Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Revenge, Python Style

Yesterday I wrote about how people behave differently when they are in their cars than they do when they are outside. Then I went to Costco and realized that sometimes people are exactly the same without their cars.

For example, if you have ever driven on a road where a lane is ending, there is usually some jerk in the ending lane who is determined to pass you with the three feet of road they have left.

They speed up and try to force their way over, jeopardizing both of your lives in an attempt to be a few feet ahead of where they would have been if they had just stayed behind you.

The same thing happens when you try to leave Costco. You see, Costco has a policy of checking everyone's receipts against the items in their cart to make sure no one is stealing anything. (This policy is more of an inconvenience to honest people than a deterrent to thieves, but that is a different post altogether.) As you are leaving you will sometimes notice a cart creeping up on you out of the corner of your eye.

You try to speed up to stop some jerk from cutting in front of you in the exit line.

But sometimes the jerks win and they get to leave the store 3 seconds before you do.

It's ok though. You always end up catching up to the jerk. You will have your revenge in the end.


Steffy said...

I'm a shocked that the girl who cut you off looks a little bit like me! Next time I'm in Costco with you be prepared for a little surprise. Wha ha ha!

McRachie said...

No no Steffy, your hair is orange, not Burnt Umber!

Steffy said...

Oh then prepare for a little surprise... :)
See how it is a different kind of surprise?