My Immaturity Knows No Bounds

I refuse to grow up.

Especially after the “Senior Moment” that I experienced in March of this year.

Kroger(s) Encounter, Part Two

A few days after I posted about my Kroger encounter, PhilBillPaul and I were in the store that I haven’t yet boycotted all together.

I stopped in my tracks when I saw my cashier “friend.”

I do refuse to go through her line.

You know, she’s the one who asked me…

“Are you a senior?”

And, NO, she was not on auto pilot using her awesome Kroger customer service training skills as blog reader Karen nicely suggested. She looked me right in the eye and asked me that after I declined the dollar donation.

Score: 1 for Maxine Cashier Insult
Score: 0 for meeting donation quota that day


I had mentioned in the post that I should go back and snap a picture of her so you could see her uncanny resemblance to Maxine.

I’m nothing, if not a woman of my word.

Thank you for this blog therapy session. I’m going to go watch Maks on Tivo.

I feel better already.


P.S. It is now time for my darling, sweet blogger friend Leigh Anne to comment about her senior moment(s) so we can all feel better. Jump in Mrs. Wilkes. 😉

One year ago..

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  1. 1
    Joanne says:

    Please don’t grow up! This made me laugh out loud at work and I had to show three people the post. Then we had to go back to the original Kroger post. Now I have to forward them a link to your blog. You brighten my day.

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    Tammy says:

    Okay I will totally agree! She is a dead ringer for Maxine.

    All I can say is that I hope you learned your lesson…
    Next time give the $1 donation!

  3. 3
    Melinda says:

    SHE DID NOT! OMG, I can NOT believe THIS woman asked you that. I think you should report her to customer service! Don’t get me wrong, I am a loyal Kroger customer but I belive that entails helping the store with issues like these. Would you like me to come up and go with you? One of the things that I like about Kroger is that they give the developmentally delayed/disabled jobs but I did report one of those employees as well one day when she came in a restroom while I was using it, signed the sheet on the back of the door that she had cleaned the restroom and departed! Sorry, I don’t allow behavior like that and that was pretty blatant in my book. This particular employee tends to be a little rude as well sometimes. She can be real friends to some folks but I have experienced some rudeness as well and tolerated that. I do as you do and try to just avoid her line. Luckily she’s not a cashier, simply a bagger.

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    Mollie says:

    I’m cracking up at my desk; anyone around me can tell I’m not working! Sherra, this is hysterical! Thanks for the laugh.

  5. 5

    Yes, Mrs. Wilkes has a senior discount story too. Two weeks in a row at Goodwill, the young, teenage cashier asked me if I qualified for the senior discount!! Each time I politely replied “No,” but wanted to ask them if they needed glasses and call them a jerk! I have switched Goodwills!!

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    julieann says:

    That cashier bears an uncanny resemblance to my mother-in-law! Truly, you cannot allow someone who is a Maxine (or Lois) lookalike ruin your usually stellar mood. Next time a senior discount is offered say, “I’d love to accept it if I don’t have to prove it.” That should make them look twice. Perhaps she was a basketball referee in her earlier life??? What with eyesight issues and all…

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    Jenn Ross says:

    Loved it! Uncannny resemblance to Maxine for sure. And I agree not grow up. I am sure my senior story is coming..its just a matter of time before I get asked ( and no I do not qualify..yet) HOWEVER..I do have one story that is mmm..shall we say is a reality check.
    I was at a race expo for a half marathon this past week-end with a young gal from the running club..not once, not twice, but three times the vendors there referred to her as my daughter…sigh..she is a year younger than my middle daughter …just don’t see myself as “looking” old enough to have kids that old ..oh well..on the bright side..this grandma of 5 shaved 21 minutes off her half marathon time so Grandma’s who run ROCK!

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    Teri says:

    This is hysterical! And Leigh Anne’s story isn’t bad, either! ;0)

    I laughed and laughed! I especially enjoyed the utilization of your vast graphic and computer design skills to strategically “place” this woman in a Maxine cartoon.

    Wouldn’t it just have been less of a hassle to open your wallet and cough up the cash, friend? ;0)…Just askin’!

    • 8.1
      Sherra says:

      To everyone – thanks for feeling my pain and laughing with me. My mom said it was mean that I posted a pic of her. I thought it was totally justified. (Like she even reads my blog, mom??!!)

      @Tammy & Teri–I’m not psychic…I didn’t know she was going to insult me when I declined the dollar donation.

      @Jenn–Go Jenn Go!! 🙂

      @julieanne–I was totally unprepared…I’ll tried to be prepared with a clever comeback next time!

      @Melinda–I’m just going to stick with avoiding her line. 😉