I was a total bitch in the TJ Maxx checkout line this morning.
The line was moving so slowly, with only two cashiers. Behind me were this woman and her daughter. The mother kept yenta-ing on about the minutiae of her upcoming trip to Florida. Let's see...she earned 3600 frequent flier miles and eligibility for some free luggage if she flies United; she's been on her lazy husband's ass to call a car service to take them to the airport, and she wants Carmel Limo, not the usual unreliable car service they use when they go to visit her mother in the nursing home; she was torn as to whether to bring along her wool coat or sweater for the cool overnights, and it's the sweater, should it be the red zip up with the pearls or the blue cashmere v-neck. I won't bore you with any more of the conversation.
I turned my head a few times to give her a look, but she paid no heed and kept yapping. When it FINALLY came my time to check out, and I turned around and said in the most cunty, bitchy tone imagineable, "oh and by the way, have a nice time in Florida." She gave me this stunned "well, how dare you?" look, but didn't say a word. I then turned around and proceeded to the cashier. I'd had enough, and maybe that will teach her to not babble incessantly while waiting on line.
NOT Kyle Richards LOLZ
Are you lonely, OP? You sound lonely.
STFU, OP. You type too loudly.
Isn't it waiting "in" line?
TJ Maxx? WTF?
"oh and by the way" to begin a conversation?
OP, you have WAY too much free time on your hands to worry about such trivial matters.
I'm quite sure your pussy stinks as well.
Who's going to do the reversed-viewpoint parody post?
"This young sissyman bitched me out at the TJ Maxx checkout line this morning!"
You sound bitter.
Boy, you showed her!
You sound ugly, OP.
Not bitter. It was bad enough that the line wasn't moving at one point, but I had to endure this inane conversation. When you're standing in line (or on line, whatever), you should be considerate of the people around you. Nobody wants to hear about your life.
I agree with the, OP. People talk so loudly on their phones. Nobody wants to hear about your life, but I've never said anything to anyone though.
Kyle...didn't the cashier realize who you are? You should have been taken straight away.
She was bragging! What a çunt! And the worst part, it wasn't even worth bragging about! Good for you, op.
[quote]Isn't it waiting "in" line?
In New York-ese it's called "waiting on line," not "waiting in line." It's one of the many regional turns of phrase that are apparently unique to New York. That said, OP is among the sadder of the pathetic cunts on this site. I'm not sure what's more embarrassing: getting so irrationally upset about a woman discussing some travel plans or the fact that he shops at TJ Maxx...
How dare people have a conversation!
[quote]I agree with the, OP. People talk so loudly on their phones. Nobody wants to hear about your life, but I've never said anything to anyone though.
She wasn't on her phone.
OP is an idiot. People aren't allowed to talk to each other in person anymore? What the fuck?!?
Don't knock TJ Maxx (or Marshall's or Century 21 either, for that matter), r17. They have some great discounts on labels you'd pay 3-4x as much for in mid-level dept stores like Lord & Taylor and Macy's. I've gotten some great steals at Maxx.
People are fucking LOUD, that's why. They have no clue, They yap with no volume control. It's obnoxious.
You don't say, OP?
1993 called. They want their shopping discovery back.
[quote]Use your inside voice, people.
This is good advice. Self-awareness is a virtue to be aspired to.
Let me guess. Was she overweight and wearing her Christmas sweater too?
I love Ross. The deals there are incredible.
If you don't mind running into baby strollers.
[quote]I'm not sure what's more embarrassing: getting so irrationally upset about a woman discussing some travel plans or the fact that he shops at TJ Maxx...
Or rushing home to brag about it online.
So you decided to come on here and do to us what she did to you? Cause that's about what it amounts to. Although she's at least going to Florida and all you've got to show for it is Epic Failure.
[quote] I turned around and said in the most cunty, bitchy tone imagineable, "oh and by the way, have a nice time in Florida."
Oh, no you dint! Snap!
OP, you need a warm glass of STFU.
Who would be desperate enough to post they would admit to being in TJ Maxx AND have the balls to comment on another person's class?
TJ Maxx is good, but ROSS is where I draw the line. That place is trash.
I used to love TJ Maxx (nothing wrong with getting a good deal), but the past 4 or 5 years they've had nothing but shit for clothes at my local one.
Was she a bottle blonde?
Yeah, what's wrong with shopping at TJ Maxx? Who doesn't look for discounts on quality merchandise these days?
Ah, this happened in New York. 'Nuff said.
Oh my stars! Two members of a family DARED to speak to each other in your presence? *clutches pearls, sinks gracefully onto fainting couch* THOSE NO CLASS BITCHES! Imagine it! Actually speaking while standing behind you! You should have had security remove them.. . oh, wait, you were in a public place where the public are allowed to be and you're Pretty Princess tiara was at the cleaners so no-one knew how special you were. Oh the humanity!
Grow the fuck up.
R34. People do that but you cannot do both at TJ Maxx. Fact.
Op sounds fat.
And poor, and from New York. The trifecta of negatives.
Don't mind two people having conversations with each other while waiting in line. Hate the people who are always on their phone, and yes they talk much louder and talk about nonsense.
I'm hardly poor, dearest flyover. I live on West 83rd St. between West End and Riverside, a highly desirable area. I make a fairly good salary. I do have a studio I pay $2300/month for. Yes, it's costly, but that's the price I pay for diversity, culture, great restaurants, etc, right outside my door. So why not shop at TJs and Marshalls to save some money. I wouldn't trade my costly 500 sq ft box in NYC for your 2500 sq ft tract house in Anytown, Iowa.
Next time bring headphones and your ipod or whatever you use for music. I never leave home without mine.
You pay the price for diversity and yet you have no tolerance for anyone else.
R36 is the only response this thread deserves.
OP the more you post, the more unbearable you sound.
Why didn't you turn on the bitchy cunt inside you and confront this lady BEFORE you had an escape? You know, before she went on and on, assaulting your cultured senses...
What could possibly make someone so uptight and intolerant that a a loud department store conversation drives them to complain about it on the internet? OP, has nothing seriously bad ever happened to you? This is what you have to complain about?
And if you really did love NYC's density and diversity, this never would have bothered you.
r44, loving diversity has nothing to do with putting up with 15-20 minutes of a loud, one-sided excurciating conversation about a trip to Florida.
OP just save yourself now and say you were trolling. We won't really believe you because it's already apparent what a sad and lonely existence you live... but at least we can just chalk it up to you being bored.
R47, he's not complaining. He's bragging because he thinks his public display of insecurity and loneliness is actually FABULOUS!!!!
ROSS is the best. I am so glad he got back together with Rachel.
Actually.... it does.
And seriously, you can't put up with it? Then stay inside your $2300 studio apartment.
The world doesn't stay silent just because you don't want to hear it.
And I agree with whoever posted above... the fact that you waited 15-20 minutes and only said something the minute you could get away shows you're passive aggressive and didn't have the real balls to say anything while it was going on.
OP learned how to defend his statements from Michelle Shocked.
OP wins the award for most insufferable cunt on DL which says a lot. Each post cements the crown. The one where he details where he lives and points out that its a " highly desirable area" is the best, and trumps anything he found irritating about the woman's conversation. He clearly expected to be cheered on for his behavior as opposed to the double bitch slap he is deservedly receiving.
If you have to shop at tjm you should really think about what you are paying for RENT. Housing implement of the pedestrian.
I love your regular "I'm ashamed I was a bitch throwing attitude toward heterosexual fat women in a public space--let me tell you all about it" threads as of late, OP. They really brighten up my afternoons.
Wait, you live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and shop at TJMaxx! Sorry, but you have no business looking down your nose on any "flyovers".
OP, you sound nuttier than a fruit cake.
You shouldn't skip breakfast, OP.
Really, OP? You were at TJ Maxx! If you find used condoms and shit smeared on the walls, you should not be surprised. You are going to bitch about a woman's conversation about a vacation? If you want class, shop at Barneys. Otherwise, shut up.
You bitches might think I'm nutty and insufferable, but I AM THE ONE who saved a ton of money on the clothes I purchased at a discount today. I AM ALSO THE ONE who will be able to go out to dinner and bar hopping in HK tonight thanks to the money I saved, and look fab doing so. And I AM ALSO THE ONE who will be picking up a hot man in one of the bars and bringing him back to my overpriced, undersized studio in the desireable area of West 83rd between West End and Riverside to plow me. Who's the loser now, huh?
[quote]I agree with the, OP. People talk so loudly on their phones. Nobody wants to hear about your life, but I've never said anything to anyone though.
I did - and it was the only time I was ever in a TJ Maxx several years ago. Some woman had her cellphone turned to speaker so you could hear both sides of her conversation with her husband about what she was planning to make for dinner. It was really annoying. Finailly, I said, "Mashed potatoes and gravy would be great with that." Husband: "What? Who's that? What's going on?" Me: "I'd three aisles over from your wife. She's sharing your conversation with the whole store."
Laughter ensued from surrounding aisles as the frau signed off.
OP, I bitch about every little thing; create (without trying to) scenes in stores and other places, get impatient when there's not enough lines, embarrass (sp?) friends and relatives, blah,blah, BUT:
even I think you may have overreacted a teensy, tiny bit. If you were describing a cell phone conversation; if the woman's conversation was with the cashier and thus holding up the line from that angle: I would be more sympathetic.
But her going on about her upcoming trip, with another person she was talking to you: is that any different than you or any of us talking to a friend about where we're going to have brunch; what we thought about "Cinderella"; what hot man we met last night; what European city we're going to?
SHort of a "no talking" sign in the store: I would grit my teeth next time. I lived in NYC back in the 80's - probably is much the same in this respect now - lived on the UWS and used to hate going to grocery stories or (back in the day, RIP) Alexander's, and 90% of the help were black, loud, obnoxious, "hate-Whitey" vibes, would move JUST as slow as they could - and I never said a word.
(I realize that's not the topic of your post; am just talking about "sucking it up" sometimes.)
And DEAR GOD: are we the thought police? the speech police? I will agree that that woman should realizee (a) she's in public, (b) no one cares!, (c) it's a conversation that basic old-fashioned politesse would demand she should have in private.
BUt perhaps it's HER way of dealing with the boredom of standing in line?
(SOrry to go on and on - you can bet you couldn't want to be behind ME in line,either, hee-hee!)
Diagnosed Bipolar II and overly-chatty, not that that's an excuse
r62 OP that post is -2/10
R62. Still you. You rent. Prance my way when you have a mortgage, two Mercedes and this years clothes.
One man's trash is another man's treasure. I love listening in on the conversation of others. It fascinates me. Inane, profound, silly, whatever.
[quote]I had to endure this inane conversation
Much like scrolling along on DL & being assaulted by PPSM's banal posts. I'd rather hear about sweaters in Florida.
[quote]Don't knock TJ Maxx (or Marshall's or Century 21 either, for that matter), R17. They have some great discounts on labels you'd pay 3-4x as much for in mid-level dept stores like Lord & Taylor and Macy's.
I see you've swallowed their marketing spiel hook, line and sinker. Two things, dear: 1) All of those discount stores mark up the "retail" prices on their price tags to make their clothes look like a better bargain, and 2) TJ Maxx and Marshall's sell nothing but total crap. You can *occasionally* find some good deals at Century 21, yes, but that's if you're willing to put up with the insane crowds and utterly ridiculous no-dressing-rooms (for men, at least) policy.
[quote]I do have a studio I pay $2300/month for. Yes, it's costly
Oh, my sides! "Costly" compared to Bumfucke, maybe, but bottom-of-the-barrel gutter-trash priced by Manhattan standards. Get the fuck OVER yourself already, cupcake.
[quote]the desireable area of West 83rd between West End and Riverside
I just about literally started ROTFLMAO after reading that gem!
OP, I get your point. I think that it is great that you save money shopping at bargain stores. You do not have the right to complain about people being classless at the low budget stores, however. If you want to shop with high class people, shop at high class stores.
You got her, OP!!! Great Job!!!
This is boring & silly.
[quote]I AM ALSO THE ONE who will be able to go out to dinner and bar hopping in HK tonight thanks to the money I saved, and look fab doing so... Who's the loser now, huh?
For OP and others.....when you find yourself being unreasonably irritated you should ask yourself "am I hungry or thirsty or tired?" If you are not then you might have a mood disorder.
There are online tests to try and then see a doctor. No need to be miserable or to make others unhappy.
You would have done the same damn thing!
I really think the post about "look[ing] fab" is a parody of OP. Isn't it?
I love bitches like the OP he's got more balls than I do. I only roll my eyes or breathe deeply as though very annoyed.
If you don't like people talking in line, then maybe you should shop on the computer. If this is the worst thing that has or could happen to you, consider yourself darn lucky.
Worry about genuine issues.
While OP may be a little unhinged...he's spot on about people and their loud cell phone conversations in public.
Loud conversations, period. Lack of self-awareness and respect for other people's space.
I find this works very well, especially in an elevator or a closed space with a cell phone cunt: Just start talking very loudly to your friend or even your dog.
I did this the other day. A woman got on the elevator talking very loudly into her cell phone. Well, I just started talking very loudly to my dog as we were going out for a walk. Which dog run to go to, maybe have a dog biscuit, where to play with the frisbee...
R90, she wasn't on her cell phone. She was talking to the person with her.
Even on the slight chance this is real, you do sound like an Exasperating, Sociopathic Twat in this story.
You really live in NY and this is the most annoying or most exciting thing going on in your vibrant, happenin' area? Surely, you can come up with better material than this.
[quote]Even on the slight chance this is real, you do sound like an Exasperating, Sociopathic Twat in this story.
What a brilliant way to be sure the Webmaster doesn't notice that you're making the forbidden EST accusation. I sure hope that nobody alerts him by hitting F&F.
You're sooo cool, R95!
R95 = tattletale and a cunt all rolled into one
OP, you had to be there.
I started 'selfilsh bastard' cuts in bagel line thread
Thinks its funny that OP doesn't seem to get that with his R62 he just did exactly what he was originally bitching about.
I'd rather hear about the woman's Florida trip.
So now we have to check with all the eavesdroppers in the vicinity to ensure the topic of conversation that we're having with a friend is of any interest to them? I assume this woman wasn't shouting but just happened to be in close proximity to you OP, through no fault of her own. You were the one listening in to her conversation, she wasn't talking to you and expecting you to listen.
If it had been a hot guy talking about his vacation plans with another hot guy would you have been such a snot OP? No? Didn't think so.
I've a lot of boring conversations in my life OP but since I wasn't raised in a barn I just kept my feelings to myself. It's not that hard for people with manners.
Is this viral marketing for TJ Maxx? Lol
Thank goodness I was not standing behind him at TJ Maxx - I can just imagine the fuss that would happen here. Of course, I would not be caught dead at TJ Maxx either. I will only buy TODAY'S styles at upscale shops and retailers.
The TJ Maxx near me had like 3 racks of men's clothes that were of course all XXL and picked through. I rue the day that SYMS closed (where you could buy Burberry trenches, Missoni stuff, nice dress shirts, etc.)...Syms also had real sales staff to help you.
R100 You must live in NYC. After moving away I went back after a couple years. I forgot how LOUD you people are up there, whether on your cell phones, in a restaurant or standing on line. It was like being in a madhouse when I was in Bloomingdale's. It's just obnoxious--and I don't give a shit where you are having dinner, what your BFF said last week, what your Mom went to the doctor for yesterday. The "inside voice" doesn't exist in the 5 boroughs.
Not Hearing Impaired
OP if that bothered you dont' come to Atlanta. Last time I was in Marshall's on a busy Saturday, an elderly black lady started singing gospel songs in the checkout line at the top of her lungs..."THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE!!!!!" It could be heard all over the store for 20 minutes as the line was so long. When she finally checked out and was leaving the store erupted in applause. Not sure if that was because of appreciation or if people were glad the obnoxious bitch was finally leaving.
Tonight is gonna be an early night for me so I can get up early to hit up the TJ MAXX sale tomorrow! Who's in??
WEHT Marcy Syms?
R105, I'm an atheist but I love gospel music. If you didn't like her choice of songs, you should have started your own:
Let the circle be unbroken,/
by and by, Lord, by and by!/
It's a better world awaiting,/
in the sky, Lord, in the sky!
I wish this would catch on -- the lines at Costco would be a lot more fun.
Say what you will about TJ Maxx but I loooooooooooooooooooooooove their Home Goods store.
I would have said something earlier OP. You have wonderful patience. Women do this shit all the fucking time. They are prime candidates for muzzles.
Barbara, please! Please, Babrbara!
JUST in the TJ Maxx checkout line, sweetie?
OP you are such a New Yorker! Couldn't be from anywhere else.
[quote]I would have said something earlier OP. You have wonderful patience.
You're mistaking cowardice for patience.
[quote]OP you are such a New Yorker! Couldn't be from anywhere else.
No, he just has pretensions of being a NYer.
OP you would understand if you possibly had a friend to go shopping with. But I'm going to guess no one would be interested in going out in public with you, much less having a conversation with you.
The people ridiculing OP for shopping TJM are the ones who sound sad. They have great buys on housewares and linens.
This thread depresses me. Back in the day Elaborate Scenario Trolls were called out within the first page.
Guys, this isn't real. TJ Maxx was your first clue, among a dozen others.
Stop feeding the troll.
One more time: this didn't happen, the troll is having fun with you.
[quote]In New York-ese it's called "waiting on line," not "waiting in line." It's one of the many regional turns of phrase that are apparently unique to New York.
My ex, a PNW native like me, decided last year to move to NYC because it was her spiritual home. After changing her mind because one's 40s isn't the time to 1) make oneself unemployed and 2) move to NYC with five figure savings to 3) write the Great American novel (while 4) being taken for a ride by an apartment broker) she showed up back here in the PNW saying "on line".
I lost my temper when she said that the first and only time in my company. She pretended not to know what I was talking about.
You should have picked up your cell phone and loudly explained to whoever was on the other end what an obnoxious pain in the ass was on line behind you. If she said anything you could have politely asked her to stay out of your conversation.
Not impressed with OP's little tale, real or not. Would OP have had any issue with a straight guy talking behind him in line? Would OP have dared talk to a straight guy in the "cuntiest tone imaginable"? No, of course not, because OP would get his ass beat and he knows it. It doesn't take balls to cop an attitude with someone you know won't fight back.
Actually her story sounds interesting to me. I admire OP's full remembrance of that story, I would have forgotten it seconds later.
OP never claimed to have balls, r122, did he?
R12 & R13, that may be true, but sometimes we have to put up with stuff like that. If it was none of OPs business what the woman was talking about, he should have tuned her out. He totally did not have the right to say anything to her about her conversation? Did she make offensive comments about anyone? Was she being inappropriate? Maybe loud and annoying, but who isn't these days. Sometimes minding your own business is the best thing. You have a right to vent about it to your friends and even here, but it was totally NYOB what she was talking about because she wasn't doing any real harm to anyone.
OP doesn't need any more tips on how to be passive aggressive.
While I don't buy clothes at TJ Maxx (except socks), they are great for kitchen items, glasses and things like that. I paid $15 for a can opener at target that fell apart in 3 weeks and picked up a Kitchen Aid one at TJ Maxx for around 6 bucks. They're good for inexpensive sunglasses as well.
I'd never say anything to anyone. Yes, it's one of those things you have to put up with and I ignore it and go about my business.
OP, did you see any bronze satin peep toe shoes while you were there???
[quote]Last time I was in Marshall's on a busy Saturday, an elderly black lady started singing gospel songs in the checkout line at the top of her lungs..."THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE!!!!!"
That would actually be nice, unless she was tone deaf. At least she was attempting to engage with the world around her than being sucked into her cell phone conversation.
That said, OP is inexcusably rude and probably in a manic bipolar phase.
[quote] And I AM ALSO THE ONE who will be picking up a hot man in one of the bars and bringing him back to my overpriced, undersized studio in the desireable area of West 83rd between West End and Riverside to plow me.
Yuck! Yuck1 Yuck!