Thursday, November 12, 2009

PET PEEVE THURSDAY: A bad day at the grocery store

Grocery-cart My friend, and fellow author, Kate Flora has had a bad time at the grocery store. Here's a few of her peeves:

  • People in grocery stores who let their kids eat stuff and leave the
    empty package in the grocery cart. Nasty! Often they also leave dirty
    napkins behind, too.

  • Grocery store checkers who put the milk on top of the bread, so the loaf comes out squashed flat. They also bruise the pears, smash the chips, mangle cookies and put the salad in sideways so it spills lettuce and oil all over the other stuff.

  • Grocery store checkers who think you have to cram as much as possible into a bag, so when you try to carry it inside, the bag splits and everything falls on the cement garage floor.

  • Grocery store checkers who persist in carrying on a conversation with someone else the whole time they're ringing up your order.

And what's bugging YOU today?
Kate Flora is not only a terrific author, but she's also co-editor of the new anthology, Quarry, stories of crime in New England from Level Best Books. Don't miss Kate's novel, Stalking Death, soon to be available in soft cover.