I'm filling prescriptions. Part of this process is scanning the label and then scanning the drug bottle. This causes the scanner equipment to beep with delight if you have the right NDC.
The scanner wants to make sure you're doing it right, so it gives out a loud enough beep so you can hear it. That seems reasonable for a pharmacy.
But not for a guy walking by the other day. He's on his cell phone have a very loud and very personal phone conversation in the middle of the grocery.
He was also very annoyed that my scanner is beeping and apparently interfering with his phone conversation. He let me know he was annoyed by shooting me dirty looks every time the scanner beeped.
I can't believe how rude I was being.