As much as I love F&E, certain things I still have to go to the other stores for. For example, my beloved probiotics drink Yakult is only available at Ralphs down the street, and ditto the Heath bar baking chips.
I forgot that I had the canvas bag in the car, so I headed out of the store, leaving Brandon to stand in line behind this lady with the counter full of stuff. Other lines weren't so much better and there was no express line.
On my way out, I just now noticed the 4 self check-out stations there.
Oh well, duh. That's why there was not 15-or-less line any more.
Somebody is taking the lessons from F&E it seems.
ETA 08/22/08: To answer F&EBuzz comment: That was at my local Ralphs in Seal Beach. There were only plastic bags that I noticed.