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12480 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Feb 2002 at 3:42 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-14 07:51:55 PM  
Bleeding hearts.
2002-02-14 07:55:10 PM  
Let this one example serve as a warning for the masses. See, only one has to suffer to save the rest (if they would only take heed)...

Now, if just one of those soccer moms running down pedestrians at crosswalks in her grocery-gettin SUV while talking on her cell phone could be made an example of...
2002-02-14 08:18:35 PM  
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2002-02-14 08:45:09 PM  
Hey, all you farkers who think this should've been a "Hero" tag, what are you doing in the grocery store to buy your precious "key items" in the first place? What do you think convenience stores are for?

Grocery stores are not designed for slobs yelling "Outta my way!" as they move through the line at breakneck speed with their 6-pack of Mountain Dew, box of Twinkies and pack of Marlboro Lights, careen their cars down the freeway while tailgating someone going the speed limit, just so they can get back to their 'puters to complain about all the self-centered assholes they encounter in the world on Fark.
2002-02-14 08:57:00 PM  
Holy crap -- I lived in Lowell for a whole month, right down the street from a Market Basket. I wonder if this was a former neighbor. Not that I would remember neighbors I had for 1 month. 13 items != beating unless she wrote a check too. Regardless, you don't beat at 51 year old. That's just not right.
2002-02-14 09:03:36 PM  
I agree with Shreen. A beating for 13 items is uncalled for. 13 items and a check? Well, that's a gray area.
2002-02-14 09:17:45 PM  
Why don't the supermarkets just charge an express penalty fee to the express, say for every item over the limit it's $1 per item. Like electronic agreements, if you lined up in this express line you have automatically answered 'yes' to the agreement.
2002-02-14 09:36:19 PM  
Oh yeah, forgot. Not everybody lives a block away from a grocery store, like I do.
(and yes, the convenient location of said store WAS a major factor in my choosing this apartment. Low crime area and utilities included rounded out the trifecta.)

And all you idiots going on about fruit...bananas, oranges, what the hell ever...
unless it's one of those odd damn fruit that are counted by the PIECE instead of by weight, then the only thing that matters is how much of it you have per weight per type.
1 bag with 5 lbs of Red Delicious Apples in it = 1 item.
1 bag with 1 lb of Red Delicious apples in it +
1 bag with 1 lb of Granny Smith apples in it +
1 bag with 1 lb Fuji apples in it +
1 bag with 1 lb Golden apples in it +
1 bag with 1 lb Neon Orange Striped Purple Heinz Apples For Kids(you KNOW those mad advertisers are working on it. But that's another rant) in it = 5 items.

And don't be an idiot by mixing different kinds of fruit, with different price/weights, in the same bag...
2002-02-14 09:50:20 PM  
Antinorm: It's not that they can't read. It's because they think that nothing will happen to them.

Why? Because Wal-mart Security doesn't secure a damn thing. Parking lot patrols? HAH!

This is VERY unlike one restaurant I know in Waikiki, that has its own parking lot. What makes this parking lot unique? Its owners guard it well-they've contracted a local tow truck company to have a man sitting there the whole day. If he sees anybody park their car illegally, or park it and wander off away from said restaurant, the tow truck rep calls his workers and the car is removed in minutes.
2002-02-14 11:19:04 PM  
Blackbird you're a genius!

Unfortunately, Harmonia would demand a government subsidy for all the poor & illiterate...
2002-02-14 11:35:07 PM  
Check yourself out lane? *looks down at his purchases piling up on the conveyor belt* Is that what this is? Do they actually trust me to pay?
2002-02-14 11:37:33 PM  
Obviously, the first thing that needs to be done is to get cashiers with some gumption. We need the hard-as-a-rock, stone-faced, cashier who is not afraid to look
straight into customer's eyes and watch the panic strike as the floor falls out from under them and wonder if it's tough to get tapioca out of cashmere. However, in the
grand scheme of customer service, one would have a better chance of spotting a winged pig than finding a cashier with an ounce of spite.

From my earlier link:
2002-02-14 11:44:29 PM  
Here's what I do.

As the asswipe with the 14 items in the 10-items-or-fewer line is getting rung up, count the items. Out loud. Really loud, as they go over the scanner. Then cheer them. "Wow! 14 items in the 10 item lane! You beat the system!"

They're usually too embarrassed to say a thing.
2002-02-14 11:47:43 PM  
Oh, and for all those who say "Gee, she was only one item over..."

Ok, then, you believe that the number is only a suggestion rather than a firm rule. I ask you, then, at what point does the excess become too much? 15 items in the 12-items lane? 20? The problem with this thinking is that it introduces individual judgment, which will by definition differ from person to person. I'm all in favor of individual judgment, but not when you're trying to establish rules in a closed system. That's why there's a goddamn number over the checkout lane. Otherwise it would say "Just a couple items or less." This is also why felony theft is $500 or greater, and not "You know, a bunch of money."
2002-02-15 12:21:31 AM  
Ok...all I have to say is that Market Basket is ghetto and if you take 13 items into the 12 item lane then you should expect to get some badly painted acrylic nails driven into your eyes!
2002-02-15 01:58:11 AM  
Finger ...?
2002-02-15 02:09:45 AM  
I can feeeeeeel the love!!!!
2002-02-15 06:02:38 AM  
Q: What do 99% of all biatches who gets beaten up in the 12 items or less ailse have in common?

A: They just don't listen.

2002-02-15 06:03:16 AM  
You guys are really sad if you think this beating is justified. 1 item over the limit? That is nothing... so you lose maybe 30 seconds of your life. It would just go to looking at boobies posts on FARK anyway for most of you or a flamewar.

Think about all the time you waste all day, and would that little amount you lost waiting for the person with one extra item matter enough to beat them up? If you answer yes, then you are sad. You have way too bad of a temper.

No hero tag here, more like sad, out of the available choices. biatch would be more appropriate.
2002-02-15 09:07:42 AM  
At least the time I waste is the time I choose to waste, as apposed to being inconsiderate, like the morons driving in the outside lane doing the same speed as the people in the middle lane....these people should be beaten as well and beaten severly. (it was a rough commute to work today)
2002-02-15 09:16:25 AM  
Mojogobo: Or should I call you Costanza? Jeebus, god forbid we introduce personal judment into the closed system of a farking GROCERY STORE. Lord, you must be a blast at parties. I'll bet you stand by the chip bowl and bust people for double dipping. We must not introduce personal judgment into the closed system of party snacks. She was 1 item over and she got beaten.
Don't lose sight of the end result here over the fact that she did something that annoys everyone on a regular basis. There are things that deserve a beating, but this sure the hell ain't one of them. Farking over thousands of employees while getting rich yourself deserves a beating; adding a pack of gum to your 12 items in the lane does not.
2002-02-15 11:35:22 AM  
2002-02-15 03:11:29 PM  
Ok, EZ, at what point is it excessive? 5 items over? 10 items over? At what point would you say something? Or would you not say anything no matter what? I'm not talking about a beating here, I don't think that was justified. I'm just curious how much someone would have to push it in order for you to let them know. My personal limit is 4 items. At that point, I will start the counting game. So, yes, I guess I do introduce personal judgment.

Do you think that being "a blast at parties" has something to do with letting people take advantage of you? Are you a fan of roofies?
2002-02-15 03:42:23 PM  
The Drudge Report has a better report of the story. It actually gives the criminal's address, so you can send her a thank you note/death threat depending on what side your on.
2002-02-15 04:48:35 PM  
Mojogobo; it just seemed you were being awfully anal (much like Costanza) with your remark not to introduce personal judgment into a closed system. The article was about a beating, so that is what I was talking about. If we're just talking about giving the googly-eyes or saying something to the offender than yes...4 or 5 or whatever depending on my mood. But a beating? I think we'd have to be up around 1000 items, with coupons and price checks.
As far as being a blast at parties, it has nothing to do with being taken advantage of; it had to do with the fact that at 1 item over the limit a beating was advocated (in your original post). Since we're just talking about a verbal beating; than the statement is withdrawn. My apologies.
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