You’ve probably gone through a check-out line and thought, “They’re totally going to judge me for this.” Maybe you’re a young woman buying 10 frozen pizzas . . . (for a PARTY) . . . or a middle-aged guy purchasing a BTS album at a hip, indie record store.
Of course, most of the time the cashiers are too busy . . . or jaded . . . to notice, but OCCASIONALLY they do.
There’s a thread online where cashiers are talking about the purchases they HAVE judged people for buying. Here are a few highlights:
1. Parents who will buy booze and cigarettes, but scream at their kids to put bottles of juice or candy back.
One cashier said a young male customer was once buying various junk food and children’s flu medicine . . . and when the total came up, he was short . . . so he put the MEDICINE back.
2. Lottery tickets. Especially when people blow through the money the cashier makes on their entire shift in a just couple minutes at the counter.
3. Expensive, “premium” bottled water. Not just because it’s (arguably) a waste of money, but because there’s also a lot of plastic waste.
4. Anything in a large amount. One cashier once had a person buy 15 cases of Red Bull . . . and they also “looked like they were 12.”
5. A cashier at a pet store said they’ve judged people who buy a pet, and the “cheapest, trashiest” food there is.
6. A worker at a movie theater said they judge people who bring their kids to Rated R movies . . . like bringing a seven-year-old to “Deadpool”.
7. A McDonald’s cashier wonders about people who order a coffee, with 10 or more sugars.”
8. A Starbucks cashier admits judging people who buy their kids double chocolate chip frappuccinos at 8:00 A.M.
9. Anyone buying Circus Peanuts. (???)
10. This one is probably the best: Bizarre combinations. Every cashier has probably sold everything in the store at least once . . . so nothing is a big deal. Except when it’s paired with certain other items.