Apr 14, 2010
Do you wander aimlessly from one side of the aisle to the other instead of keeping your cart to the right? You see, it works sort of like a road, where people following traffic rules makes things run much more smoothly.
Has your cart ever been parked sideways in an aisle? Double points if you've left it there while you went to a different aisle to get something you forgot.
Are you oblivious to what is going on around you? (Say yes if you've ever had a line up of four carts waiting for you to decide whether you want your tuna packed in oil or water..... go for the water packed tuna, it's better for you.)
Do you bring your five kids to the store with you during the after work grocery store rush?
Do you let your toddler wander behind you munching on a box of animal crackers and drinking a chocolate milk because you don't want to make them sit in the cart because they will cry about it even though they are clearly wreaking havoc as they stand obstinately in front of the dairy coolers not letting anybody get their milk?
Do you refuse to move forward at the register which prevents the person behind you from putting their groceries on the belt?
If you answered yes to ANY of these questions you could be the target of aisle rage. If somebody walks past you shaking their head in disbelief and mumbling to themselves you'll know for sure you need to work on your aisle ettiquette.
Rant within a rant. I don't care how cute your kid is. I had kids, they were cute too. Get your kid out of the way. You are teaching them to believe that the world revolves around them. It doesn't and the rest of us will be saddled with having to teach the obnoxious brat that lesson when he/she becomes our student, employee, co-worker. Consideration, it's a positive trait that will serve your precious little muffin well in the future. Pass it on.