Remember the Giant supermarket in McLean? The one with the kitty pee Starbucks? Well, I found myself driving by that store again and needed to pick some things up. The help there is so freaking helpful, itâ€™s unbelievable. Even in the self-check line they have people to bag your groceries. The other supermarkets donâ€™t do this, except possibly the cult-like Bloom stores. Bloom simply freaks me out. Itâ€™s like a love bomb, one step away from a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet, closely followed by a coerced disowning of friends and family.
So there I was, scanning my 20-some cans of cat food and a fellow came up to bag my goods. â€œCan I have paper bags?â€ I asked.
He reached under the conveyor, pulled out a few paper bags and through them on the bagging station. â€œYou want paper? You bag it yourself.â€
I have no problem bagging my own stuff, but I am curious if Giant has a policy about this or if I simply caught this guy a day before he went postal. He seemed like he could use some cooling down. Maybe Bloom would be a better fit for him. With his attitude, I am sure he would not have a lot of friends to disown.
Have you ever had this happen? Anyone from Giant Food Stores care to comment?
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