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March 28, 2006

Checking Out Early?

I was over at Rustbelt Ramblings and came across this great post about supermarkets and the afterlife.

At check-out time in the supermarket I follow these simple rules:

a) Go to the shortest queue.
b) If all queues are lenghty, proceed to the hottest cashier.
c) If accompanied by spouse, proceed to homeliest cashier.

*On gub’ment cheque day, send spouse and take boys to the park instead.

There are no guarantees that checkout time will be chafe-free and expeditious. Almost invariably, the little light blinks on and off as the hot or homely cashier looks around helplessly for the manager, thus prolonging the agony (though the hotness of the cashier slightly diminishes the pain).

When the time comes for the final checkout, (insert funeral dirge here), there are also no guarantees. In this case, I would look for the longest line and, at all costs, avoid the one where the manager is helping the hot cashier with a discrepancy.

In addition to the three rules for checking out of the supermarket, he has the three methods he hopes not to die and some very sound reasoning to back up his motivation. While we will all die and no one has control over how (even suicides fail) it’s good to get your goals in order. As for me, I’m not so sure the “octogenarian” scenario is the best, but hey, to each their own. Remember, ten out of ten people die. Are you ready?

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  • At 8:31 am on March 29, 2006, Janet commented:

    Is anyone ever ready? Hi, Michele sent me :-)

  • At 10:00 am on March 29, 2006, Jade commented:

    I’d go straight to the hot checkout clerk if there were a hot male manager waiting in the wings ;o). Hello, Michele sent me.

  • At 12:02 pm on March 29, 2006, Kimi commented:

    Michele sent me. Congrats on being the site of the day.

    I’m not quite ready yet. I still have too many things I want to do in life.

  • At 12:19 pm on March 29, 2006, Keb commented:

    I\’ve been here before. This time Michele sent me. How ya been?

  • At 12:22 pm on March 29, 2006, Chrissie commented:

    Michele sent me too. I’ve been very close to death… long story buy they told my family I had 10% chance of survival – and I survived! I have to say I am slightly afraid of death… I wasn’t before my close call – but am now – I’m not sure why.

  • At 2:14 pm on March 29, 2006, NetChick commented:

    This is a really different blog template!

    Congrats on being Michele’s site of the day… Have an awesome Wednesday!

  • At 4:11 pm on March 29, 2006, Radioactive Jam commented:

    Extra exposure! Cool! And congrats on having a good “top” post for the Day. Weird though – when I started reading this I missed the part about the checkout line being a quote. I thought Whoa! “Hottest cashier?” This does NOT sound like archshrk! Then I started over and got a clue.

    Maybe I’ll keep a half-decent post as a draft for emergency release. I can see it now: some future day my quirky little site gets a sudden inrush of attention, and my “top” post is yet another out-there clump of nonsense involving monkeys and clowns. Let’s face it, that’s the high percentage bet in my case.

  • At 1:49 pm on March 30, 2006, honestyrain commented:

    are you saying, then, that even i shall, you know, carry on to another world some day long long in the future? even i? shocking news!

  • At 6:33 pm on March 30, 2006, Im Chele In [dot] LA commented:

    i missed you being site of the day..
    Wow I am so behind..

  • At 8:39 am on April 2, 2006, LilRed commented:

    I\\\’m a little late, but just thought I\\\’d congratulate you on being Michele\\\’s site of the day!

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