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Got there reasonably early, car park wasn't too full considering.  So, I get off to a good start and am making my way around the store...first, little old man who hasn't a clue where he's going so just stands in the middle of the aisle; middle-aged man with two younger female companions pushing his trolley decides to wander aimlessly whilst blocking the aisle for anyone wanting to pass him in either direction; dozens of families out and about with their offspring (not all toddlers) who insist on messing around and generally getting in the way of all the other shoppers.  WHY?????

It's not difficult to stand to one side.  If I'm stretching across you to reach something, whilst saying excuse me, I haven't suddenly told you to get the f*ck out of my way.  I have asked you nicely so there's no point in ignoring me or staring at me in outrage.  It's a fair bet that I want what is on the shelf just in front of you that you aren't even remotely interested in buying.  

If you must insist on taking your children with you, at least keep them next to you.  Allowing them to push a trolley that they can't see over or letting them 'guide' the trolley from the front, isn't helpful or endearing.  It's bloody annoying for the people behind you.  Likewise, not taking a blind bit of notice where they are after you've given them something to play with so they aren't watching where they're going or if you're wandering off without them, is not conducive to a pleasant shopping experience.  Emergency stops with a trolley full of food can get messy.

Putting them in a little car with a shopping basket is a good idea...letting them push it isn't and defeats the object.

Ah, so your children are older are they?  Lovely.  Teenagers and brother and sister at that.  What a lovely family you have.  It's clear to see why you bought them.  It's much easier to make a decision on whether to get him a magazine or not when he's there to ask but can only utter one syllable - "meh".  Play-fighting in the aisles is bloody annoying and trust me, I will beat you to a pulp next time you do it in front of me.

When I'm shopping, I am not invisible.  Please don't push your trolley into my arse (yes, I know it's rather large but even more reason for yolu being able to see it and avoid it) or my ankles.  They bruise easily.  I will wait for you in the car park and do the same to you when I'm in my car.


Stressed out in Tesco

Date: 2009-08-09 09:35 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
you forgot the screaming babies and toddlers having temper tantrums LOL

Colette x

Re: Stressed out in Tesco

Date: 2009-08-09 09:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rawnee.livejournal.com
ROFL, would you believe the only ones having the tantrums were the teenagers?

Last week was the best. Husband and wife shopping together.
Wife: "I forgot cheese slices"
Husband: "Where are they"?
Wife: "Just back there, we walked past them"
Husband: "How stupid are you"?

He was serious! I was gobsmacked. If Paul had said that to me he would have been picking himself up off the floor!

Date: 2009-08-09 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gipsy-dreamer.livejournal.com
What is it about Tesco that brings out the Stupids? We're forever dodging baskets left in the middle of the aisle, or two women blocking the aisle with their trollies while they gossip! Never mind the parents who let their kids run riot and then have a go at other shoppers when said unruly kids get run over by a trolly being wheeled by someone who didn't expect a 5-year-old to suddenly get in their way!

I've had my feet driven over, baskets banged into me and my hips sideswiped by trollies; I may be skinny but I'm not invisible!

*sympathy*

Date: 2009-08-09 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rawnee.livejournal.com
I know. They look at you as though you shouldn't be there and the store is exclusively theirs, don't they? I usually go in with my iPod plugged in and pretend I can't hear anything lol

Date: 2009-08-09 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gipsy-dreamer.livejournal.com
So true!

Heh, I've gained a bit of weight recently, so maybe next time I'll wear my MP3 player and swing my hips around a bit...

Date: 2009-08-09 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rawnee.livejournal.com
Oh yes, you must! lol

Date: 2009-08-09 12:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frankthepirate.livejournal.com
</3 tesco had an epic battle with them over a CD, which I will post about later lol

Date: 2009-08-09 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rawnee.livejournal.com
Yay! I can't wait! lol

Date: 2009-08-09 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frankthepirate.livejournal.com
not so much epic as "omfg why do I bother.." but yeah lol

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