However, jams have shifted to another place, at supermarket queues where waiting time of 30 minutes or more has become common at the cash counter. This held true for all my supermarket visits this week reminding me of queues before ration shops for kerosene. Everywhere, a dozen or more people would be already standing before the cash counter, their trolleys filled to the brim as if they feared that the UN Security Council would be imposing economic sanctions on
I find waiting in supermarket queues a disturbing experience; I have to smell the odors I don’t want to, hear the conversations I don’t want to, and have to get poked and edged by heartless trolleys. As such, never before had I felt such a burning desire to part with my money and leave the place. The meaning of “ten items or less” counter is conveniently ignored by most shoppers. Why haven’t supermarkets yet set up the all so familiar “Tatkal” counter? I was also hoping that some touts would be available to help me jump the queue for some commission.
Apart from the construction and retail sector; religion, news channels and laughter champions seem to be having their best days ever in
P.S. Artwork: Trolley hunters by Banksy