Rules of Society...

We seem to have forgotten how to behave as a society. No one has any manners whatsoever. None! I don't think that is evident in any place more than it is at the grocery store. Walmart for example is a bevy of misbehavior. Not by children, but by adults. It is as if everyone is in their own little world, and no one else is there with them. The parked buggies in the middle of the aisle while the shopper stands ever so close to the shelf is just the beginning. People flying at break neck speeds from a center aisle out into the hall area without even looking is another issue. The worst part though is the actual check out line. I can deal with trying to find the shortest line, and then waiting 30 minutes if I have to. I can not deal with people who edge their way to your elbow while you are trying to pay for your purchases.

 

Yesterday I was trying to pay for my groceries when a young woman approached me to the left. I was paying with three payment methods, because I just needed to clear my Walmart savings card, pay some with cash, and then put the rest on my debit card. The lady was talking on her cell phone about a client, and I am assuming it was a home health call. She was loud, and she was way too damn close to me. I HATE THAT!  I so wanted to turn to her and shout BACK UP!!!!!!! It took all I had in me to not do so. Where is my personal space? Where is hers? I mean seriously. Do not approach people while they are paying at the cash register. Have some manners, and wait quietly a good distance away. She had one item, and I assume she was in a hurry. That didn't mean I could make my transaction faster. There are self check out registers for a reason. Use them. I had $170.00 worth of groceries to load into my buggy, and I had to pay for them. The cashier couldn't do it any faster than she was doing it. Very annoying!

 

Then there are the people who unload their groceries,  and then leave their cart floating in the parking lot. I for one do not want a cart rammed into my JEEP. Have some common courtesy and put your cart in the stall with the rest of the carts. It takes a few seconds, and I understand you are a busy person, but still. I suppose these are the same people who empty their trash into the carts, such as their take out bags  from Wendys, and their cups.

 

I could go on forever, but I think you get the picture.

 

Unless someone invites you into their personal space, back up. Be considerate of others, as you are not alone in shopping experience. Put your buggy away. Geesh!

 

Rant over. Have a blessed Monday! <3

 

peace :D shemelts

 

 

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Comments (16)

  1. arabica

    Gee whizz, that definitely sounded like a mission, and a half ! If you’re able to access online grocery shopping, it’ll save you the hassle, and all you’ll have to do is greet the delivery driver when he arrives to your front door. I abhor shopping, and will go to great lengths to avoid the masses in malls and whatnot. Hope you have a great week…

    May 16, 2016
    1. shemelts

      Thank you dear. I’m sure we have online shopping, but I was purchasing a meal for the family. A spur of the moment cook out of sorts. Those kinds of things have to be shopped for in the moment. I think I’m going to start carrying a mask and some gloves. I’ll just don them when I’m checking out as if I were contagious. LOL! You have a blessed week as well.

      May 16, 2016
  2. TomasSISI

    Toni55 had something to say about this a while back. Thank God it hasn’t spread to my neighborhood, yet.

    May 16, 2016
    1. shemelts

      It happens to me a LOT. The last time it happened it was a nice looking man. I turned to him and asked “Are you going home with me today?” He said “WHAT?” I said “Unless you are paying for my groceries and going home with me, you need to back up. You are too close to me.” He did back up. Bless him! :O

      May 16, 2016
      1. TomasSISI

        At the checkout, I put the cart between me and the next customer. but I think I like the face mask and gloves idea even better.

        May 16, 2016
        1. shemelts

          Hee hee! Well I try to do that. This particular check out lane had a pole just right of the cash register/check writing table thingy. I had to push the cart around that to load the groceries into it. No other way.

          May 16, 2016
  3. noahbody

    Manners are a thing of the past. These days it’s all about me.

    May 16, 2016
    1. shemelts

      So true! I just need people to back up. Don’t touch me. Don’t breathe on me. Give me space. That is all. ;[

      May 16, 2016
      1. noahbody

        Not too much to ask for.

        May 16, 2016
  4. magnocrat

    There is no time to consider your neighbors they just get in the way. A lot of this type of behaviour is due to time pressure.
    “Get off the road grandad”was shouted at me not so long ago.

    May 16, 2016
    1. shemelts

      I do the speed limit at all times, and never get in a hurry. You can drive in front of me anytime.

      May 16, 2016
  5. GoldenPig2012

    I agree. My beloved is famous for just leaving the damn cart in the middle of the aisle, I don’t know how many times I’ve moved it. Manners, being respectful, they matter. I don’t believe Wal-Mart offers enough lines to accommodate their clientele. That said, since they don’t and we all know it, back the fuck up, bitch. I’d have turned to the woman, given her a cold stare and said, “Excuse me, dear, (small grin), could you, please, get up off of me?” I’d have kept eye contact until she made the decision. (I can say this because I’ve done this)

    Back up off me, motherfucker!!! Ugh. Shudder!

    May 16, 2016
  6. celine2

    You know, this is one of my pet peeves as well. Why does someone think that standing at the register or closer is acceptable. It should be common practice to stand back while the transaction is taking place. How someone pays for groceries is their business and no matter if my check or card, we can’t watch to see if someone is watching us. That really annoys me too. They can place their items on the belt at the end of the checkout line, but wait until the money exchanges hands before moving up. I have had this happen several times, one old man was actually shoving me with his cart! Another time, the checker actually scolded me to move up. It has nothing to do with the speed of getting through the line and next time, I think I will pay the manager a visit. I’m glad you posted this as I was beginning to think I was the only one feeling the squeeze!

    May 16, 2016
  7. stonehead

    now that was interesting. Get too close and this will happen. Lesson learned for today: don’t shower before going to Walmart. g’day and forget about the good old days when people were at work, had jobs, and manners. am I dreaming. not sure.

    May 16, 2016
  8. magnocrat

    Shemelts that’s amazing Im often tempted to creep above the speed limit especially when it is thirty miles per hour. Still they shoot passed me as if there was no tomorrow. I try to make allowances for the inpatience of the young having four children still in the fast lane.

    May 16, 2016
  9. ashley_gotch

    In my opinion, we must not judge the whole society in such a haste. But I do agree with you in this point that we have forgotten about how to behave in society. The http://www.besttermpapers.com states that it might be due to less exposure to it as newer generation is much focused on electronic media. So they do not have much time to spare.

    June 01, 2016