One hundred customers, six checkers…

This is a story about Walmart.  Our Walmart.  Now that we’re shopping for a small family, trips to Walmart never ever make the 20 or less limit for speedy checkout, and I don’t want to try self-checkout at Walmart with that much stuff.  (Although, I do it all the time at Smith’s–Walmart self-checkout has always been a gamble for me.)

So each time we’ve finished our lap of the store, we get to pick a checkout line.  It doesn’t matter which one you pick.  You’ll always pick the wrong one.  Each one is always backed up.  And although there are 20 possible lanes, only 4 are open–spaced out so that if you pass one up, there’s no use going back.  So we always end up going to either the last one or a random one.  And then we wait for 20 minutes.  Just to check out.  Every time.

This is why I hate shopping at our Walmart.

In other, less angsty news: Today I accidentally changed each and every password in my MySQL database to the root password.  Luckily, I did it a way that doesn’t automatically reload them to the server, so all the old ones still worked until I was able to get back to my home computer and fix them.  It’s not a fun feeling to realize that you possibly just broke your web server configuration.  Not at all.

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