Oh. My. God.

Walmart. Hempfield/Greensburg. Checkout line number 8 (I guesstimate).

Cucumbers. Beep. Milk. Beep. Canadian Bacon. Beep. Chai tea. Beep. Hmm, what’s this doohickey here? There’s no bar code on it. How do I ring it up? Maybe I should call my manager? Or maybe a price check? But I have no idea what department this thing would be sold in. Hmm. Why is my customer looking at me so wide eyed? Why is the lady behind her in line doubled over laughing?
Excuse me? Wha?

Oh, it is the GROCERY DIVIDER BAR, I knew that.Look, I wish I was making it up people, but I am not. A Walmart cashier tried to ring up the grocery divider bar like she had never laid eyes on one before. Oh, I wish wish wish that she had done a price check. Damn the lady behind me for pointing out to her what it was and taking my amusement away.

Hey, I’m not trying to insult blondes, but let’s be realistic here, I may have been witness to the biggest blonde joke of all time and it happened right here in the Burgh. We’re on the cutting edge I tell you, the cutting edge.


  1. disappointed pittsburgh-er
    July 11, 2005 1:12 pm

    I was looking for a good Pittsburgh blog, but I won’t choose yours. Why? Because while making fun of exploited Walmart workers you don’t stop to think about your chai-drinking contribution to the problem. I like your local coverage, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to take a narrow view of the world.

  2. pittgirl
    July 11, 2005 1:47 pm

    Wow. My first critical comment. I will admit, I like chai. I’m sorry? I’m surprised you don’t see the humor in a checkout person trying to ring up the divider. Exploited or not, that is funny stuff. But hey, me and my narrow view respect your opinion so I’m glad you posted it. I wasn’t making fun of ALL Walmart workers, just this PARTICULAR one. Now Jeff Goldblum, I’m totally making fun of him.

  3. pittgirl
    July 11, 2005 2:25 pm

    On another note, I hope you’ll come back again, because debate is healthy and I LOVE another person’s point of view, whether I agree with it or not.

  4. Barristerjubril
    July 11, 2005 3:15 pm

    That IS funny stuff, albeit more than a little depressing.

    By the way, I DO appreciate this blog–as I mentioned in an earlier comment, I’ve only lived in this city for a month and have been frustrated by how few people share my own, smoewhat snarky sense of humor. In addition to looking inbred, many Pittsburghers seem remarkable irony-free, no?