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(Medium)   Tired of standing in the Express Lane at the grocery store while the person in front of you went way over the limit? There's a possible way to fix that. Consider the Asshole Tax   (medium.com) divider line
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1114 clicks; posted to Food » and Discussion » on 15 Aug 2020 at 2:30 AM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-15 3:27:42 AM  
24 votes:
Someone tried to stop me at the 9 items or less line because I had two six packs of beer.
 
2020-08-15 6:46:36 AM  
12 votes:
"You look like an intelligent person.  Are you a math major who can't read, or an english major who can't count?"
 
2020-08-15 9:45:33 AM  
8 votes:
As a teenager and into my early 20's, I worked at a small appliance parts/repair place.  Its owner had four separate pricing tiers, the highest of which was described to them as our "Special, 'A' Column Pricing" but which, and internally as our "Asshole Tax Column."

It typically was 50-75% higher than any other price for the item or service, and when you told an asshole customer you were "giving them our Special, 'A' Column Pricing tier," they usually stopped being an asshole, thinking they were actually getting a deal.
 
2020-08-15 6:44:59 AM  
8 votes:
Yeah, I don't really care how many items I have. If the cashier is willing to ring up my 50 items in the express lane then screw you, I'm in. Life is too short to get all twitchy because you have to wait an extra 3 minutes for me.
 
2020-08-15 9:08:31 AM  
3 votes:
cart corrals and x items or less lines are 2 of the worst things ever invented. I don't use either.
 
2020-08-15 4:00:24 AM  
3 votes:

J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: Love to think of ways to help Walmart out on their takeover of all grocery stores.


That's the spirit, we should really just have one corporation.

/I feel dirty
 
2020-08-15 2:53:09 PM  
2 votes:

LaChanz: Yeah, I don't really care how many items I have. If the cashier is willing to ring up my 50 items in the express lane then screw you,


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2020-08-15 12:52:10 PM  
2 votes:

My Conscience: cart corrals and x items or less lines are 2 of the worst things ever invented. I don't use either.


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2020-08-15 10:10:23 AM  
2 votes:
I got to see a little (must have been under 5') lady checker throw a big suburban dad-type (prob 6'6'') off the express lane once..."Sir, this is the Express Lane.  You have way too many items, and you need to use another checkout."  "But, but..."  "Nope." and pointing him off, like he'd just been red-carded.  I could've picked that lady up and kissed her.
 
2020-08-15 8:56:43 AM  
2 votes:
You need a social credit system with geolocation, obviously. Once assholes start getting voted down and begin losing their homes to pay the anti-social behaviour fines, everything will improve in a week.
 
2020-08-15 7:19:09 AM  
2 votes:
Long ranting article just proposes a 10% tax on the total purchase if you go over the limit. The author takes a long, long time to get to the point.
 
2020-08-15 3:56:07 AM  
2 votes:
Love to think of ways to help Walmart out on their takeover of all grocery stores.
 
2020-08-15 3:30:07 AM  
2 votes:
This won't work.  As soon as you put a price on cheating, you not only legitimize it for the assholes, you also open it up to barely assholes, assholes with shame, and literalist non-assholes.  For instance, if there's a 10% surcharge on purchases of over 15 items, and there are these huge lines in the regular aisles and a short express line, I'd happily take the 10% surcharge in some cases.
 
2020-08-15 3:06:52 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-08-15 9:12:34 AM  
1 vote:

Leader O'Cola: Pisses me off much more when cashier opens new register, says "next in line" and the last person in line runs over and is allowed to be first.


Just try to feel happy for the person who was last and got to avoid the wait instead of feeling like everything should be rearranged for your benefit.

Always worth a read and listen for perspective even if you are no longer a graduate on the cusp of entering the real world: This Is Water
 
2020-08-15 9:04:09 AM  
1 vote:
In the stores here the 15 items or less lines the cashiers will call you over if there is no one in line, even if you have more than 15 items, making it awkward if someone comes up behind you who did not see this happen.

I don't remember the wording but they recently changed the lines to allow for more than some set in stone amount of groceries. basically negating the x items or less line.
 
2020-08-15 8:29:55 AM  
1 vote:
Pisses me off much more when cashier opens new register, says "next in line" and the last person in line runs over and is allowed to be first.
 
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