Friday, June 24, 2022
Today and tomorrow mornings are my last scheduled to start working at 7:30 a.m.
Well, working “there” means first accomplishing bunches of needed work here before leaving. Once in the store, it becomes a non-stop busy day at my cash register.
Checking out early morning groceries is an eye-opener. I’m surprised by the kinds of items people purchase, for example, high quantities of alcoholic products passing my register particularly are noticeable because I’m prompted to check a buyer’s ID.
There also are purchases, and aplenty, of junk foods, like donuts and candy.
Some people simply are early birds, getting ahead of the crowd and doing their shopping. Others have a business agenda and purchase in huge quantities, perhaps for restaurants and store shelves.
I’m practicing how to “read” grocery shoppers. I’m working with a game of guessing how they might pay their tabs. Depending on the types and amounts of products being purchased, I estimate if payment will be from food stamps, cash, or debit cards. I’m usually wrong, but gaming helps my brain stay awake.
I’ve never given a thought to what a register operator might be thinking about my purchases and me.
Dear Friends: Pimmy is braying, roosters are crowing; I must go feed critters. Diana