August 20, 2003
One video store cashier is chatting while sipping his coffee behind the counter. The other is solving some payment issue in unbelievably slow motion. Unfortunately, glaring is pointless, as both cleverly avoid eye contact with growing line. If only they'd apply equivalent brainpower towards, like, good customer service. Then I notice the difference between us. He's patient. He's not getting annoyed (like me or the guy behind us) and has no desire to make a point. Weird. It almost seems he's afraid I'll make a scene. When we finally pay, we notice she's horribly cross-eyed, so I hold back everything.