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.