Friday, February 21, 2014

You Shall Not Pass, Dog

I went to pick up my daughter from work yesterday evening, and because I arrived early and had some time to kill, I popped into the dollar store nearby. It’s amazing how much stuff you can pick up at these places within a short period of time. And how much money you can spend.


So while I was there, I noticed a young woman pushing a baby carriage right smack in the middle of the aisle. And every time she stopped to look at an item, she also parked that baby carriage right smack in the middle of the aisle. Do you see where this is going?


Anyhow, lucky me, I crossed paths with her a few times, and because she made no attempt to keep to one side to allow anyone enough room to pass, I had to make myself as small as possible to get through. I even apologized as I squeezed by because...well...because I’m Canadian. And every single time, it was the same thing. She would give me the hairy eyeball and sigh in exasperation. Because somehow she was being inconvenienced.

Well.


I’m always sympathetic with moms with young children because I've been there, done that, and I know how hard it can be to get around in public with little ones and bags and carriages and so on. But this wasn’t a mom trying to get around. This was an obnoxious, rude and miserable young woman.

End rant.


Let’s end the week on a happy note with this funny video...



Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

44 comments:

  1. I hear ya, Martha. Inconsiderate shopping cart/baby carriage behaviour makes me mental too.

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  2. Hahaha...been there!!! ...and I'm seeing more and more of this type of behavior.

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    1. It's really terrible. We should always be considerate of people around us.

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  3. There should be a lane-etiquette class that we all take in school :)

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  4. We must just 'grin and bear' those miserable people.
    I feel sorry for them.
    Funny video, made me laugh , thanks Martha
    Happy weekend to you.

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    1. I feel sorry for them, too, Margie...right after I feel like kicking their butt! LOL...
      Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

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  5. Those cats are evil! And so is cart lady. (I would have said something. She was just playing the role of "poor mom with baby".)

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    1. She certainly was playing that role, but I wasn't buying! What a miserable woman. Never smiled once. I actually felt sorry for her. It can't be much fun going through life like that.

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  6. So funny, Martha! You made my day full of laughs ~ hope yours is happy too!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Louise. And I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

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  7. To cute and funny ! Have a good weekend !

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    1. Hope your weekend is going well, Country Gal! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. People who do that grate on my nerves. I see that type of behavior almost everyday. Dollar store aisles are not that damn big to begin with, so a woman with a baby stroller really leaves no room. Even Twiggy would have to suck in her gut to get through. Consideration? I don't even think it crosses their mind. You were polite. Me? I would have given her the "look" - like are you really that stupid? Have a great weekend. Cheers!!

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    1. I have a hard time being mean or rude to anyone unless I'm really pushed to a corner, or when someone I love is being treated badly. This woman was really inconsiderate, but I wasn't going to allow her to spoil my day. She was so young and already so miserable. You have to shake your head and feel sorry for that!

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  9. That kind of behavior is irritating. People do it with grocery carts, too. Love the kitty with the creme rinse!

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    1. I can't for the life of me understand how people CAN'T be considerate of others!

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  10. I find that incredibly annoying, too! They're just self-consumed people who can't see the world from someone else's point of view.

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    1. You said it perfectly, Sherry. These people are just self-consumed.

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  11. I love the dollar store too. Reminds me I was at the supermarket after checking out one day and this lady told me my cart was in her way. It was actually some boxes in her way and she must've decided it would be easier to ask me to move. So I moved the boxes and she thanked me and went on her way. I didn't have to move my cart after all. Then I thought 'couldn't she just have moved the boxes herself?' Not her job I guess.

    I didn't realize dogs were afraid of cats.

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    1. Looks like you've got that overly polite Canadian gene, too! :)

      It surprises me that dogs are afraid of cats, but they certainly seem to be!

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  12. ... and some people always leave their shopping cart in the middle of the aisle.

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  13. my husband would agree so much with the first one! I love dollar stores and he says they only sell "quality products" ;-)

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    1. I like visiting them for arts and crafts, and odd little items that I can't find anywhere else. Holidays decorations are fun to pick up at these places. But I wouldn't go so far as calling their stuff 'quality'! :)

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  14. O, I understand! And I too do that apologise thing lol!

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    1. It's the overly-polite gene. Some of us are saddled with it!

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  15. Seems most of the bad parents I see are in stores being idiots.

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  16. the woman was rude, period. on purpose period. but maybe she hadn't slept in 8 months and was a zombie that's why she counldn't move for the life of her......and OH MY GOSh I laughed out loud, the video of dogs weary of cats is the MOST HILARIOUS THING I've ever seen oh thanks for that I hope i woke my neighbours, who woke me up at 1 am de-ice their balcony at 1am, really? how rude then again there is a baby in that apt...ah sigh so let's just laugh it up and thank you so much for sharing, I felt good to laugh, dear Martha

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    1. She looked pretty alert to me, Lorraine, especially when she sighed every time I squeezed by. Hahahha... She was just obnoxiously rude. There was another mom in the store pushing a baby in carriage and a toddler walking along her, and she was always considerate of the shoppers around her. Even though she was in a tougher position!

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  17. Wow! What a rude so and so she is. Yep, i've encountered the stroller, annoying Mom many times. They remind me of rude drivers who cut me off, then give ME the finger! Yeesh!

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    1. Yes, she was just plain rude. There are so many moms out there that are simply wonderful, and I try my best to be considerate and sensitive to their needs. But this mom was not one of those!

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  18. You are so right on Martha! Love the video too!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Nancy! Hope your weekend is a good one so far :)

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  19. definitely agree with you on that score! I think a lot of us parents will sympathize and help out another parent trying to manage with their young kids, but when they are just flat out rude? well that is a whole other thing! ..... loved the video. Too cute, and have a few of those stories with our dog Cleo ... she and cats didn't mix too well

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    1. Right on. We always help each other out. But not when people are rude on purpose! Then the game changes...hahaha...

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  20. Some people are just jerks and that's just the way it goes, don't let them bother you. Next time this happens, you should say, "OH, I am going to do a post about ASSHOLES and you are going to be the STAR!" HA HA HA!!
    Richard and I like to watch a show called "Chopped" on the Food Network Channel and I told him I think I am moving to Canada...the Chopped show from Canada...those folks on there are so doggone NICE!!!

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    1. You are absolutely right, Kay; some people are just jerks. You are welcome to come up to Canada anytime you'd like! You just have to be able to handle the long winters!

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  21. well, now y'see? Martha? this is when being an extrovert comes in mighty handy! …. I stand there … look at the rude rat bastard … if he/she doesn't move… then I say… excuse me, please.

    If this doesn't work .. then while they are looking at one side… I simply move their cart.

    AND … in a bunch of cases, I have just simply moved the cart … not saying nuthin. If the person says something… I say nothing. UNless … it's necessary.

    One my pettiest pet peeves is when two or more buggies are blocking an aisle and they are just chatting away… I go up and say…. y'all talking about anything I need to hear and stand there…

    ONe time, I joined in…. I thought they were going to have a cow… I thought it was hilarious…. that's the fun part of being an extrovert… the bad part… is that one day, I'll probably do this to someone who will want to punch my lights out… but I'll be 71 in a month and … so far so good.

    I also was in a service area waiting for my van to be fixed. There was a TV with the news on and about four men … me and this other woman dripping in jewelry talking LOUDLY on her cell phone. She was an entitled person, donchu see.

    I turned the TV up .. she turned to me and said… will you turn that down .. I'm trying to talking on the phone.

    Let me tell you! I said…. if YOU want to talk on the phone… go to another waiting room … I want to hear what the news says….

    She left in a huff.. and gave me a look of … my god don't you know who I am … this kind of rich bitch just really tickles me. anyway… the men left. and when I checked out? the service manager said … I hear you had a bit of a run in with our best customer? with a smirk…

    oh, thank goodness he was being facetious … anyway … turns out I was a hero! yay, me! hahaa

    want extrovert lessons?

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    1. BAHAHAHAHAHA... Oh, Carolyn, I just love all these stories! You make me smile. I don't think anyone will sock it to ya; now you have the advantage of age. When people reach a certain age, we give them even more leeway. So you just go on doing what you're doing. People will let you get away with it even more!

      Well, I must admit that I may have done the same thing with that 'entitled' person if she caught me on a bad day. There is a lot that I can put up with, but that type of personality really gets to me. I took a course once that I was really enjoying, and in that class there was this guy that was so self centered, he made my skin crawl. And he was always interrupting the class, disturbing it, yapping away, asking for special treatment, and on and on and on. I finally had had enough and told him to shut the hell up. Oh, he was sooooo taken back and tried to say a few things to me, too, but I just ignored him. Pompous ass. Anyhow, it shows that I can certainly snap, and do have a breaking point. It just takes me a little longer to get there.

      Extrovert lessons? For me? I'd fail the course 'cause I'd never show up. Being an introvert, you see.... Hahahahaha... But thanks, anyways :) I know your heart is in the right place.

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  22. People do that at our Wally World all the time. They leave their carts OR, they stand at the end of the isle chatting. I always ask them to move.

    Now about the furballs. I can't believe how scared those dogs were.

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    1. I don't know what it is with dogs and cats, but those feline seem to be quite intimidating!

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