Today I was annoyed by two elderly Chinese ladies picking carrots. They were taking forever to decide which ones they wanted. At first, I just went over to get some Brussels sprouts, hoping they would be done by the time I got back to the carrots. No such luck. They had taken at least five minutes (maybe more time before I got there) to pick FIVE carrots! That's a WHOLE MINUTE per carrot! So I stood behind them holding an empty bag hoping they'd get the message and hurry up or move aside or something. They were polite and smiled and moved aside while continuing to discuss the fine points of carrots (I assume) in Chinese. I take very little time picking carrots, though I check for several features. I like small diameter, so I mostly pull carrots from the front of the stack where I can view them end-on. I also like the shape of my carrots to be more cylindrical, rather than turnip-like. I also like a deep color, though I usually don't have much choice on that. Even though I HATE Safeway because of their card system, I go there for carrots and Brussels sprouts because they're better there than in other stores. I also do a brief bending test on each carrot to make sure it's rigid, not rubbery. I also rotate the carrot to inspect it for defects. I do this all very fast. Even though I'm filling my bag pretty quick, if you watch, you can see I'm doing a lot of inspecting. Well, these Chinese ladies seemed to be impressed. They started putting BACK some of the carrots they had already picked, at enormous cost of their time and mine. They began pulling out carrots from lower in the stack -- I guess they somehow had the idea that was not permitted, that you could only take carrots lying on top, but then they saw me pulling carrots out from there. They were looking at the carrots in my bag. I'm sure by now those were the ones they wanted. NOT A CHANCE! You ladies have already cost me enough -- you're not getting my carrots! The last time I saw them, they were still at the stack of carrots tediously scrutinizing and discussing each one.