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2002-02-14 05:08:50 PM
Sometimes I go to the Kroger and hang out near the checkout lines, reading National Enquirer.
Just waiting for someone to take 11 items into the 10 item line SO I CAN KICK THEIR ASS!
 
2002-02-14 05:09:27 PM
Now, i'm not sure what grocery stores (or any public store) are wherever you people live, but i'm pretty sure in New Hampshire beatings aren't frequent and sure as hell aren't heroic, as some people are putting in. Jebus, i'm really hoping some of these comments aren't serious. Please, PLEASE tell me these are jokes.

"13 is one item too many. I wish that old biatch had died."

"And this is the way that it should be!"

"Good Job. I'd say the old bat deserved it. Just another anchor clogging up the fast lines."

And of course the six trillion "That deserves a hero tag." comments.


Now, first of all, beatings of [i]any[/i] kind to [i]anyone[/i] is unjustified. Second, the "crime against humanity," as some Farkers make it sound like, was probably a minor mistake, one that would've taken all of TEN SECONDS to scan the extra item in. In no way is the beating deserved or heroic. And blah blah blah, etc.
Maybe I just don't share the same sense of humor as you people, but if those are supposed to be funny, they aren't.
 
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2002-02-14 05:12:31 PM
Spacecow can't count.
 
2002-02-14 05:13:33 PM
And there I go, forgetting that this ISN'T Ikonboard.

Feh.
 
2002-02-14 05:13:40 PM
Oh spare me the indignation, SpaceCow.

We all know you speed up and flash your brights on the back bumper of anyone who changes their lane right in front of you. You big bully.
 
2002-02-14 05:13:56 PM
Uh, Joak. If they did the same thing to us in a line, we'd beat them too. Sure what they did is wrong, and they'll get justice too. As for basic decency, ask yourself how decent you are when you're stuck in rush-hour traffic some farker being stupid caused, no AC or heat, and you've had a really farked-up day. See what 'decent' thoughts are in your head, then speak of 'basic decency' in the US.
 
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2002-02-14 05:16:28 PM
A "no cupons, checks" lane wouldn't be bad idea.
 
2002-02-14 05:21:24 PM
Control: Get a life!
 
2002-02-14 05:21:48 PM
Funny, usually it's the 70 year old ladies trying to push their way through the checkout yelling and screaming attacking people.
 
2002-02-14 05:22:13 PM
Leonard_Cohen
In regards to your 13 cans of the same type of soup... Yes, it's a violation! Why, just the other week I was in the express line at the Albertson's on El Camino in Sunnyvale, CA, and this late 20's beeyotch was in front of me with 12 cans each of 12 varieties of Campbell soup (the cheap kind, not the Chunky stuff Donovan McNabb eats). Well the cashier, who was crippled and in a wheelchair, told her that 144 items was above the posted 12 item limit and that she must go to another line. That biatch looked at the crippled cashier and said, "Fu That crippled cashier was pissed, but he couldn't do much cuz he was,, uhhhh, crippled. So he turned to me - I assume because I look like I'm in decent shape - and says "Sir, I'd like to smack this biatch clear to San Mateo, but I can't. Would you, sir, please beat the fuLuckygirl makes me wanna move to Rural America and buy a horse! CUTE!
 
2002-02-14 05:22:43 PM
IckyMettle and Eric of Doom speak the truth. Heed their wisdom.
 
2002-02-14 05:23:31 PM
Oops, try that again!

Leonard_Cohen
In regards to your 13 cans of the same type of soup... Yes, it's a violation! Why, just the other week I was in the express line at the Albertson's on El Camino in Sunnyvale, CA, and this late 20's beeyotch was in front of me with 12 cans each of 12 varieties of Campbell soup (the cheap kind, not the Chunky stuff Donovan McNabb eats). Well the cashier, who was crippled and in a wheelchair, told her that 144 items was above the posted 12 item limit and that she must go to another line. That biatch looked at the crippled cashier and said, "fark off asshole you ring me up right now you peesash!t." That crippled cashier was pissed, but he couldn't do much cuz he was,, uhhhh, crippled. So he turned to me - I assume because I look like I'm in decent shape - and says "Sir, I'd like to smack this biatch clear to San Mateo, but I can't. Would you, sir, please beat the fuLuckygirl makes me wanna move to Rural America and buy a horse! CUTE!
 
2002-02-14 05:24:47 PM
ONE MORE TRY! THEN I'M GIVING UP!

Leonard_Cohen
In regards to your 13 cans of the same type of soup... Yes, it's a violation! Why, just the other week I was in the express line at the Albertson's on El Camino in Sunnyvale, CA, and this late 20's beeyotch was in front of me with 12 cans each of 12 varieties of Campbell soup (the cheap kind, not the Chunky stuff Donovan McNabb eats). Well the cashier, who was crippled and in a wheelchair, told her that 144 items was above the posted 12 item limit and that she must go to another line. That biatch looked at the crippled cashier and said, "fark off asshole you ring me up right now you peesash!t." That crippled cashier was pissed, but he couldn't do much cuz he was,, uhhhh, crippled. So he turned to me - I assume because I look like I'm in decent shape - and says "Sir, I'd like to smack this biatch clear to San Mateo, but I can't. Would you, sir, please beat the farking sh!t out of her? Please? For a needy cripple like me?" And I said "Sure, anything for the crippled," and I cleared that dirty cheat beeyotch clear to Marin County!

Really, I'm not making this up.

On a lighter subject:
Luckygirl makes me wanna move to Rural America and buy a horse! CUTE!
 
2002-02-14 05:25:29 PM
YES! YES! YES! IT'S ABOUT TIME! I FREAKING HATE PEOPLE THAT DO THAT! SHE GOT WHAT'S COMING TO HER . . . Oh man, I took 14 items through just yesterday . . yipe!

NOBODIES SAFE ANYMORE! WHAT HAVE WE BECOME SOCIALLY, ANIMALS?
 
2002-02-14 05:35:01 PM
I have held my tounge many times behind some idiot that had too many items. I don't condone it but God knows I understand it.
 
2002-02-14 05:36:06 PM
You could get hit, holding your tongue behind a complete stranger like that.
 
2002-02-14 05:45:27 PM
It's kinda amusing to see how easily beatings are distributed in America.

Who gives two shiats if the lady has 13 items? How long does it take to ring up a second item? I would say 4 seconds, if that.

What the hell is so important that you can't wait 4 seconds? If there is something going on in your life that requires you to get 4 seconds back, and beat someone that causes you to wait an extra 4 seconds in line, you probably shouldn't be in the grocery store to begin with.

The cashier doesn't give two shiats. He isn't going anywhere. He will be there another 4 hours!

I know its the principle of the thing, but the fact that someone was beaten as a result of impatience is pretty farking lame.

I agree that it is the whole idea of following directions that is more important. The lady that did have 13 items likely pissed off the customer behind her (obviously), and probably the cashier also, cause its SO much more trouble to ring up an extra item on the current order than starting a new one.

People need to chill the fark out. Yes, people break rules. Yes, it pisses me off. Yes, the people that knowlingly violate these rules should probably be punished if they are a repeat offender. No, they should not be beaten.

For christ's sake, there are people that kill other humans that don't feel any pain throughout their whole journey through the American justice system, and this lady that has 1 item too in a express line in some grocery store deserves to get beaten? Gimme a break.

The victim told The Lowell Sun that she didn't realize she had one item too many until Morgan, who was waiting behind her in line, let her know.

She didn't know. It doesn't surprise me that ignorance in America equals getting your ass beaten.

Also, the cashier should be the one getting his ass kicked for not throwing this lady out of his line.

In closing I will refer back to this line from the article:

a 51-year-old Lowell woman was beaten and kicked when a customer behind her in a supermarket checkout line became enraged that she had brought 13 items through a 12-items-or-fewer lane.

Enraged over an issue at a grocery story. That ladies, if pretty farking pathetic. Man, I would hate to be married to this biatch. If she acts like this in public, imagine what she is like in the privacy of her own home.
 
2002-02-14 05:46:10 PM
I used to be cashier at a small country store that still rang stuff up by typing the price into the register rather than scanning it. It was great because so many rich stuck-up yuppies would come in and if they pissed me off I always overcharged them. It's not like they would ever know. I also noticed that after I tell them the total price and they give me they're credit card they dont even look at the price on the receipt before signing it. Many times they also gave me their receipt to throw away which has their # and expiration date...great for payphones...
 
2002-02-14 05:46:24 PM
Dizzam, did all y'all forget to take your meds this morning? Can't you channel your violence and frustration something less petty, like maybe bashing Barry Manilow?
 
2002-02-14 05:52:17 PM
If I was the cashier I would have rung up 12 items. Finished out the order. Then started a new order with 1 item on it.

After finishing out the single item order. I would then turn my light off and tell the impatient biatch behind her that I was now closed and she will have to go to a big register.

Priceless.
 
2002-02-14 05:55:09 PM
The lady was one item over. The 30something woman lost perhaps 90 seconds of her life. Get over it.

I like the idea of having the register set to ring up only 15 items in the 12 item lane. I've had express lane clerks tell me to go to their line when the other lines are fulla soccer moms with 2x as much stuff as me.

Shawn
 
2002-02-14 06:05:34 PM
Lowell, huh? Yeah, been there. No shock, really.
 
2002-02-14 06:07:35 PM
Would I ever beat a person for bringing 13 items into a 12 item lane? Probably not. Would I secretly cheer seeing someone who did? Perhaps. But what I'd REALLY like to see is someone beating old bitties who drive 5 miles an hour, especially the ones who drive right down the dotted line in between lanes. And do you ever even see them getting pulled over? But going back to the actual topic, I'm just sayin...
 
2002-02-14 06:16:34 PM
Lowell. Figures. Isnt the population there like 90% parolees?
 
2002-02-14 06:18:39 PM
The satisfaction of beating the person up just isn't worth the ensuing trouble -- the trial, the attorney fees. Much better to go home, have a drink, turn on some George Jones and kick back.
 
2002-02-14 06:21:17 PM
I see we have a new word in the fark filter (on nightmare level setting, no less).

let he who is without sin cast the first can of peas

Can't make my other comment, oh well it wasn't that clever anyway.
 
2002-02-14 06:24:35 PM
What it did not say is the old lady who was beaten also had coupons and paid for her 13 items with coins...
 
2002-02-14 06:25:13 PM
Icecycle - uhmmm... what word would that be? (mime it :)
 
2002-02-14 06:32:30 PM
I worked as a cashier for almost 3 years. Our express lane was clearly marked "10 items or less, cash or debit card only". I usually didn't care about a couple items over, but if it was busy, or I was tired, no one came through with 11. It was a lot of fun to see some moron pull up with an overfull cart and start to unload. You let them get just a few heavy things off, then tell them they're in the wrong line. Fun fun fun.

As for the "stupid cashier" posts, I would agree with most of them. In my experience most 17 year old girls get jobs as cashiers because they figure they don't have to lift anything and can talk to their friends all day. When they realize this isn't true, they quit. The turnover rate at our store was something like 10 new cashiers a month. By the time I left, I knew more about the store than anyone up front and half the managers.
 
2002-02-14 06:33:16 PM
'bout damn time this happened. Violence ain't cool, but c'mon. Fools do this all the time in COMPLETE disregard for others, then run back to the aisle to grab a couple MORE items, and then pay in a friggin CHECK!
Do people not even understand the idea of EXPRESS lanes?
 
2002-02-14 06:36:38 PM
Bah. At least someone is enforcing the law.

"Sure he's only a boy stealing computer games now, but one day he'll be a grown man, stealing skyscrapers and quarries."

I think the moral of the story is -

This would have never happened if the old woman had been considerate enough to count her items. Yes. That's right. Not counting the items is an inconsiderate and anti-social act. Does it deserve a beating? No. But that's the problem of having unenforced rules. Sooner or later, someone who respects that rule gets angry that those who don't when the rulebreaker suffers no repercussions.

And besides. Maybe the woman who administered the beating was just following the example of the great leader who thinks bombing an entire country to bring one man to justice is a fine and dandy idea.
 
2002-02-14 06:37:59 PM
Yeah, in my humble opinion an EXPRESS lane should be JUST THAT.

FAST. Dedicated to the people who have come in for only one or two key items.

That means a HARD ceiling of how many items can be brought through, no checks, no coupons, and a checkout clerk with FULL authority to tell you to either join the back of a different line or get bent(this is where assistant managers DO come in handy).

The only problem is that you KNOW the soccer moms, upon reaching the head of the line with the full cart with 66.6 assorted items(you know the rugrats would have half-eaten something on the cart already, right?), would be told by the checkout manager to circle around and get in a different damn lane, as outlined above. However, what do you think would happen next? If you said, "Soccer mom says, 'ooh, sorry', and joins the back of a different line", you're not cynical enough. If you said "Soccer mom bleats up a storm, unleashing an incredible barrage of abuse at clerk, manager, and odd and sundry, and stands there and refuses to move until served", welcome to reality.

That being said...assault for ONE item over the limit IS a bit much. There are SO many bigger targets out there...
 
2002-02-14 06:45:07 PM
Labberdasher

Long things at the end of hands, arabic torture for being off topic in fark threads, what a mime should have broken.

Should cover it, I think, now I'd better say something about violence before the long night of the razorsharp mods gets out of control again.

Violence is bad, somebody all up in your face and swinging and you never know whether to shoot them or see if you remember all that karate you used to know.
 
2002-02-14 06:47:38 PM
I'm apalled that anybody would support violence over such a petty thing. Anybody so stressed out should just shoot themselves and get their sad pathetic lives over with. Unless of course, you Farkin' Farkers were just Farkin' kidding, in which case, get your foot out of your mouth and shaddup.

*Ducks Fark-Post-Rage Replies*
 
2002-02-14 06:52:37 PM
Icecycle - cool. ta mate. uh, yeah. lesgo kill someone.
 
2002-02-14 06:57:20 PM
Sorry, but it's like the people in the fast lane going 40mph, or the people who use your toothbrush to clean the toilet and then don't tell you and then when you find out through your brother and you go scream at them and they act like they dont know what you're talking about because all of the spit coming out of your mouth and blabbering and gibbering and all that and then you just cant do anything because you cant prove it and then you go home and have to change your toothbrush because you just can't consider using it again because it may or may not have shiat on it. You just don't do that.

Frigging priceless.

Simmah dan nah!

The express lane is relative. I've seen it with 10 items or less, 12, and 15.

One item over is a little neurotic, people. Sure, I farking HATE people who don't even bother to count their items and just roll it on through. I've been ushered through on slow nights, regardless of how much I had, when I was looking for a longer line, or *standing* in a longer line, because I knew I had more than the express lane allotted.
But I was compelled to do so by an employee, it was OKAY.

Otherwise, I count my shiat, and avoid the EX Lane.

What I hate is people who can't frigging drive. They don't go when the light is green, they stop in the middle of the street, wherever the fark they feel like...I had one woman, looking for something, so she's driving erratically while she's not paying attention. Then she slows to a crawl and stops 50 feet or more from the light...
Or, because I live up in the mountains with a plethora of windy roads you can't pass on safely, the people who want to drive 30 or less, and refuse to pull over.

Selfish assholes. Oh, and don't think this is some isolated rant either. I got my car broke into two days ago. They took my two tool boxes, and my jacket, and my bag that had a bunch of paperwork and other shiat in it, including two movie rentals on their way to be returned.
 
2002-02-14 06:58:53 PM
* WalMart's '20 items or less' lane may as well be '80 items or less.' Seriously. The limit is too damn high to have the intended effect.

* It REALLY annoys me when people don't pay attention to these limits. One time, I was in an express lane at Wally World, and noticed that the person in front of me had quite a few items. Out of curiousity, I started counting. This ignorant ass was going through the express lane with 37 ITEMS, nearly DOUBLE the limit. The cashier didn't say a damn thing about it, either. This incident resulted in an anonymous biatch-o-gram to the manager of that WalMart, although I should have just said something on the spot.
 
2002-02-14 07:02:29 PM
Since when is being 51 considered being an "old lady?"

Anyways, violence is bad anywhere.

Does 3 bananas attatched to each other count as one item or 3, esp when weighed by the pound?
I always count my items 4 times before checking out, cause im so paranoid of getting someone angry.
And at my store its 10 and under.. almost everyone can count to ten.
 
2002-02-14 07:02:41 PM
Another thing that pisses me off about WalMart is the jackass customers who think that "Fire Lane - No Parking" means "This is your personal parking space." Heck, there was one time I watched someone park his car *right in front of one of these signs*, turn it off, and walk in to the store. Can people not farking read?
 
2002-02-14 07:02:48 PM
This is why people hate america.
 
2002-02-14 07:08:36 PM
Y'all think it's funny to beat people up for making innocent mistakes? How 'bout I come beat you every time you misspell something in the comment threads? Or when you comment without reading the article first? Or when you assume things about the article that weren't true, even if you did read it? Y'all are luck we don't really know each other, or we'd all be beaten to a pulp every day for the stupid, human mistakes we all make. Why is this a big deal? Because a woman who can't even afford a car to get herself to the store now has medical bills to pay because some biatch let herself get out of control act in a totally unacceptable manner. Justice my a$$. Grocery rage my a$$.
I know what it's like to be so poor you have to walk to the store because you don't have a car. It sucks. People think it's funny to scream and honk their horns at you. Add winter weather and you have a really fun afternoon on your hands. So she made a mistake. She's got enough problems without getting beat on her way home in the cold having to carry her food for the week. It's Valentine's Day for God's sake. Show a little love and understanding.
No, I'm not sorry I ranted. Flame me. It just makes you pathetic.
 
2002-02-14 07:14:57 PM
I went through a 10 item express once with a six pack of beer... No big deal realy, But I paid for it with rolls of pennies..... Hahahahahaha... Fvck em... :)
 
2002-02-14 07:22:41 PM
I always go through the express lane if I have under 15 items... fark this biatch.
 
2002-02-14 07:23:46 PM
I gotta agree with people who think this is WAY over-reacting.

Besides, I'd much rather have the person in front of me roll up with 13 items than some dumb fark plonk down three things then haul out a sackful of pennies that they count out one at a time...
 
2002-02-14 07:26:42 PM
It was to prove a point... :)
 
2002-02-14 07:27:31 PM
haha I didnt even see the post from Johnny_Gluebag_and_The_Sniffs.

I was referring to the (usually) old ladies who buy thier pet supplies with *bagfuls* of loose change.

At least you used pre-rolled coins... how ummm, considerate ;)
 
2002-02-14 07:29:02 PM
And Yes... I realy did do this.... :) It was all pennies and nickels... :)
 
2002-02-14 07:38:24 PM
The article should be marked "HERO" instead of "STRANGE".
 
2002-02-14 07:41:03 PM
That'll show her. Express means EXPRESS, damnit!
 
2002-02-14 07:47:05 PM
I don't know. A beating seems awfully severe.

Then again, the usually dirty looks don't work anymore. I was at the store today, using the check-out line, and the woman in front of me had a full grocery cart. The cashier didn't say a word to her. I gave the usually dirty look and she acted like I was coming on to her. Probably afterwords, she ran off to call the cops and complained about a creepy man threatening her.
 
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