Take that behavior to Walmart, ma’am.
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This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
“The local supermarket included a hot table where they sold hot cooked chickens for $10.99. It was a good deal, and I would get one occasionally. The pack included a cardboard handle for easy carrying.
One day, I noticed how whoever had labeled the latest batch of chickens had made a mistake. Instead of $10.99, they were labeled as $0.99.
I thought ‘Cool! Cheap chicken!’ But I knew better. I liked the folks there and quickly let the lady in the meat line know. The chickens had only just come out, so no loss to anyone. Except, I was not the only one who had found it.
A woman of, how do I say this, limited intelligence saw it and began screeching at the top of her lungs, ‘Chicken for a buck! CHICKEN FOR A BUCK!’ Then she began loading her cart.
The manager arrived right at that moment, apologized, and began to correct the matter. The woman went ballistic; screaming, shouting bloody blue murder, and accusing him of stealing and trying to starve her to death.
She screamed, ‘The price is 99 cents darn it! I deserve chicken for 99 cents!’
The manager, in an effort to ease the situation, agreed. He told her, ‘Alright, since you ‘found’ the error, you can have a chicken for 99 cents.’
There was a long pause as the woman looked dumbfounded. Then she launched herself at the table, screeching, trying to grab every chicken she could possibly get her hands on. Chickens were falling everywhere and spilling onto the floor. The manager tried to intervene but it made no difference. She was grabbing, stuffing, and howling it all. It was a disgusting display of a complete lack of dignity.
She was taken out of the store in handcuffs without her 99-cent chicken. The entire batch of roast chicken was destroyed.
All I could do was shake my head.”