Do You Eat Like a Child?

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    Apr 26, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    Last night when I went through the checkout line at the grocery store the cashier asked me how many kids I had. It was only when I got home that I realized why she asked. I bought two boxes of Cocoa Krispies, two boxes of Apple Jacks, two boxes of Poptarts, two packages of string cheese (I shop by the Noah's Ark method...two of everything), milk, apples, bananas and two containers of apple juice with Disney Princess heads. (The juices were for my nieces, everything else for me). Do other people eat like this or am I going to be the only fat ass on here when I reach retirement age? And question #2) Do you think it's rude for a store clerk to comment on what you're buying? Next time I'll avoid that lady's line because I don't want her commenting on other aspects of my personal life. ("Why are you buying condoms when you know they'll stay in your wallet so long that you'll have to buy new ones when you do get to use them, etc?")
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    Apr 26, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
    The cashier usually comments on how healthy all my food is and how much it costs...then says something about the expensive alcohol that's in the shopping cart with all the healthy stuff. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 26, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    I don't and can't eat like that. Do it if it works for you!

    Once at the check out counter (around Father's Day) the checkout woman made a very inappropriate remark about how adults without child are worthless. ... I kept quiet (I didn't have time for any teaching or getting into an argument) and never returned to her line again.

    More recently on a Friday I bought a box of condoms (the only item) and the young female checkout clerk (at the Pharmacy counter of the CVS) pleasantly said "Have a fun weekend." I thanked her, no problem with that!
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    Apr 26, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    BuddyinNYC said...
    Once at the check out counter (around Father's Day) the checkout woman made a very inappropriate remark about how adults without child are worthless. ... I kept quiet (I didn't have time for any teaching or getting into an argument) and never returned to her line again.
    I would have told her to tell that to sterile/infertile couples...then reported her to the management.
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    i find that cute
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    Great thread! I do feel a little guilty if I slip in a Cocoa Pebbles-type cereal now and then....which is why I always get the Raisin Bran along with it. I look at it this way, they probably think you're buying it for your kids. So don't be ashamed of your Fruit Loops!

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    Secret: There are a lot of grown men who will sit down this evening to a delicious bowl of Fruity Pebbles.
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    I buy a lot of ethnic food, so many times cashiers ask about things I'm buying because they've never seen them before. My Korean and Mexican items attract a lot of attention especially icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    Mike, we gotta teach you how to like oatmeal and shredded wheat! I am jealous, though, that you get to eat Cocoa Krispies. I can't get near them. Also love chocolate Pop Tarts that taste like brownied to me. Yet another no no.

    The checkout clerk was probably bored. Having worked behind a counter in that state, I can tell you that you can be starving for conversation. The remark probably was not malicious.
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    Apr 27, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    I wish I could eat like that! Although last night I did buy some mint chocolate and Tim Tams...

    As per clerks, if they comment on what I buy I comment back to them. I once had a kid kind of pause and give a smirk when he scanned a box of condoms, thinking he would embarrass me, so I said "It's going to be a big night tonight". He blushed and scanned everything else lightening fast. Usually the old women clerks like to ask how I find certain products. I don't mind engaging in conversation, they're probably bored shitless.
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    I wanna eat like that. #mylife
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidI buy a lot of ethnic food, so many times cashiers ask about things I'm buying because they've never seen them before. My Korean and Mexican items attract a lot of attention especially icon_cool.gif


    lols #exotic, I do this too everyone at home is like wtf is this used for? I'm like pad thai DUH.
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    Self checkout makes my life easier. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    xrichx saidSelf checkout makes my life easier. icon_lol.gif


    Except when the damn machine goes berserk when you don't do the bagging procedure properly!
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    I always go to the self serve counter. Faster, easier and no snooping especially when it comes to lube and condoms.

    Now, do I eat like a child? For the most part, I eat healthy foods but from time to time, I do buy Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Apple Jacks, Fruit Loops, Corn Pops and gallons of milk! I looooove cereals!

    Here's a question: do you put a lot of milk in your cereal or barely any? I'm the former, my ex the latter.
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    i keep reading it as: "do you like to eat a child" #wtfbrain icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    bigeasydude said
    Here's a question: do you put a lot of milk in your cereal or barely any? I'm the former, my ex the latter.


    I bathe my cereal in milk. It's like a tidal wave has hit the bowl.
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    bigeasydude saidI always go to the self serve counter. Faster, easier and no snooping especially when it comes to lube and condoms.

    Now, do I eat like a child? For the most part, I eat healthy foods but from time to time, I do buy Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Apple Jacks, Fruit Loops, Corn Pops and gallons of milk! I looooove cereals!

    Here's a question: do you put a lot of milk in your cereal or barely any? I'm the former, my ex the latter.

    I actually like to let my cereal get soggy in the milk. Then I eat the cereal and then drink the milk. Cocoa Krispies are especially good for this. Also, does anyone else butter Poptarts? I've been told that's a southern thing.
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    I avoid self check outs, I'm buying their crap, and I have to check myself out? really.... want to help the economy, hire a few more people to wait on the people trying to give you money icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    Why on earth would you need to butter your Pop Tart? Are the different flavors of icing not enough? icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidWhy on earth would you need to butter your Pop Tart? Are the different flavors of icing not enough? icon_eek.gif


    Just the unfrosted ones....Try a warm unfrosted brown sugar cinnamon Poptart with melted butter. Heaven.
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    Can't we just stick with butter in grits or on cornbread? icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidCan't we just stick with butter in grits or on cornbread? icon_cool.gif

    We? You're the first northern Virginian I've ever known who admitted to being southern.icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    im a manchild hahah XD
    i always stack on junk food and midnight snacks are a must icon_biggrin.gif
    every cereal that is colorful and with lots of sugar .. ice cream ... chips... nachos icon_twisted.gif yummiii ... good metabolisms
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidWhy on earth would you need to butter your Pop Tart?
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    pocketnico saidAre the different flavors of icing not enough? icon_eek.gif
    No.
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    pocketnico saidCan't we just stick with butter in grits or on cornbread? icon_cool.gif

    We? You're the first northern Virginian I've ever known who admitted to being southern.icon_lol.gif


    LOL! I just live in Northern Virginia. I grew up in 'real Virginia'. Although I never got the accent.