Wednesday, July 25, 2007

People You Frustrate Me! (Grocery Store Addition)

What the hell is wrong with people lately? There seems to be a spree of raging assholism going around.

Last Friday, I was at the grocery store (usually not the best place to find examples of people actually behaving themselves and people were just on a roll.

1. I get out of my car to go into the store. I am walking up the aisle when a woman who just finished loading her car and placed her cart directly behind the vehicle 2 down from hers. To make this act of utterly laziness and ass-y-ness even better.....the car behind which she placed her cart had it's reverse lights on! He was about to back off and this fucking bitch plops her cart right next to him???? If the man hadn't immediately jumped out of his car to move the cart to the corral a mere 15 feet away I would have just taken it for shopping.....but really. WTF??? I do have to say that the man showed restraint. I would have probably placed the cart back behind her cart and proceeded out of the lot. Maybe while saying, "Oh, I am afraid you mistook the back of my car for a cart corral....its right over there. Here you go".

2. Safely inside the store and away from the cart-crazies I go to the produce section. As I am selecting corn (and I admit, I peek under the silk a little to made sure theres nothing wrong with it) a lady walks up, begins ripping off large sections of husk, and then throwing the corn back onto the display. There was nothing wrong with the corn, except now no one else will want to buy it, it will dry out, and the store will need to throw it away. Oh....and throwing the husk trash into the trash can directly next to the display for just such a purpose was too hard for her. She just threw the husks back unto the display too. Reaaaaal nice.

3. This wasn't a specific incident, I have seen it before and I have seen evidence of it multiple times. But....people don't eat food from the grocery store IN the grocery store. It's not a buffet. I can understand grabbing a bottle of water or soda if you're thirsty, drinking it while you're shopping, and then pay for it when you check out. But things like bananas handfuls of grapes, packaged snack goods all need to be paid for. Don't just take the wrapper/bag/peel and throw in somewhere in the store, thus effectively stealing. And to the people who let their kids steal a snack from the grocery store----real nice lesson you're teaching them. Good job, you're right in the running for parent of the year.

4. How about people who don't understand that while you are checking out it is actually *your turn* and they should wait in line to conduct their businesses? I ran into one of these on Friday. I was getting my items rungs up and an elderly couple approaches the register behind me (There was no line). Instead of waiting patiently for my transaction to be complete they started talking to the cashier and asking her questions. She tried to put them off, but they just became more irritated. I threw a few glares in their direction as they were standing too close to me and where trying to basically shove me out of the area you stand in to pay. Finally the gentleman waves some product and loudly asks, "Price Check This!!!!!!!" The cashier explained she couldn't price check until my transaction was done.......the couple snorts, rolls their eyes and continues to try to infringe on my personal space. You people suck....wait your turn.

Anyone else have any fun grocery store stories?

First Year- :)


Blogger she said: said...

Grocery stores are my little slice of hell. I think I have a million rants on my site.. from shelf stockers standing on bacon to reach the top shelf. To lonely people wanting to have meaningful conversations with checkers. SUV carts filled with children. All of it is just bad. Drives me crazy.

I love your term cart-crazies.

Hey - are you watching Red Eye?

4:25 PM  
Blogger the default attorney said...

Going to trader joes on the weekends has taken more years off of my life than if I had smoked a pack a day.

11:24 AM  
Anonymous CreditDude said...

It seems like you had never been to a grocery store before...We, common folks, live through this every other day...

2:10 AM  
Blogger Golden Silence said...

I had to start using Peapod. I couldn't deal with the idiots at the grocery store anymore.

Peapod is convenient and has given me back some semblance of sanity.

4:32 PM  

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