I hate it when people have no common curtesy for others.

Good for you!

January 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM

I cannnot even believe that this story is true. Oh my goodness!! I would have called him more than a dumbass whooo!

You have muchos patience my dear.

January 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM

My son told me, he thought we were on some TV show, cause the girl was too calm about it...So was the Assistant Manager... Of course the lady next to me wasn't quite so calm..lol..

I decided that from now on, maybe I'll do my shopping late night, at least then all i have to deal with are the tweakers :)

January 27, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Your wish is my command. Story as requested on The Clean White Page..

January 28, 2010 at 5:23 AM

wonderful story Tina..Thanks soooo much :)

January 28, 2010 at 10:11 PM

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