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Old 05-15-2015, 11:35 AM   #4281
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I run into friend and family reunions all the time at Walmart. (Not my friends or family). The whole fam damily takes over and blocks the aisle to visit.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:39 AM   #4282
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I give aisle blockers a big smile and say in a loud voice, "Excuse me, can I get through here?"

The older I get, the less time I waste putting up with other people's crap.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:52 AM   #4283
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In huge people jams I've shamelessly yelled out "Hey, you're blocking traffic" several times in the past. The older I get the bolder I become.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:53 AM   #4284
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I run into friend and family reunions all the time at Walmart. (Not my friends or family). The whole fam damily takes over and blocks the aisle to visit.
I keep running into my niece. The one I dislike very strongly. If I spot her first, I change aisles very quickly.

I really wish I could change my attitude toward her. I think that will be next year's resolution. These past couple of years it has been to not be so dang stubborn and be more cooperative. I think I have that one going good now. So definitely a new one is in order. "Learn to like my niece again. Like I did when she was just a child." I think I will ask her to come over for coffee. That should be a safe start.

I do keep running into some of my sister's old friends. Folks I don't even know. I don't know their names, and I wish they would forget mine.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:54 AM   #4285
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DH also uses your technique, Roadfix. One of my SILs, visiting from Joisey, manned the shopping cart on a trip to one of our polite midwest grocery stores. She just ran everyone over, no apologies. I picked up a cereal box and used it to cover my face, I was so embarrassed. Hmm. DH also originated from out east.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:15 PM   #4286
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Oh lawd yes! My favorite is when they park the cart on one side of the aisle then stand in the space between the other shelf and the cart, blocking the entire aisle... that you're on!
I swear I'm going to get one of those old-time bicycle horns and "beep-beep" when people do that. I'm getting tired of pushing carts that aren't my own.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:16 PM   #4287
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I use an electric cart when I go grocery shopping. One time a woman was blocking the aisle. I asked her nicely to please move her cart so I could get by. "No!" And off she walked with her cart right where it was when I asked her nicely. So, I backed up and lined up my cart with hers. And then I rammed her cart and sent it flying. Fortunately there were no people ahead. Then I went after it, and turned it down into another aisle. She is probably still looking for her cart.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:19 PM   #4288
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It is my firm belief that ALL supermarket/discount store/warehouse store aisles should be painted black with a double yellow line painted down the middle.
Good idea, but I'm not sure it will work. I see the way people drive around here! As my Mom would say, "Some people like their half in the middle".
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:20 PM   #4289
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Hmmm, it must be where you guys live. I just gently say "excuse me" and people move out of the way, often apologizing as they do.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:22 PM   #4290
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I use both GotGarlic's and Roadfix's methods. The problem is that I live in Quebec and you never know if people speak English or French. Both Anglophones and Francophones will sometimes ignore you if you aren't speaking their language.
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