By LonelyPorkChop - 18/12/2013 09:30 - Australia

Today, rather than buying one pork chop big enough for myself, I bought two smaller chops just so the cashier wouldn't think I was eating by myself. FML
I agree, your life sucks 40 040
You deserved it 8 749

Same thing different taste

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Who cares what other people think? I was a cashier once, long ago. The cashier probably didn't care or notice either.


Bacon is the perfect desert for any kind of meal :)

thrAsHeRr9081 16

I don't think they taught you the S trick 37

Maple candied bacon... Dipped in maple butter... Ah the holy matrimony of sweet and savory...

26-But isn't OP trying to prove their non-single status to the cashier?

30-True, but maybe to attract an interest from the cashier since OP is worried about what the cashier thinks of them.

OP could just be really worried about his/her self image

Does it matter what anyone thinks about other people being single?

As a cashier who gets literally 100s of customers through my lane daily I don't care/have time to think about what the customers are purchasing

Rainhawk94 27

Do you think cashiers really care what you buy? As a cashier myself i dont look at what i scan and listen for the beep

The only time I noticed was when a couple came through with a box of condoms and 4 jars of Nutella

As a cashier in a grocery store I notice the following things only: 1. Abnormally large orders ($300 or more) 2. Large quantities of the same item 3. Very odd combinations Otherwise, unless I feel like guessing what's for dinner, I really don't care because I'm trying to get you through as fast as I can. One pork chop and some veggies won't elicit a comment from me because it's obvious what you're doing with it. A banana, condoms, and a romance novel being bought by a woman might raise my eyebrow a little but no more. 30 cases of pop will make me ask what the special occasion is.

jazzy_123 20

Being lonely is very undesirable for most people.

Op could just live alone or house mates are away or something...

13, believe me, I know. But my point was to just accept it, at least OP has food, which is always the best cure. Besides having a life, of course.

Being single doesn't suck! Being lonely, however, does. To reiterate what someone else said on this thread, "Who cares?"

Rainhawk94 27

#50, food which is the best cure??? Don't think so

Who cares what other people think? I was a cashier once, long ago. The cashier probably didn't care or notice either.

I'm working at a grocery store myself, and if they're like me, they're more likely jealous they can't afford the porkchop you just bought.

perdix 29

#4, I also was a cashier once and I judged the customers harshly. My boss was about to fire me for the numerous complaints piling up against me, but I quit first because the clientele disgusted me. "The customer's always right?" Bullshit! I'm almost always right!! (I'm not cut out for retail :()

#28- why don't you save your judging for people you actually know? And perhaps keeping your comments to yourself would have also kept you your job.

I was a cashier for quite a few years. Most of them barely look at what people buy. Honestly all I cared about was when my lunch was, or if it was getting close to quitting time. Don't worry so much about what others think, and buy what you wanna buy.

You haven't been doing this FML thing very long, have you #38? :P I work in retail. Trust me when I say most cashiers REALLY don't care what you're buying. We just want to get through the encounter and move on to the next customer while we count down for the end of our shift.

Seriously, cashiers have so many people coming through that they don't care what you are buying. It's perfectly fine to buy whatever you need.

Honestly Op, the cashier would have forgoten about you sooner than I forgot the formula for the volume of a sphere.

Or sooner than I forgot the formula for this shitty joke.

AnOriginalName 19

It's (4/3)pi(r^3), for whatever reason you need to know it. Final exam?

I don't need to know it anymore :D but I did. Oh well, I got 86% anyway. And to the person who gave me their oh-so-insightful opinion on the 'joke', your insult wasn't any better.

Wow, that was largely misconstrued. Apologies, I guess it was in bad taste. It wasn't meant to be insulting.

Speaking of formulas, I always used "twinkle twinkle little star, circumference is 2πr" to remember. Sorry for the randomness :)

And how is it that you somehow think the cashier is worried about who you're eating dinner with tonight?

I don't think one porkchop is enough for an assumption of your social life. Don't sweat the small stuff, op.

Qwermy 16

While the cashier may mentally judge, it doesn't matter. Their primary thought is how long til their shift ends. Believe me; I've worked that job