Grocery shopping is among my least favorite chores. Recently I have found myself in the grocery stores a lot. I just can't resist, they have had some fantastic sales and I've been stocking up on summer essentials such as snacks, drinks and pantry must haves. This has left me happy with the bargains I've been getting but cranky at the other shoppers.
One of my biggest pet peeves in the grocery store is not being able to get down the aisle. This can occur for a few different reasons. Sometimes the store puts out obnoxious displays that take up aisle space making it impossible for two carts to fit down the aisle. The other reason is people don't know how to politley browse the shelves.
Let me explain how it is done people. Pull your cart over as close to the shelf as possible. Then look for what you need, put it in your cart, and be on your way to the next aisle.
Do NOT park your cart in the middle of the aisle, do NOT put is sideways across the aisle, and if there is someone already "parked" on the other side of the aisle do NOT stop yours right next to them. These things all make it impossible for ME to get around YOU.
Then when you see me trying to get around you, please have the courtesy to move your cart. Do not pretend you don't hear me say excuse me and do NOT make me move your cart. And if I do have to touch your cart, DO NOT give me a dirty look! YOU ARE THE OFFENDER IN THIS SITUATION!!
Then when it comes time to checking out, please have your courtesy/savings card and your coupons ready. And please for the love of god, who still pays with checks these days??? (and if for some reason you still are, you don't actually have to take the time to fill it out, the register will do that for you. All you have to do is sign it) My patience are melting right along with my frozen food.
Seriously people, its all about being aware of your surroundings and common courtesy.