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I've decided that the only way to hang on to the tiny shred of sanity I might have left is to wear the following t-shirt every time I'm forced to push my squeaky-whealed cart around a supermarket.
Or this one...
I'm really hoping that this will force my fellow shoppers to give me a wide berth. And possibly just get the fuck out of my way when they see me coming.
Here are my top 5 pet peeves of the dreaded trip to the market:
5. The idiot that finds it necessary to drive his/her cart down the middle of the aisle at a snail's pace no less, not allowing me to pass. And then they stop right in the middle to peruse the shelves... I blow my fucking top.
4. The tandem shoppers who each have their own cart. Now don't get me wrong, I'm ok with this if they split the list and go their separate ways. I'm not ok with this if they travel through the aisles as a pair. Most likely these shoppers are elderly. Sorry, not an excuse.
3. The person who has no idea what they need and they stand on one side of the aisle while their cart is parked directly behind them on the other side of the aisle, completely blocking the whole thing. And then you think they'll just be picking up what they need and moving on... and you think wrong. They need to pick up every fucking can of vegetables trying to find the exact style of corn desire.
2. The pack leader who shows up at the store with not only their children, but at least a half dozen other random kids from the neighborhood. They move through the aisles as a loosely formed pack with an occasional straggler kid that almost always darts out directly in the path of my cart. And I'm usually hauling ass up and down the aisles. Get in, get out... that's my motto.
1. The tiny shopping cart. Yes folks, nothing makes me want to bash my head against the milk cooler more than the miniature carts designed for the kids to push around so they feel like they're doing the shopping. I'm pretty sure Fisher Price makes toys for that experience. Buy them. I thank everything that is holy for those not being available at my local grocery store.I sometimes feel like I'm the only one who despises grocery shopping. Is that true? Do you guys love it or hate it? Please... don't make me feel all alone!