The action never stops at the Berkeley Dollar Tree. There’s a long line of people waiting on line, and this one guy is quite angry about.
“FIFTEEN PEOPLE ON LINE AND ONLY ONE GODDAMN CASHIER!! THIS IS FUCKING CRAZY!! THIS IS NO WAY TO RUN A BUSINESS!!”
He starts haranguing the cashier, as if it’s her fault. Finally she has enough of his abuse and says, “I’m sorry, sir, but I’m not going to ring up your items.”
That really sets him off. He steps out of line and confronts her at the other end of the cash register and really starts jawwing at her. For awhile it looked like it might come to blows, until the cashier said, “I’m calling the police,” and started talking into a phone. The guy continued to jaw at her:
“YOU’RE NOTHING BUT A POOR-ASS BITCH!!”
“I’m the one who’s working,” she said. “You’re the one who’s shopping at the Dollar Tree.” (ha ha).
“I’M A MILLIONAIRE!!” he said. “I USED TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL!!” And he slowly made his way to the exit with his dignity intact.
As I was leaving the Dollar Tree he was still loitering around outside the store, just as the cop car pulled up. . .