Sunday, November 15, 2009

A crazy woman at Piggly Wiggly.

Tom's Journal.

I went to the local yokel [PigglyWiggly] grocery store at 4400-67 Drive, Union Grove, WI, early this morning to get some bread, butter, etc., and I used my cool power scooter to get around easily. As a rule, I normally get along with 99% of everyone I come in contact with [even if they are slow...] , but I won't be abused or stepped on, and I know the Law. I have learned, unfortunately, that being nice only works with people who are reasonable. Some people are just bad to the bone and do NOT want to change for the better. Case in point, see: North Korea, Iran, U.S. Democrats, etc, who push stupid, dangerous legislation without even reading it!! Ha!
Well, there is an old, cranky check out "lady" who is always grumpy and rude-- whom I try to avoid at all costs, and today she was in a different lane but she saw me checking out in the 1st lane. I had NO trouble today and everything went just fine, until I got outside in the parking lot where she ran out and ambushed me out of the blue and starting yelling at me abusively, got in my face and bad mouthed me for a few minutes. Finally, I said to her, 'Listen lady, I have not said anything to you for months -- maybe a year!' She claimed I was talking to others behind her back, etc, etc. Finally, I said, 'You are crazy!' and went to my truck to get my scooter and groceries in to go home.

When I first had business with her at the check out counter YEARS ago, she would constantly cough on me, my food, and everything else-- and I 'called her on it', and said, 'please don't cough on me and my food.' That pissed her off, and afterward, I just went to another clerk to do my business and avoided her completely. Just what goes through these old wimmins [ -- that's Southern term that my 'Smokey the Bear' Drill Instructors in Boot Camp use to, [sic] (Women's) minds??? Hey! I try to avoid confrontations, unless someone has done me serious injury. So, I got in my truck today after composing myself and called the assistant manager to complain about the episode this morning, and made sure to give her my proper name, number and address. I also told her that I usually shop at the bigger stores in Kenosha and Racine to get a better bargain, etc., but sometimes I run out of something and need to use their local store for small items. I also promised to never use that smaller Piggly Wiggly store in town again...AND I would tell all my friends about the rude treatment I got today. I didn't tell her about all the rotten, spoiled meats, seafood, etc, that I got there in the past, and some of my friends have told me the same thing.... but I did tell that to the main owner/ manager in the past.

Now-- I will not lose any sleep about this commotion today or think about it anymore. I will just spend the extra gas money to travel some 20 miles farther to shop at a better store in the future. Too, posting stuff like this is good for my Blood pressure, and it calms me down... lol.

My wife and I want to watch the football game on TV latter in the day. We have a shoulder of Lamb in the Roaster, and Sharon is fixing our lunch of hamburgers, onions, etc now, that I grilled outside in the back yard yesterday, and all will be well.

The, 'Tom's Journal' article that I posted yesterday about the Holy Spirit, was an eye opener for ME and I tried to share it with Sharon verbally, however, it's somewhat DEEP and weighty, IMHO [in my humble opinion] and takes a while to teach/ explain. It was very important to me, and I figure that if I can't effectively TEACH something-- than I don't know and understand it sufficiently! As I may have said before, I learned from college that sometimes a person has to re-read something many times before it gets 'set' in the mind. I got straight 'B's' in college, but had to work hard for them. HINT: It helps to read the text book... lol.

The air temp in WI is 44 F.

Have a GREAT day!



Shari said...

Tom Iam so glad you called and talked to the associate manager.

This woman should lose her job and be put in a state mental institution.


Heli gunner Tom said...

From Debbie in Kenosha:
I think I told you at the old Pig- I bought one of the roasted chickens and both Ben and I got deathly ill!