I love bulk bins. I buy chia, oats, black beans, brown rice, mixed nuts, raw nuts, plantain chips…in bulk. Catch a sale and it is waaaaaaaaay cheaper than buying from the shelf. SO one day, while shopping with my family, I once again found myself in the bulk bin aisle. SADLY a super old lady stooped over an open bin with a hand full of mixed nuts in her wrinkled palm. I prepared to wait my turn and was SHOCKED when I saw the lady flick unwanted peanuts STRAIGHT INTO THE BULK BIN. A bin I was about to scoop into a bag for my family. Please remember you can’t wash trail mix. You buy it AS IT IS AND EAT IT THAT WAY.
My blood began to boil straight away. So I did what any normal irate woman would do and gave her the stare. And believe me, my stare is scary. Ever been on the other end of my irate stare? Well, this lady didn’t even notice as she was SO INTENT on snacking on the m & ms – and removed – with her bacteria infested fingers, the peanuts.
SO, I took it to the next level. Confrontation – which I have no problem with.Me: Excuse me, you can’t touch those. Said KINDLY… Her: I can’t? What do you mean? Me: I mean, you are supposed to use the scoop. You aren’t supposed to touch nuts that I could and probably will get when I scoop. Although now I’m not buying that trail mix because you touching everything is disgusting. Her (super offended): Well I’m sorry. (And walks off.)
Really? It’s my fault that you are STEALING and TOUCHING all that stuff? Seriously? Generational gap or not…Gross.