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Old 05-19-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Utah
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There is a WM cashier I will not use because she gives me an editorial on my purchases. I was getting wipes and hand sanitizer for my son's classroom, plus some childrens' Tylenol because we were running out, and she decided to tell me how if "we" did not eat all of the crappy meat "they" sell these days that is "full of hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives", my kids would not get sick as much. A couple of weeks later I was on my way to a party and had been asked to pick up dessert. I picked up a chocolate cake and a couple of boxes of cookies. My kids were with me, and were excited because...we were going to a party! She takes one look at my items and says "no wonder they are so hyper, you feed them this much sugar".

I am considering going back and purchasing a bunch of junk food, NyQuil, some beer, and topping it off with a home pregnancy test and some prenatal vitamins just to see what she has to say. Or maybe I will just avoid her. Depends on my mood.
I like the way you think. Consider adding one more item to your shopping list....a single sock. When the cashier picks it up and realizes there's only one she might ask you if you realized there was only one. You can reply, "Yes, that's for you." Assuming the cashier says "I don't want a sock, what would I do with one sock?" You could tell her it's for her mouth.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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It doesn't bother me. I did have a woman looking over my cart and told me she would never make lasagna from scratch when you can get one frozen. I told her good thing she told me that so I wouldn't invite her over for dinner.


I agree. I had a very lovely older woman comment "My you eat very healthfully" the other day upon observing my cart. Actually made me feel pretty darn good.

I think I sometimes attract "lookers" because I'm older, I'm fit, and I am vegetarian. Note to the lookers: it's not the reduced fat Pringles that keep me in my size 2s....its the 3 hour bike ride I do before I eat the Pringles.

I also love to cook, and I think some of the more exotic ingredients in my cart may pique the curiosity of other shoppers.

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I have a personal space thing. I don't like it when people I don't know get too close. When I went shopping with a friend and I was about to entire my pin number she noticed this woman watching me do my card. So she went and got between the woman and I and totally blocked her from watching me put in my pin number. It might sound paranoid but better paranoid than having to deal with identity theft.
Soooo with you on that. One day the gentleman behind me insisted on being "close". I backed off from the debit-machine, flashed him a big ol' smile and asked if he planned to pay for my groceries that day!
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: anywhere
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Actually, it did occur to me that some people see me, and want to be more like me, so they examine what I'm purchasing, but there's really much more to being smart and handsome and my shopping purchases are fairly ancillary. I suppose, though, I can't blame them for trying.

There is actually some truth in that. While I noted that I look and see some people I do not want to look like, ie 300 lbs and a cart full of junk food a stoner would kill for I also have been known to check out people who look fantastic and seeing what they buy and picking up a thing or two. Guess it goes both ways. But still, at the end of the day I am just a nosey person lol.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Here... for now
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There is a WM cashier I will not use because she gives me an editorial on my purchases. I was getting wipes and hand sanitizer for my son's classroom, plus some childrens' Tylenol because we were running out, and she decided to tell me how if "we" did not eat all of the crappy meat "they" sell these days that is "full of hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives", my kids would not get sick as much. A couple of weeks later I was on my way to a party and had been asked to pick up dessert. I picked up a chocolate cake and a couple of boxes of cookies. My kids were with me, and were excited because...we were going to a party! She takes one look at my items and says "no wonder they are so hyper, you feed them this much sugar".

I am considering going back and purchasing a bunch of junk food, NyQuil, some beer, and topping it off with a home pregnancy test and some prenatal vitamins just to see what she has to say. Or maybe I will just avoid her. Depends on my mood.
Sounds like a visit with the store manager might be in order. Or fill out a comment card, if you want a bit of anonymity. Unless said cashier is paying for your order, her negative comments are unneeded.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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It helps if you don't give a damn what other people think of you, or your purchases. However, if they are crowding your personal space, or actually touching you in some way, accidentally stepping backward on their toes works wonders.

Yea, you don't want to mess with me in public. I'm big. People give me lots of space. And I can be heard across the whole store if I have something to say.)
People standing too close seems to be happening more and more. Even if I'm not paying with a debit card, it still just bugs me. If they are standing WAY too close I'll "accidentally" elbow them or bump them. "Oh, excuse me, I guess you shouldn't stand so close, huh?"

The worst is when someone's kid bumps into you in line...and does it repeatedly...while the parent just ignores their brat. Ugh!

As for someone looking over my purchase, it probably wouldn't bug me too much unless they were also standing TOO CLOSE! I agree with the person who said that lines are boring so the person was possibly entertaining themselves OR looking for meal ideas. I've had people ask me if I've tried the item in my cart before (and was it good?) so chances are that's what they are doing when they are looking at your items.

There was ONE time I was in a bookstore in line and a woman in back of me comments loudly to her friend about my book's title and goes into an editorial. People can really be full of their own importance, I guess. I just ignored the idiot as I couldn't have cared less about her opinion.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Here... for now
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...There was ONE time I was in a bookstore in line and a woman in back of me comments loudly to her friend about my book's title and goes into an editorial...
At least she didn't do a spoiler. "Oh, I read that book! It's so sad! The clown dies at the end!".
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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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?
Perusing my purchases, doesn't bother me so much BUT that checkout operator that felt the need to start discussing my purchase of women's sanitary products in another language with his two mates hanging out at the end of the checkout didn't impress me much at all.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Yesterday whilst shopping at Costco, I was waiting for a woman to move past me so that I could continue shopping. While she slowly rolled her cart past mine, and took a gander at everything in my basket, she noticed a variety pack of cheese and asked where I got it.

I replied, "The cheese aisle."

And from now on, rather than get annoyed, I'm just going to give smart-mouth responses to shopping cart lookie-loos -- that ought to teach you people.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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The worst is when someone's kid bumps into you in line...and does it repeatedly...while the parent just ignores their brat. Ugh!
It wasn't until recently that i finally figured out how to handle that one. If you're a guy, it's easy. Just start asking the kid some questions like...How old are you/What's your name/Etc? Mommy grabs the brats hand real quick when you do that! LOL.
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