This is the second time in the past month that I've gone into Safeway during my lunch hour to pick up a few items plus a bottle of wine and the Express Line has been closed. All the other checkers had no less than 4 people in line (many with full shopping carts) and the self checkout at this particular Safeway does not allow you to purchase alcohol.
I considered putting back my bottle of wine and going through the Self Checkout but even that was filled with people waiting.
I asked a guy at the office counter if he could call the manager and open up the Express line and he pretty much ignored my request. I put my items that I wanted to purchase on his counter and walked out in disgust.