While there I thought - I bet I can get some of the things I need here for less expensive than Harmon's. It is where I normally shop because their produce is awesome and a large portion of my grocery list is produce. Sure enough the dried beans were less expensive - they had a sale on the salad dressing I like etc.
I go to check out and not a human cashier to be found - only self check out. This is why I stopped shopping at Albertson's. It was almost 8 in the morning I think that there could be a live body. Just one would be nice.
There was no way I was going to walk away from
treats and so I start the self check out process. Get to the end and it says
"The attendant has been notified to help you."
No attendant arrives - there are two humans quibbling over something and they LOOK like they should be offering assistance, but they are not.
I notice the attendant will help you button has gone off and so I punch it again. The two quit quibbling and someone goes up to them and THEY get helped. I'm standing there all, "Really?!!"
I hit the stupid attendant button again and begin the "I am really annoyed look". Knowing they can feel my ire seething at them from across the way.
Finally an exasperated 'helper' flounces over - punches a couple of buttons, swipes my card and stalks off.
I said, "It is still NOT reading my card."
She storms back over punches some buttons and magical, magical the card is now accepted.
I would like to say that life was good but I was still annoyed.
A customer left before me and the quibbling man said to them, "Have a nice day."
As I left he kept his head down and continued to not acknowledge my presence.
It was probably for the best.