When I go into convenience stores, I'm usually in a bit of a hurry. More often than not, it's just a quick stop while I'm on the way to somewhere else. That's what they're designed for, hence the name. However, one aspect of them is decidedly inconvenient--the person who somehow always seems to be standing in front of me at the counter buying lottery tickets.
I honestly believe that roughly 50 percent of the total time I spend in 7-Eleven, Cumberland Farms, Tedeschi's, etc. is just waiting in line behind somebody getting lotto tickets. Why do there have to be so many different kinds of scratch tickets anyways? And why do the people purchasing them care so much about which ones they get? The conversation with the store clerk usually goes something like this:
"I'll take two of those, on the top. No, no, those--to the left. Yeah. And four of those, down at the bottom. Not there, there. Yeah, OK. No, four of them. OK, also two of that one over there. No, there. Yeah. How much is that? But I thought this one was $3? It's $5? OK, never mind, put those two back and get me one of that one in the middle instead. No that one. Yeah."
By now I've already drank the coffee I made for my trip to work and am debating just leaving without paying for it.