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Old 08-08-2008, 02:25 PM   #71
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Another peeve: Perishable foods left sitting all over the store. Don't people realize that IT COSTS THEM MONEY??? engage brain, please.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:36 PM   #72
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When I worked at a grocery store someone stuffed a frozen fish in a candy bin by the registers ON CHRISTMAS EVE! You can imagine the smell when we opened the store after Christmas!
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:58 PM   #73
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Well I just got in from the grocery store...It was a pretty un-eventful trip! I did get really lucky when I pulled into the parking lot however...I saw this lady headed to her car with her purchases...Suddenly she stopped at her car.... she was only three parking places from the front door..Yipee! It's hot here today, and I didn't want to walk that extra 50 feet in the heat, so I just sat and waited for her to unload her groceries into the back seat...and to back out of the parking space of course....There were a lot of very rude people behind me blowing their horns, making gestures etc. I don't know what their problem was.... Oh well...it's good to be home!
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:44 PM   #74
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I know how you feel, Uncle Bob.......I always kiss the ground when I hit TX as I'm so happy to be home..........let them blow their horns :)
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:02 PM   #75
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I do understand about sleepy, hungry children. But this was at 9 o'clock in the morning!
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:07 PM   #76
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Nobody is intending to tread on your obviously tender toes, but really, if the screaming goes on for more than 5 minutes hit the door. Sure we've all had out of sorts little ones, but out of respect for others it is just common sense to take it outside.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:09 PM   #77
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Despite all this, we here in US have it pretty good compared to most of the world as far as cost, convenience, and availability of groceries.
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Old 08-08-2008, 05:30 PM   #78
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I know how you feel, Uncle Bob.......I always kiss the ground when I hit TX as I'm so happy to be home..........let them blow their horns :)
I hope you caught the satirical tone to my story!! It didn't really happen as I stated it....However; It does peeve me, to the highest level of peevtivity when someone does that, and I am the one waiting behind them........blowing the horn .........Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:11 PM   #79
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I agree with Southern Cooking, Breezycooking and Callisto.

When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, kids' bad behavior was not tolerated in my family, nor in the families of the kids in my neighborhood (except for two brothers who were crybabies and their mother allowed it).

Therefore, it's hard for me to see kids behaving badly these days and/or to make excuses for them or for the parents. I know it doesn't have to be that way, because I lived it.

In my experience, however, expressing that fact does not endear me to today's parents, most of whom I think are trying to do the best they can, but their expectations and level of acceptance of behavior are different than they were when I was a kid.

I did want to publicly offer my support of the posters with whom I agree.

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:50 PM   #80
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Forgot one: What unnerves me is when I hear a parent ask a child, now will you eat this or do you want that? In the produce section, I doubt if the child will want anything there unless it is candy apples. I do hear so many moms ask the child what they want? I always told my family what they were going to eat it is only now that they are older they tell me what they want to eat. But I do know they eat everything that is on their plate! Don't know how that happened! I sure resent throwing food out that isn't spoiled. Now when they bring friends around most of them never clean their plates. When I ask if something was wrong they said they just weren't that hungry. Then why put it on your plate? Oh, sorry got side tracked again.
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