today, at Super Walmart checkout: Cashier: "I've never seen someone buy 3 dozen eggs before." Me: speechless, amused, mind wandering into how is that even possible, she's checked out tens of thousands of grocery shoppers in her time. ps I had a few other items too, canned sockeye, butter,liverwurst, 30% fat sour cream, so it's not as if the 3 dozen eggs stuck out on their lonesome. any funny lines you've gotten?
Just about every time I check out anywhere:
"Your doctor must hate you, how high is your cholesterol?"
I usually say "Great now that I'm not eating grains any more."
I bought beef kidneys and the cashier, as she was sliding it across the scanner, realized what it was and just about threw it as if it had a roach/mouse/other-disgusting-critter on it. Both her and the bagger were like, "I didn't know we had this. You EAT this??"
I've also had cashiers ask if [various food, usually veggie] is any good.
A big one is, "How do you cook this?" I have to restrain myself on this one as cooking really does excite me and I'll give them every last detail before I realize what's happening, lol. 8)
Seeing most of the time what I buy has no barcode, I get a lot of "What is this?" as the cashier searches for the code to punch in the register. Usually I answer with, um that's a pepper. IT's amazing how disconnect people are to non-scanable food.
Interesting that you've mentioned this. When I go to the market and check out, I get funny looks about all the different vegetables I get. Also how most of the cashiers don't know what most of these vegetables are, I've worked in the Food service industry for years, so maybe that's my heads up on what a rutabaga is,parsnips,beets,plantains etc.. It's like I have a cart full of garbage to them or something. I also find it kind of sad that most people don't know what 'Food" is, not trying to come off pretentious or snobby, just a genuine concern for our bodies and health..just a thought
In the summertime it's always "having a barbecue?" since I am buying 10 or so steaks and a couple of roasts. I love smiling and saying "nope, just a weeks worth of beef for myself"
actually i've had great responses from my cart, generally being "I want to eat at YOUR house!" (or a version of that). Usually my cart has: assorted meats, lots of veggies, kerrygold butter, bottled (yes, in a glass bottle) heavy creme and assorted fruits. If someone asks, i'll tell 'em how we eat...lots of delicious fats, meats, veggies and fruits. no grains. (with an occasional lapse into a pain de george organic loaf of bread with bone marrow, tomato and raw onion...oh geeze..it's a glutenous splurge but mighty fine). What i'm shocked at is the carts of crap other people with children are pulling around and I have to literally shut my yap to not say anything....not in a mean way, but just want to SAY something...that used to be MY cart...and I THOUGHT I was feeding my children well. It's hard not to, but just like religion, unless you're INVITED to discuss it, you just DON'T do it.
Actually had a curious Trader Joe's cashier go paleo after asking how I was "able to even walk to the grocery store" with a cart full of Kerrygold, uncured bacon, and grass-fed beef (I was even in my Vibrams which I'm sure did something to add to the effect). Instantly curious and asked a few questions. Directed her towards MDA (my personal favorite to recommend - the other ones come after - but I find MDA is the least "scary" for newbies - the other guys come once they report back to me as a believer about the easy wakeup, the insane amounts of energy, the seemingly superhuman strength, etc...) and saw her a few weeks later, looking several pounds lighter and psyched to report back that she was following the diet. Nothing quite like paying it forward with this!
A very old man in a wheelchair in front of me picked up my jar of pickled herring. His caretaker smacked it out of his hand with a "tsk, tsk. That's not yours." To which he replied, "But that's the GOOD STUFF! Why can't we every get that?"