- 1 week ago
- Wedding: January 2005
Im a pretty chill person most of the time. My life is spent going back and forth to cancer treatment and the rare times I venture out elsewhere on the days I feel good, I conduct my business quickly and get on home.
Anyways I decided to go to the grocery store this morning, Im just telling you now that I should have gone and had a root canal instead.
I consider myself a pleasant shopper with good shopping manners. I dont chit chat on my phone oblivious to other customers, I say excuse me when passing another shopper, and I politely let elders go ahead of me, and patiently wait my turn.
Now we get to the pet peeve and the people I despise who do it.
PEOPLE WHO TURN THE GROCERY AISLE INTO CHAT CENTRAL AND THEIR ENABLERS.
If you see people waiting to get something and you are chit chatting, get the fuck out of the way and let people get their things.
I turned down the spice aisle and two women had their shopping carts blocking the aisle while they talked about everything. I wasnt the only one waiting. An elderly man on a scooter was wanting something behind one of their carts and couldnt get to it, two other elderly men were waiting also. I waited patiently for about 2 minutes before I finally said to one of the ladies, “EXCUSE ME, there are people trying to get items where your carts are parked.”
They looked at me all offended, well Im offended by your lack of manners. Its not like you didnt see those three elderly men waiting there to get items off the shelf, you just didnt freakin care because you thought your social catch up was more important.
By god I have cancer, Im not wasting two freakin minutes of what might be left of my life standing in a grocery store aisle while you and Karen gab about your lives. There is facebook for that, there is phone calls for that, there is text for that crap. So get your shit and get out of the way.
Finally after they stared at me for a few moments, they finally moved. Three elderly gentlemen thanked me.
Sorry thats my pet peeve of the day.
Just to clarify, these ladies had been standing there when I passed them on the way to the milk aisle and that was at the back of the store, so this wasnt a one minute of standing there, they had been there at least 10 minutes by the time I got to the spice aisle.