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Old 05-13-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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Wouldn't bother me in the least I have other things to worry about.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Utah
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It would be kind of offsetting but what's more annoying is when people stand so close behind you in line.
I was at the Post Office the other day and the guy behind me was so close, if I would have stepped back just a slight bit I would have hit him.
I almost started to turn around and ask, "Do you mind?!"

Next time I will because it really bugs me....
Yeah, I don't like people encroaching on my space either. I think it's because I'm so short. And another thing, I don't want their germs should they sneeze or cough.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: USA
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Personally I don't see what the big deal is. If they were looking/starring at a part of my body that would bother me but not my cart. Who cares, it's food.
I shop at T.J's all the time and there you put the cart up to a small checkout counter and the cashier takes your food out. It's not like a large grocery store checkout.

I sometimes see something in someones cart that I forgot to get
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Yeah, I can't buy toilet paper at the store I usually go to, I have to travel across town and give someone else some money to buy it for me
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I was standing in line at a Trader Joe's this evening, while a woman standing behind me was nosing over all the items in my basket. It was not a quick glance -- she was looking over my entire basket of 12 items, almost studying every single item. I looked at her, where she then looked away as though she knew she was being somewhat rude.

Does anybody else get annoyed by other customers who need to look over everything you're purchasing?
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Are you sure you weren't in the line that said "Ten items or Less"?
Those extra two items may have been the reason for the close scrutiny.

GL2
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I was standing in line at a Trader Joe's this evening, while a woman standing behind me was nosing over all the items in my basket. It was not a quick glance -- she was looking over my entire basket of 12 items, almost studying every single item. I looked at her, where she then looked away as though she knew she was being somewhat rude.

Does anybody else get annoyed by other customers who need to look over everything you're purchasing?

If it happens to my I just brush it off. I am not going to get worked up over something petty.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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I rteally could careless what they look at.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:15 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Are you sure you weren't in the line that said "Ten items or Less"?
Those extra two items may have been the reason for the close scrutiny.

GL2
At my Trader Joe's it's "12 items or less", and I had 12 items.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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We usually take the busy-bodies into account, and always make sure we have a stack of XXL condoms to throw on top of the pile, as well as obscure ingredients such as pickled eel and tequila...

Seriously, I just figure they're bored and in rather a mindless state. I don't do it myself..I deal with the public all day and do not wanna know what they consume behind closed doors. I just look at the floor, or giggle hysterically to myself. I also have a thing about invasion of personal space, and the hysterical giggling seems to give me more room!

I hate grocery shopping...
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Sometimes you really don't want to know what people consume behind closed doors. Like I said it is more a personal space thing. What I hate worse is when people hit you with their cart while in line. Like that will get the line moving quicker.

As a former cashier, what is really gross are parents that let their babies chew on things. I had a woman give her baby a wrapped Snickers bar. By the time she got up and took stuff out of her cart the wrapper of the candy bar had drool all over it. The woman then asked me if she could get a different candy bar. Lucky for me the manager was there and he told the woman no and the next time she came to shop make sure she brought something for the baby to chew on.
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