Just a bit of a rant here: I've come to the conclusion that slow people drive me crazy. For example, the guy that you are waiting on to cross the street and who ambles across like he's on a sight-seeing tour. I'm not talking about people who just can't walk any faster, like the elderly, but that guy in his 20's who walks like he's wading through molasses. What makes me bring it up is that I ran afoul of three of them today. I had the day off, so I thought that I'd get some shopping done. While I was at it, I was going to return some cans (we have a 5 cent deposit on beverage containers in Oregon.) I just had a couple of paper bags worth, so thought that it wouldn't take long. When I got to the store, 2 of the can return machines were out-of-order and the other two were in use. I set my bags down to wait. I slowly began to lose my patience. Not only did the people using the machines ahead of me have tons of can that they were returning, they were extremely slow. The machines work by feeding a can at a time. The machine then reads the bar code to make sure it that is a returnable can, sends it to the bin and waits for the next can. I always have the next can ready the instant the machine is ready for it. These guys however, would put a can in, wait for the machine to take it, then dig in their bag for the next can, pull it out, stare at it for a while (why, I don't know), and then finally feed it into the machine. After watching this for about 5 min, and seeing how slowly they were making headway through their cans, I gave up and left. I put the cans back in the car and went ahead with my shopping. I get through my shopping and head to check out. You bag your own groceries here and each check out stand has two conveyor belts for your checked times which the cashier alternates between, so that two people can bag their groceries at the same time. The guy ahead of me had just a few items, and the gal ahead of him had quite a bit, but most of hers was already ready to bag. The cashier went through the guy ahead of me pretty fast, and since the lady ahead of him still had quite a bit to bag, he started putting my stuff behind the other guy's. Big mistake. This guy had to be one of the slowest people on the planet. Not only did he move slow, but he didn't even use the conveyor belt to the move his items towards where he was bagging. (there's a button you can use for that). He was walking back and forth, picking up an item, carrying it back to his bag, then walking back for another item... Meanwhile, my groceries are starting to pile up in front of the cashier, because he has no other place to put them. He finishes checking my items, I pay for them, and the guy ahead of me still hasn't finished bagging his few item. The gal that was in front of him is long done with hers, So the cashier starts lifting my stuff over to her now empty belt. I had half my stuff bagged before the other guy finally finished. I just don't get how some people can be be so slow at doing the little mundane things. In my mind, these are the things that you try to get through as quickly as possible in order to save time for those things that it is worth spending time on. End of Vent.