Here are four super annoying things people do when grocery shopping. Have these ever happened to you?
Grocery shopping is a fact of life. We all have to have food to put in our refrigerators and on our tables at meal time, but sometimes grocery shopping can be an exercise in frustration. Why? Because of the aggravating things people do while grocery shopping, those glaring examples of life’s little annoyances. Here are some of the most annoying things people do while grocery shopping:
People talk on their cell phones.
Yes, cell phones can be a good thing. If you’re stranded on the side of a deserted highway with a car that won’t start, it’s good to know you can reach into your glove department and pull out your cell phone to get help. But is it really important to talk to your friend Nancy about what she had for dinner last night while you’re grocery shopping? Often these conversations get so intense that the grocery shopper forgets to steer the grocery cart accurately and a near collision almost occurs. Plus, imagine all of the high frequency waves those cell phones must be sending out. Let’s hope that cell phone waves don’t cause cancer.
People block the aisles with their carts.
Have you ever been cruising down a grocery store aisle eager to find the jar of peanut butter you made a special trip for? You reach the peanut butter aisle and are forced to an abrupt stop by a grocery cart blocking the section you need to access. For some reason the driver of the grocery cart seems completely oblivious to your situation and continues reading labels or, even worse, talking on her cell phone. Your stress level rises as your contort your tired body into a variety of challenging positions to reach around that cart and get your jar of peanut butter. So much for a relaxing trip to the grocery store.
People give their children free reign of the store.
Kids can be a delight but not when they’re given free reign of the grocery store. Children can become quite loud and overbearing when confronted with aisles of cookies, candies, and sweet cereals they’d like to take home.When their demands are unmet by their distracted moms, their cries can reach a fevered pitch. This can easily make your forget the grocery items you can for unless you have a list in hand. Plus there’s always the danger of a frantic kid running in front of a rapidly moving grocery cart. Sigh! It’s just another one of life’s little grocery shopping annoyances.
Some people lack grocery checkout etiquette.
Many grocery stores have a checkout line designated as the express line. These lines usually clearly display a sign stating the maximum number of items a shopper can have to use that line. Obviously, some people can’t read or want to pretend they can’t. It’s not uncommon to see a shopper pull up to the express line talking on a cell phone, pushing a cart weighed down with thirty or more items. So much for that sign that limits you to ten items or less. You can practically see steam coming out of the ears of the person behind her who’s holding a carton of milk and needs to get back to work.
Yes, the grocery store shopping experience can be a challenge when you’re confronted with the reality of life’s little grocery shopping annoyances. It’s enough to make you want to order your groceries online.