24 March 2007

Profuse Apologies

I'm sorry. I made a mistake.

I'll try to never let it happen again. But to be perfectly honest, I cannot guarantee that it will not.

See, I am still new here. I am trying to remember all of the procedures and rules. But there are so many of them. It is really very difficult to remember everything when virtually every aspect of your life is completely different from what it was before.

Sometimes I forget one of the rules. Even the easy ones.

I am so, so sorry.

But could we please put this in perspective?

It is not like I committed a crime against humanity. No one was harmed because of my mistake. No lives were lost.

I was distracted and fell into an old habit. I forgot to weigh my potatoes before coming to the check out desk.

Yes, I understand that because the clerk has to run back to the produce section to weigh my potatoes that you will all be delayed approximately 3 minutes. I understand you are very busy and want to finish and go to wherever you are going. I understand that the grocery store is crowded and the lines are long.

But is all of the glaring and huffing and eye-rolling truly necessary?

Can't you cut me a little bit of slack?

4 comments:

Un-Swiss Miss said...

I've done it too... and have been assured even natives mess up from time to time! It's not always obvious what needs to be weighed and what is charged pro stuck...

Expat Traveler said...

I'm sure she muttered damn auslander underneathe her breath for sure..

Yes I did it once and never did it again and then while I was back here it was all too odd for me to get used to the old ways.

CanadianSwiss said...

Don't worry. Just thing of them in a US supermarket. That will surely make you giggle ;-)

Beth said...

Let 'em mutter!