Another little "shopping" tip....this comes from 30+ years of shopping or returning things 'da wife' has bought at the various stores...:
If you're ever at the checkouts at busy stores with long lines, ALWAYS try to get in the line with the most MEN & less WOMEN. You WILL get thru faster!!! Men will have their cash or cards out, in hand, waiting to be checked in. women, on the other hand will stand there, waiting, for all the items to be checked in. Then, a delay. then- like a light goes off -"oh, right! I have to PAY for this!" Then another few minutes while she rummages thru a huge purse to find the right card or whatever...Multiply this by the no. of women vs men in line...and you soon get the picture!. This is NOT sexism...just the facts!!!