Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Peeves

If you have ever read much of what I say on Facebook leading up to the holidays, you know that I strongly DETEST when Christmas is celebrated before Thanksgiving.  It's just not right.

But that's not what my current pet peeve is about.  This peeve exists on a year-round basis but operates at threat level red during the days leading up to Thanksgiving.  It's this...

...a crowded grocery store.  More specifically (although not blatantly pictured above), I loathe those unaware shoppers who block entire aisles.

You've seen it; the patron who leaves their cart on one side of the aisle while blocking the rest of the aisle with their body while looking at a shelf of goods.  This happens 365 days a year and it is not okay.  But it is most ESPECIALLY wrong on high capacity shopping days such as...oh I don't know...the days leading up to Thanksgiving!

It creates a lot of problems but most importantly, it aggravates Yours Truly and causes her to think unholy thoughts about people around her who are, presumably, otherwise nice people.  I  literally prayed for forgiveness after exiting the store today due to the awful things I'd thought in my head about my fellow shoppers.

So please...I'm beggin' you...if you visit a grocery store in the next few days, PLEASE be a conscientious shopper.  If you need to linger in a particular spot, be sure that your cart and your body are on the same side of the aisle so that others can pass.  

I miss the days when my biggest complaint about the grocery store involved waiting for people at the register to scribble out a check for their groceries.  When's the last time you saw that?

Keep It Real!

P.S. Los Alamos Trails Goal Update: 24.4 of 29.5 miles completed....5.1 miles to go!


  1. For the record - Sarah came home complaining about an old man because "who else do you see nowadays writing checks at a grocery store" who took way too long after cutting in line despite seeing her only holding 2 items to pay for. That snub was enough to get her blood simmering, but the check put her over the edge. On another note, why would people want to better accommodate you in the grocery store, if when they piss you off, it causes you to pray? Or do you normally pray in thanksgiving that people weren't mindless idiots?

    And as a personal story side note - I just love the people who aren't even watching who is in front of them an either a. run into the wall of food, b. run into the display in the middle, c. hit my cart, or if you want to really piss me off d. give me a flat tire with the front of your cart!!!!

  2. Hear hear! Shopping trips should be like a tactical strike. Have your list, organized by store layout, only grab a cart if you know you'll need it, be mindful of your surroundings, carry an AK-47 and a Desert Eagle... oh wait, not in Texas anymore, scratch those last two. ;) If you're going to wander aimlessly, please do your shopping at 2 am or in the middle of the day when everyone is at work, *not* at prime shopping hours.