I totally believe in karma. I think the things you do can came back around to you. I also think that karma can be shown in the smallest of ways.
For instance, last week, I had two bad shopping experiences at the same grocery store. I was trying to stock up with my coupons--yes, I'm a bit of a coupon freak--and both times, I ran into problems. The first time, I didn't have time to argue and just had the cashier void the item and give me back my coupon. The second time was different.
I nicely pointed out the wording on the coupons. I asked her to call a manager if there was an issue because I use internet coupons all the time in their store and as a matter of fact, their store even has a link to coupons.com on their website, so why would it not be ok for me to use coupons from that site?
Still, I felt the stares of the people behind me because I was holding up their line. I heard my son nagging at me to hurry up so he could look for a movie in the Redbox outside. Yet, I refused to give up my fight.
I won, but I didn't enjoy having to battle.
Using coupons shouldn't take any longer than not using coupons. If the cashier is trained properly, it shouldn't take any more time than a normal check out!
I also wound up saving 51% on my grocery bill(a total of $42) so until Mr. Whiney-butt behind me starts paying for my groceries, he doesn't have a right to sigh loudly because he has to wait an extra 30 seconds.
Anyway, back to the part about karma. On this receipt was a link to fill out a customer satisfaction survey, so I did it. I said basically what I've said in this post and that made me feel a little better.
I felt a ton better, however, when I went back to the same store yesterday. I found myself in the same line with the same cashier and wasn't happy with the idea, but this time, I didn't have any coupons. There was a line, and as it turned out, the cashiers changed just before my turn was up. It turned out to be the guy that I like because he gets excited when I save and never gives me a bit of flack about anything.
He checked me out as normal, but the karma of it all was when he handed me my receipt. He looked down and noticed the cashier hadn't been handing out the Catalina coupons(you know, those coupons that print at the register.) He handed me a stack of them and said "enjoy."
And guess what I found in there? 2 fabulous coupons! One for $4 off my next order and one for $2 off. So now I'm $6 ahead next time I need to shop.
That's my little bit of grocery store karma.