today i was in line at no frills when the girl in front of me turned around and said "you can go ahead of me if you want." although she had maybe a few more groceries than me, the difference certainly wasn’t massive, so i politely declined. after waiting a beat, she said, "well, i want to go grab one more thing, so feel free to go ahead of me!" recognizing that the person in front of her in line would probably still be a couple minutes, i smiled and said, "sure, i will if you’re not back in time" and she took off in search of her final item. a minute later, she returned and as she put the item in her cart, she turned to me one last time and said, "you can still go ahead of me!" and i laughed and said, "that’s okay, i’m really in no rush!" never seen two people so reluctant to leave a no frills.
posted by Luke Adams at 2:34 PM