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Old 08-07-2008, 05:12 PM   #31
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1) When they bag for u and put the tomatoes on the bottem, then something big and heavy on the top. Or, dont put all the frozen stuff in the same bag, even if I lumped them together already.

2)When they either dont know what the vegetable or fruit is, or they dont know the code for the vegetable or fruit.

3) when the item is scanned , but not registered in the computer and no one knows how to enter it, then they have to find someone with the key to the register ......

4)When you bought a leaky milk without knowing it ( even after checking it 100 times) and u find out when u get home.

5)when the crappy bags they give u either tear as u are loading them into your car, or one of the handles to the bag ( or both) rip as u are carrying it.

6) the person with 15 things in the 10 or under aisle.

7) the unorganized , expired coupon person is in front of you.

8) the person with the longest list in the world is in front you at the deli counter ( yes im a vegetarian, but i get the cheese and salads from there) and there is only one person helping out.

9) when u get to the store earlier than the bread truck arrives, or before they baked their own bread, so u have to rifle through the stale stuff to find something semi soft because u are too lazy to make the return trip

10) the people who dont use the tongs to pick out the rolls and touch everyone. At least if u are not going to use them, just buy the one that u touched.

11) milk that has an expiration date the same or very next day, and ther are no others to choose from.

these are just off the top of my head
im sure ill think of others.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:14 PM   #32
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Oh yeah, the people who carry around those lap dogs in the supermarket.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:32 PM   #33
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People who park in handicapped spaces just because they are using a car that has a handicapped sticker. You didn't "buy" the space. If you don't need it, don't use it! I've seen perfectly healthy (and young) people using these spaces because they are only going to be in the store "for a minute" and then someone who is handicapped comes along and has to park and walk to get to the store. I really wish they would enforce those spaces more.

I am pretty understanding when kids are crying because they are tired and cranky. My kids are grown but I remember times when I didn't have a choice. You have to go to the store when you have to go to the store. You can't necessarily plan a "special trip". It's not like when you are going to a restaurant (which by the way is where I am pretty intolerant of screaming kids), you don't have to go to a restaruant (if your kids do act up while you are there, you can always get to go boxes), you have to go to the grocery store and sometimes you can't plan it around their nap. Now kids running wild is another story....
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:34 PM   #34
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Re: bagging, I must second Jeekinz in that I place my groceries on the belt the way I want them bagged. Let's face it - checkout folks are probably not neurosurgeons in training. They've taken a job they need & most probably aren't out to win the "Best Checkout Person" award. That said, I put my cold & frozen items together, veggies & fruit together, fragiles (eggs, chips, etc.) together, etc., etc. Seems to end up okay.

Re: handicap carts - I do wish more people would WAKE UP & help these folks out. I'm not patting myself on the back when I say that several times a month I make a point of helping either someone in a handicap cart or an elderly person without enough "reach" get something from a high shelf. I mean, really, are you in such a big rush that you don't notice the person in the cart staring up at a bunch of beets or whatever in produce that they can't possibly reach? Or those beans over in canned goods? It probably takes me half a second, yet the good feeling lasts all day.

Re: out-of-control children, I fully agree with Uncle Bob. I'm completely against abuse, but man my parents would have tanned my little hiney if I acted half as obnoxious as I see kids act today. Thus, not only were we very well-behaved & got to go shopping & to very good restaurants at a very young age, but we never felt "abused" & didn't grow up to be serial killers, etc., etc., because of our few well-deserved hiney-smackings - lol!!

Edited to add: Re: handicapped parking. Yes, I too despise folks who use handicapped parking WITHOUT THE PROPER TAGS. However, if a car does have the proper tags, you have absolutely NO business deciding what constitutes "handicapped". I had a serious problem that still made me look like I could jump thru hoops, yet I was instructed by my doctor to walk as little as possible, thus had handicapped tags. I'm sure many ignorant folks (such as the previous poster) wanted to shoot me, but I certainly wasn't going to paste a copy of my medical report on the windshield to justify my parking.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:42 PM   #35
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There are two things that annoy me more than anything else...
Not enough checkouts when it's busy and also having to listen to some idiot's loud cell phone conversation while waiting in line.
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:43 PM   #36
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Alrighty. I took a deep breath and had a beer.... I'm chill now.

1. Stocking mid-day. They can't put the pallates over to the side a little more.... better yet isn't that what the night-stock shift is for?

2. Running out of very popular sale items, like buy 1 get 2 free..... DUH like somebody isn't gonna pass on most of that??

3. Where I shop you bag it yourself. I prefer it that way. However they do have on weekends different fundraising groups, usually kids, come in to bag and you put your money in the box on the way out. I do not like anyone touching my stuff or packing it. I tell them no thanks but drop $$ in the box anyway.
Here's 2 bucks, have a nice band trip, don't touch my stuff.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:19 PM   #37
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Alrighty. I took a deep breath and had a beer.... I'm chill now.

1. Stocking mid-day. They can't put the pallates over to the side a little more.... better yet isn't that what the night-stock shift is for?

2. Running out of very popular sale items, like buy 1 get 2 free..... DUH like somebody isn't gonna pass on most of that??

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Hmmmm let's see. You don't want them to stock during the day so how are they going to re-stock an item that they're out of? Maybe there's more in the back room but somebody has to bring a pallette out and stock it.

I just can't get excited by any of the stuff that makes so many people angry at the grocery store. So someone is talking on the phone, I do too because sometimes I HAVE to take the call, so you're driving a handicap cart and someone doesn't get out of your way, I used to drive one and every one bent over backwards to help me. So someone is blocking the aisle, just say "excuse me please" and they will move. If you're not using a handicap parking place why would it bother you that someone is even if they don't look like they need it? I have a handicap plate on my car because I used to be handicapped. I very seldom use the space but I feel guilty for taking a space that someone else could use if the lot if full. I can park in anywhere, that other person can only park in public spaces. As long as the bagger doesn't put my eggs underneath my watermelon I could care less how things are bagged. They're all going to get put away in differnt places. Have a little compassion for the poor woman who has to shop with a crying child. She has enough on her plate. Having to wait in line at the checkout counter is my time to "come down" and relax. I just stand there and either people watch, or plan the rest of my day. It's calming for me to wait. Everyone in the store is carrying some kind of load try to help make that load lighter for them by being kind.

Chill out folks, life is too short and getting angry at these things you feel so strongly about will only make your life shorter. I take my time, shop to my heart's contend and don't sweat the small stuff. Shopping for food can be a fun and an uplifting experience. Stay happy.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:21 PM   #38
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well said, drama queen ..
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:27 PM   #39
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I almost punched a guy out at the checkout line for talking too loud on his cell phone.







I kid, of course....
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:33 PM   #40
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...Chill out folks, life is too short and getting angry at these things you feel so strongly about will only make your life shorter. I take my time, shop to my heart's contend and don't sweat the small stuff. Shopping for food can be a fun and an uplifting experience. Stay happy.


There's nothing wrong with talking about things that bother you. No one here is saying these are major issues in their lives. It's just an opportunity to vent.
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