893: Getting to the store at the cashier turnover time

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Late at night close to midnight seems to be the deadest time to go shopping at Walmart.  As much as I like Walmart at times I just found tonight to be quite annoying as I went to 3 Walmarts to find one item, I know I know just check online.  But when they don’t have the product you’re looking for the old classic store to store hunt is the only viable option. Each store looking a bit more distressed than before although the 2nd one was a lot more put together than the 3 and the final Walmart well they were retiling the floor, but what got me was the worker who just sat at his machine sitting there relaxing while everyone was working and glared at me with a death stare to get back to shopping!

Go to fullsize imageIf you’ve ever shopped at Walmart, one knows that nearly every night close to midnight that they always do a register shut down and all the registers are stalled for nearly 15 minutes.  To even add to the impatient timing, they close one set of the double doors.  Sometimes not always the same set one time it’s the grocery side the next time the retail side.  Who knows which side it will be and at exactly when will they shut it down?  Sometimes they don’t have employees redirect you there so you’re caught standing there waiting and in the upper UPPER right hand corner in a small note they have a post stating the doors are closed until 7:00 a.m. the next day.

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So as you finally get through the 25+ person line because they only have 2 registers open the 10 item or less (where you know some people have 25 items and you stand there looking at them with rage) whereas you only have a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, and the latest Tuesday release DVD.  So once you get to the register they seem as upset as someone stepping on your toes and you make it through finally since the cashier decided to ring each of your items as slow as possibly and grunt a goodbye.

Thankfully I’m halfway awake to even care, now where did I park?  Great on the other side of the parking lot!  Now how awful is that?!

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900: Losing an hour due to Daylight Savings

 

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Spring has finally arrived..Daylight Savings has come Spring forward and now we lose an hour?  More like Daylight Spending if you ask me.  Do you get it back – sure we have to wait till the end of fall but I want an extra hour of sleep.  Oh well, don’t forget to set your clocks forward!

Now how awful is that?!

Further Reading:

* Daylight Savings Time

* What to do with an extra hour of light

935. When you set your clocks ahead thinking you have 10 extra minutes

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So you set all your clocks ahead 10 minutes thinking that you’ll save time and get to work early, but you just happen to forget to set ahead your cell phone alarms.  So as you are preparing for your morning routine you hit the snooze button a few times thinking well I have at least 10 more minutes that’ll be okay.

In all reality, as you are setting up and getting ready you just Go to fullsize imageget out of the door and make it on your way with a minute to spare.  Phew! That was close.  You are setting up your car and smooth sailing to work until you get  on to the highway and there is a 3 mile back up to work now putting you 10 minutes behind your  time.

Then to cool off as you turn off the radio he announces the time to be 5 minutes even later than you had set all your clocks at your house.  Now how awfully time sensitive is that?!

Further Reading:

* Time Saving Tips

* How to Reduce Stress in Traffic

* The World Clock