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Grocery aisle rage!

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posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:23 AM
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One of the advantages to being a Christian who isn't in church - you go shopping on Sunday mornings. It's really the best time to do it. We're getting ready to go right now.

But our local grocery chain is actually pretty good, and since we're regulars, all the Sunday morning clerks and checkers know us. Our son has them all wrapped around his little finger. They're a really great staff.

Now Wal-Mart on the other hand ... there's a reason I pay the extra to shop at Target.




posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:25 AM
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originally posted by: NeoSpace
I hate going shopping with women, why do you girls have to look at everything on every aisle then when you get to the end of the supermaket start going back looking at stuff again, women make a whole day out of it.

Myself I know exactly what I came in for just get them items pay and go, im in and out in 20 minutes no faffing about, when I go with women it's a 2 hour visit.

There are some men exactly the same way. My husband can spend hours browsing the store, looking at new and interesting things.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:28 AM
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Thankfully someone invented online shopping as i hate going into a busy supermarket , or i go at 2 am to avoid all the crowd's - for their safety



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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Great rant!

My issues with shopping is the kids that run all over the store and no parent in site. You know damn well if you run one of these little #'s over the parents will magically appear and blame you, grrrrr

Another is the sick, stay the # home!!!! Don't be coughing and sneezing all over the damn place and stop touching the produce after you have coughed or sneezed into your hands, that's just plain disgusting.

Then there are the ones who shop at a snail's pace, you can't get around them for whatever reason and they just fart around in the store and it's not always the old folks that do it.

Thanks Weirdguy it felt good to biatch about that.,

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edit on 1-9-2014 by 2manyholes because: because I fear the grammar nazis.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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It happens almost every time I go grocery shopping with my wife. I always end up asking her the question: Did you know how much I hate people? lol
I've encountered people blocking the isles; They look at you and see you coming, and instead of being decent and moving out of the way while they continue gabbing, they just stand there as if you are some burden , interrupting their conversation. I hate people. It brings the worst out in me.

I hate when I'm looking on a shelf or freezer at something and some big fat mamma reaches right in front of me instead of waiting their turn, like a decent person would.

I also hate the lone buggy in the middle of the aisle. Instead of putting their buggy to the side so people can get through, they just park right in the middle where no one can pass while they go to the other end of the isle to get some Doritos. I hate people

I also don't like the ones who look into your buggy at everything you have, like it's any of their business! My wife and I have to shop for my dad too when we go, so it looks like we have a mound of stuff and people look sometimes. I always hope they're looking when I pay cash for all of it too. Then watch them swipe their food stamp card.

I also hate the person who talks loudly on their cell phone. Like I care what they have to say.

I also hate to be going down a main isle and someone come from the side and cut in front of me, then stop. Who the hell do they think they are? I hate people at the grocery store. Common decency has been lost.

Good rant, BTW. I know exactly what you're talking about
S&F



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 10:21 AM
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Haha, good rant. Before I started reading I thought there would be a gaggle of women blocking the aisle in there somewhere. I don't usually ask them to move though, I just use my Charles Manson stare.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: 2manyholes
Great rant!

My issues with shopping is the kids that run all over the store and no parent in site. You know damn well if you run one of these little #'s over the parents will magically appear and blame you, grrrrr

Another is the sick, stay the # home!!!! Don't be coughing and sneezing all over the damn place and stop touching the produce after you have coughed or sneezed into your hands, that's just plain disgusting.

Then there are the ones who shop at a snail's pace, you can't get around them for whatever reason and they just fart around in the store and it's not always the old folks that do it.

Thanks Weirdguy it felt good to biatch about that.,

Kids running around is nowhere near as bad as one crying and screaming. That really makes me angry.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

Next time try this if you haven't already, when passing the aisle with the balls let your wife get ahead of you then tell her to turn around then toss her a ball and tell her to toss it back when she throws it to you drop your hands and move out of the way like you don't know her and let the ball fly, end result is priceless just make sure you make it up to her later especially if she breaks a jar or two of sauce.




posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: weirdguy

Two words for you, 'online shopping'

You dont have to deal with those stupid trollys, you dont have to bump into idiots who while they are the ones not looking where they are going then yell at you.

also with the online thing, if you buy a regular monthly shopping list, you can simply re-order it. Really does make shopping smoother in every way and they bring it all right to your house!



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: thesaneone

LOL, that's mean


Or he could make suggestive comments like mine does in the meat section. "Hey honey, touch my meat here a second and tell me if it's too soft for you." The sausage/hot dog area is full of endless opportunities, just let your imagination run wild & channel George Carlin.

Disclosure: I've done the suggestive thing to my husband in home improvement stores in the wood section. I really do love it in that end, the scent is fabulous to me (for real) We tend to go in the mornings, so I like to stroll down an isle, taking a huge, noisy whiff and proclaim (loudly) "I love the smell of wood in the morning!" It's never failed to generate hearty cackles from nearby employees



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 10:39 AM
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I always have my fair share of annoyances EVERY time I go to the grocery store, and I dread going.....BUT....playing devils advocate here.......at least we have the ability to go to a grocery store and shop. And I do appreciate the fact I can get food as easily as walking into a grocery store of my choice. ( heheheh..... I'm sure there will be some responses on the way!)



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: thesaneone

hahahahaha!

Not to take away from the very valid rant of the OP, but I try to have some fun when I know that it is going to be a miserable trip.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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This isn't a rant, this is reality people!

I get anxious when I enter supermarkets so I try to streamline the process to get in and out ASAP, but sometimes I'll encounter some 'Sunday shoppers' who occupy the aisles so they can banter about trivial affairs that is best left to social media. Honestly stars could go through their entire life cycle before these people make it to the end of the aisle.

But the most irritating thing is when they block the doors to the cold food section with their trolleys so they can have a lengthy debate about why Mavis was absent from bridge night last Thursday.

And then there's the deli section-the hospital waiting room of the supermarket, where people line up for five minutes and still don't know what they want.

"is that mackerel Spanish mackerel, or just mackerel?"

"Does that tabbouleh have any quinoa in it? I don't like quinoa."

Sometimes I think I'd rather starve then go shopping.


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posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 11:10 AM
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You start a post off with the word hate in the first sentence and then fail to grasp why your experience was so horrible? Is it that hard to figure out?



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 11:27 AM
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I feel your pain. I despise shopping so I make it quick. I am the stealth/ninja shopper.

I shop the same stores, I know the layout. I follow a strict budget/list and know exactly what I'm going for, I never linger. If you do it right it's a great workout.

I park the cart at the end of the aisle. I'm a small person so I speedily maneuver around other shoppers/carts without bothering anyone. By the time they notice me grabbing something I'm already gone. I gather an arm full then head for my cart, back it out and I'm off to the next. We cut/haul our own firewood so I'm used to carrying heavy loads.

My major hangup is the checkout. I don't mind waiting but clueless check writers/debit card users drive me up the wall. I pay with cash always, exact change if I have it.

My hubby feels the same way, we make a great team. He's tall, reaches stuff on high shelves but often gets highjacked by ladies needing the same thing. No fair they need to get their own tall man damn it.

He's also great for comic relief, farting etc. On one shopping mission he was occupying himself by the produce, thought it was a good idea to drop a coconut on the tile floor, don't ask me why. Anyway the thing sounded like gun fire when it hit/popped open. He blazed a trail right for me, said lets go. Everyone was looking around or at the coconut while we made a quick getaway. Distraction can be a great counter maneuver.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 11:38 AM
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I actually suffer from a gypsy curse concerning checkout lines.

Whatever line I'm in, will be the slowest, longest line ever.

Never, ever get behind me in a store. (I'll be the one with the wife who has farts for her ring tone)



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: beezzer
I actually suffer from a gypsy curse concerning checkout lines.

Whatever line I'm in, will be the slowest, longest line ever.

Never, ever get behind me in a store. (I'll be the one with the wife who has farts for her ring tone)


this haunts me too.

Its the same as traffic, left lane fastest, change to that one then it just halts, oh right lane is moving, switch to that one - yup sure enough grinds to a halt.

its a wonder i ever actually get to my destination.


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posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: weirdguy

Being a (Taurus) I just ignore them all...and charge through!

I do like your rant...and I understand why people get upset. Everyone has their own way of handling things; like I said my way is to ignore and keep on moving!



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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Compared to the speed of the short and fat ladies, who are unable to outpace a snail, I'm Usain Bolt. I walk fast, as I don't want to spend any more time than I need, and I just walk fast anyway. So these two ladies, blocking the aisle as they are big ladies, see me coming, and do nothing. They know I'm there, they see me walking fast, and they refuse to get out of the way. Can't get around them, as they are too large. Can't have any common decency and let the fast guy go by, nope, no way. I have no problem with fat people but when you see me coming, you are blocking the way and you don't get out of my way, yeah, I get a bit irritated.

Wallyworld is the worst. Fifty people trying to check out and one or two cashiers open. They make billions yet cannot hire a few people for the checkout lines. Greedy bastards but that's not news.

You also have to love the fine people who have a full cart and won't let me get ahead of them with my one item. A little decency can go a long way.

People are at their worst when eating, which is why I would never be a food server. Seems the supermarket is just a extension of that, as rudeness just seems to be par for the course in supermarkets.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

The fart thing is awesome, although if my husband did that to me I'd kill him. It was too much work to get my Wabash Cannonball ring tone up and running.

We shop as a family affair when it comes to groceries so that no one can buy up a bunch of crap no one else will eat. So, we'd be the odd pair of parents dancing in the aisles to entertain our bored toddler, and then I'm the crazy lady who is pushing the cart full of groceries and growling and threatening the "get" the shrieking, madly laughing little boy who is firmly attached to the deliberately slow man by the hand in the parking lot.

Yes, we play the Evil Overmom game in the parking lot. It gets the kiddo out past the coin operated cheap toy machines and out to the car with a minimum of fuss. Of course, he has to hold daddy's hand and when we get to the car, he has to keep his hands on the car ... or momma will "get" him and dump him in the trunk. (We are training our son to get arrested because we're the parents telling him to "Keep your hands on the car!" all the time.)



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