I’ve just been to Sainsbury’s. I don’t do a lot of cooking, so, as usual, had filled my basket with a lot of convenience foods.
I’m not used to having my selection held up to comment and criticism when I reach the till - apart from the occasional: “Oooh, that looks yummy! Are they nice?”
So I was pretty peed off to be greeted by: “Oh, having a lazy few days, are we?”
I retorted that I don’t do much cooking (I’m sure I can’t be unusual in this, as lots of people on their own don’t, as it’s hardly worth all the trouble and washing up).
But she still carried on with the “laziness” theme, until I said: “Well actually, I haven’t been very well, OK?” Not wishing to get into details, I didn’t let on that I still AM unwell. So then she assumed I meant I’d had a cough, or something else trivial, and started going on for five minutes about her own cough, and how it “really takes it out of you”.
Came out of the shop fuming, and wondering if I should have reported it. It’s not for her to pass judgment on what customers buy, and it still pays her wages, whatever they buy. Not everyone who buys convenience foods is “lazy”. Maybe they’re just not that into cooking, or maybe, just maybe, they’re not well!
What’s it to do with her anyway? Been shopping many years, but never before had this.