I had noticed the customer in front of me had brought her own bags and I guess her husband and son were with her. And to be honest, I didn't know what to think, just that she was eco friendly.
The cashier was working rapidly and efficiently. When the green team got to the register, I noticed that they were working as a well oiled machine. The cashier would ring the item, place it aside and then the green team assembly line would place the item in the appropriate bag. As I gave my compliment to the team, the lady said, "I guess you could tell, I'm a teacher by the way my bags are organized.
My son was behind me and asked where she taught. When she mentioned where she taught, I asked if she knew one of my readers, who is also a teacher there. She said that he was on her team.
Well, the green team was gone, and now it was my turn. I had to compliment the cashier for the good job she was doing, handling the volume of customers coming her way. when the transaction was over, I said "have a great evening and thank you for working at Walmart." And yes, she was taken aback with that. And the customers around chuckled.
So there you have it. An Evil big Box Store(tm) post that isn't snarky and sophomoric.