Have I ever told you that Thursday is my favorite day of the week? Well, it is. I guess I like the anticipation of Friday better than the actual Friday itself.
I don’t have any crazy celebratory Thursday plans, because I have a ton of work that I have to finish up by tonight, but later on my Mom and I are going to catch up and have some girl time, with dinner at Panera and then a movie.
What’s your favorite thing to get at Panera?
I haven’t decided what I’m getting yet, but I’m thinking about their Chicken Cobb Salad… it’s so good!
We’re going to see the Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D movie. It looks so cool! I’ve actually have a paralyzing fear of 3D movies ever since I was a little kid, but I just went to see the Monster’s Inc. 3D movie and was fine, so I’m going to take on a chance on this one, too. I’ll let you know how terrifying it was tomorrow. If I survive.
Do you have any weird, irrational fears like that?
No? … Just me?
So, this is completely random, but the weirdest thing happened to me at Whole Foods today. I don’t know if you ever feel like this but, whenever I go to Whole Foods, I just kind of assume that people are going to think I have money… Like, the “Whole Foods” kind of money. Even if I’m wearing my rattiest pair of “errand sweatpants.”
But I never expected to be judged by the cashier. And when I say judged… I mean “stolen from.”
I’m definitely overreacting about this, but I was pretty shocked and, honestly, a little horrified. I came in and grabbed my bulk-bin Israeli couscous (which, by the way, they have recently started calling it, very PC, “Middle Eastern Couscous”) and black peppercorns, and mosied (a.k.a. hobbled) my way up to the registers. The bill came to $11 and change, and I handed over a $20. I can clearly see from the screen that the change I’m supposed to get comes to $8.07, so I was a little surprised when I was handed back only $8.
Seeing the look of confusion on my face, the elderly cashier just looked at me and said “I put it in for you.”
…. Huh? I don’t know where you put it, lady, but it for sure wasn’t in my hand. Again, she tells me “I put it in for you! Here, when there are coins left over, we just take it from you so that you don’t have a pocket full of change.” Still not totally understanding. I forfeited my $0.07 with a confused “… Okay,” and walked away. About five and a half steps later, it hits me…
She STOLE from me!!!
There was nothing I could do about it at the time, because I was on my way to my physical therapy appointment and didn’t want to be late, so I called up Whole Foods when I got home. I know that it’s not like they could give me my $0.07 over the phone, but I wanted to make sure that was this lady told me was legit because, at this point, I’m way too curious.
So I call up the customer service lady and, no… of course that’s not the company policy. I feel better now that I know Whole Foods isn’t actively trying to steal from people, but it was still such a weird experience. Obviously I had to share! (a.k.a. this is the most exciting thing to happen to me all week).