Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Grocery Store Etiquette

I hear a lot about how much people hate going grocery shopping. And while there are certain things I hate about it, I just LOVE doing it. [I know this probably makes me weird, but I'm okay with that]

I think the biggest problem is that in general, people have no common courtesy.
For example, if you're going down an aisle, don't 'park' your cart right in the middle where people can't pass you. And, if you do it, don't give people dirty looks when they say excuse me as they're trying to get by. If you hit someone with your cart or ALMOST hit someone, say sorry...don't just keep walking like nothing happened. I will hate you 10 times more if you ignore it. Don't block the entrance to an aisle with your cart and/or body and then pretend to be deaf when someone asks you kindly if you can move. Do not have your cellphone on speaker phone, because no one really cares what you or your friend on the other line has to say. If you have young children, you should not let them run around all over the store screaming because they can't find you because you suck at being a parent. One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing people get a bag of chips off the shelf, and then open them and start eating them WHILE they are shopping. I do not think this is okay, at all. Oh, and pushing a cart? Is kind of like driving a car. One side of the aisle is for coming, and one side for going.

So, the next time you go grocery shopping, remember the manners that your parents [may or may not] have taught you, and make this weekly chore a little more enjoyable for us all.


Allison said...

I think some of these "rules" can be applied to Christmas shopping too! I have had people almost walk into me, or trap me with their carts in various stores and malls. Strollers kill me! I know they're necessary, but I don't think they should be used as a weapon against the child-free citizens! Especially those double-wide ones. These yuppy moms give us no choice but to retreat!

P.S. I know you're going to be a mom - but still...a stroller doesn't mean you can walk whichever way you choose just because you have a child! Also, hate the moms who use the stroller to hold their bags while the kids walk.

Smart Ass Sara said...

A-fucking-men homie. The rules of the road apply anywhere and everywhere flows of traffic, even foot traffic, are. It's just common sense.

And as a mom- I agree with Allison. People with strollers don't get right of way. Parent your kid so they don't scream and let people pass you. I have a two-seater but it's a front/back one for a reason because the double wide are for obnoxious whores.

Haley Dawn said...

I know this is late.. and I know that I haven't been around in a while but I want to say...