The worst Ralphs in the world appears to be within the same vicinity as the worst Burger King in the world. Same people must own them, or something.
So when I went to Ralphs to find some eye contact solution, I couldn’t find any cause I needed some that had Saline in it. Apparently most eye contact solution does not have saline in it for whatever reason. I don’t use it, I just had to get it for someone.
So I had to ask a lady about it, and she said “top of the shelf aisle 7.” I told her I already looked and that I couldn’t find any. She said “oh, then that’s all we have then. SORRRYYYYY.” She didn’t try and help me look or anything. Would have been nice customer service to do so, don’t you think? That’s what I do at my job every time someone is looking for something. I actually help them!
By some miracle I actually did find what I was looking for, because only after I ask people for help do I find what I’m looking for.
So I grabbed what I went there for, and went into the “Express Lane.” There were 2 lanes open at the time. And the Express Lane had like 15 people in it. Ok, whatever.
Some old black lady stood behind me for like two seconds. I didn’t notice until later that she wasn’t behind me anymore, and already a line of like 5 more people was behind me.
All of a sudden the black lady comes back and cuts everyone. The person that was behind me asked “excuse me, ma’am, are you in line?”
The black lady said “I am, I am behind him” and she touches my shirt sleeve.
I was about to say “Lady, you can’t leave the line and then come back in where you left,” but I just said “Umm…I don’t remember you behind me.” How can someone expect me to remember who was behind me in a line at a supermarket?
So the black lady doesn’t even move, she just stays there and crowds my ass, giving me barely any room to move around, because the pussies that were behind me let her stay in line and cut everyone behind them too.
So I had a crazy old black woman buying some frozen chicken and two little red peppers behind me, and some weird black dude with a weird hat you’d see some Prime Minister of an African nation wear on their head when they’re not killing peasants. He also had a gold cane, and was buying two packs of Lipton white ice tea.
When the cashier rang up the ice teas for the guy, the fucking things were supposedly on sale, but the computer wasn’t reflecting that. So I had to wait like what seemed like ten minutes for them to figure out the whole deal. And it really wasn’t that complicated to figure out, it was just taking them a long time to do. Sad thing is, the cashier was an “assistant manager” as dictated on her name tag. Pathetic.
During the wait, the crazy black woman that cut everyone in line started complaining, muttering things under her breath while she was three inches away from my face.
Instead of actually figuring out how the iced tea should be discounted, the assistant manager just punched in some “customer satisfaction” non merchandise code and gave the dude six bucks, three dollars off for each of the iced tea things. How nice of them.
Now where’s my customer satisfaction payoff? Some Ralphs executive is probably wiping his ass with it and flushing it down the toilet.