The reason I use the self-checkout at CVS is to avoid the judgmental eyes of the salesclerks as I buy, uh, items of a personal nature.

So WHY IN THE HELL did the CVS self-checkout decide, today, that it needed to inform the staff that I was buying something “that could not be purchased at this time?” That it need to attract the attention of everyone in the store, especially Jannes, the man who looked at my purchase, looked at me – with so many questions in his eyes – before he swiped his magical manager key and let me buy my item.

I’m pretty sure I blushed so hard the temperature in the place went up about 5 degrees. Oh the shame. I can clearly never set foot in there again. Eeep.

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