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Trolley rage, supermarket frustration stories

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
In this thread we post about little stories we've had of rage at the supermarket.

I was shopping in Sainsburys yesterday and I swear to god I've never seen so many people stopping in the middle of isles, blocking everyone and ramming trolleys. It was like a rally course, but I think even Colin Mcrae (RIP) would have said "**** this, I'm off to Tesco in the early hours" if he'd witnessed the amount of sheer stupidity I saw yesterday.

Some of my comments:

[trying to get into bread]
"Oh, I'll just park in the next isle and shove my hazards on, eh? :rollseyes:"
[trying to get out of an isle, 2 people collide and then about a million people block the isle for no reason what-so-ever]
"It's worse than the M25 in here, isn't it? Though I assume and hope to god none of you are drivers."

IMO Sainsburys Hempsted Valley has more idiot, braindead 'zombie' shoppers than any other store on earth. There were loads of trolleys with about 6000 kids attached yesterday too as they're all off from school.

I wish there were 24 hour shops where I live as I'd much prefer to do my shopping about 2am where there's minimal people to have to interact / clash trolleys with.

These shoppers are the same kind of people who get petrol then sit in their car for an hour while you wait for them to move.

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
lol. you made me laugh

i have all this to look forward to being a new home owner enda septemebr hopefully. luckly for me i have a 24hr in stockport near to me ill be going there i think
#2
Lol I don't think your local Sainsbury's is the worst its definately the one in Burnley!

I don't go supermarket shopping anymore as I get too harrassed. I am normally a very calm person but a trip to the supermarket sends me into a raging lunatic.

The worst culprits are the people who stand there debating which brand is the best, i.e which tin or beans contains more beans or has a richer sauce. JUST PICK THE ****ING THING UP AND PUT IT YOUR TROLLEY AND MOVE IT !!!!!!!!
#3
fireheaven

I don't go supermarket shopping anymore as I get too harrassed. I am normally a very calm person but a trip to the supermarket sends me into a raging lunatic.


Being a female on the Internet you must have a lot of harassment to deal with, sorry to hear it's in the supermarket too. :( :thumbsup:

I hear ya, I really get wound up in Supermarkets when they're busy. There's selfishness going on everywhere. A woman knocked down some marmalade in Sainsburys yesterday, few glasses shattered at her feet and others rolled off. I swear like half a dozen people just stood in the isle staring at her. I was the only person to bother offering to help, well me and some hawt Sainsburys chick.
#4
i shop on line at tesco's and let there employees have a heart attack picking my shopping for me lol
but when i have to go to my local asda if there is a nermal debaiting wether to buy dog food or dinner i just stop right up against his/her trolly and visualy remove my key from my crip charriot as to say IM NOT BUDGING AND I HAVE ALL DAYwith a smile
#5
:-DOOOh don't get me on supermarket shopping. I think they should have a happy hour for those that just want to get on with it, or a special lane for child free and the under 60's. Nothing worse than old Doris and Sid bumping into Mr and Mrs Whatsit fromno 20, what a lovely chat they are having in the middle of aisle 3 oblivious to the chaos they are now causing around them. I am so scared of bumping into mum of 4 wearing pyjamas. The poor little mites are running wild with head level at my trolley. Last of all bless, we have the checkout person with all the time in world. Picking up each item ...looking at it " ooh not tried these before" while having a chat to the checkout girl next to her about billy from the Deli. Sorry but that's my rant over and i love kids and old people normally
#6
Havince
lol. you made me laugh

i have all this to look forward to being a new home owner enda septemebr hopefully. luckly for me i have a 24hr in stockport near to me ill be going there i think

good luck with yer new home, i do my shopping after 2300hrs its loads more peacefull :thumbsup:
#7
Havince
lol. you made me laugh

i have all this to look forward to being a new home owner enda septemebr hopefully. luckly for me i have a 24hr in stockport near to me ill be going there i think


Enjoy your new home - any stress of moving will be countered by late night / early morning shopping. :thumbsup:
2 Likes #8
My worst experience in a supermarket whilst not trolley rage made my blood boil.

I was zooming around with my trolley and I noticed a small boy around 3 years old crying at the end of an aisle, I walked past and then went back to check he was ok. As usual he had lost his mum so I walked round with him for a while to see if he could spot her and then handed him over to customer services. He was sobbing and wouldn't let go of my hand.

I carried on shopping and saw a member of staff walking round with him a couple of times. Anyway I got the till a good 30 minutes later and was loading my shopping onto the belt thingy when I heard the little boy yell "mummy". He ran to the couple in front of me crying his eyes out and his mother yelled at him "don't be so stupid we knew someone would look after you and we have got the shopping done alot quicker"!!!!!

I was horrified and told them what I thought of their parenting and was met with a torrent of abuse.
#9
Tom, you should try going shopping with your sister!

If we don't almost get in a fight with someone who rams her with a trolley, then its an argument with the checkout staff!

Never a dull moment.
#10
I was horrified and told them what I thought of their parenting and was met with a torrent of abuse.[/QUOTE]

That reminds me of years ago when i used to work in a cigarette kiosk at the front of a supermarket, it had all pick and mix sweets at the front. A woman came in with a little girl of about 2 - 3 years of age, slung her with force in the front of the shopping trolley, the child asked for sweeties, woman swore at her and slapped her hard across the face so obviously the kid is hysterical. I was mortified so commented to her that her behaviour was uncalled for ( less politely tho ) she left the child in front of me, called me an interfering bleep and said you bleepin mind the little witch then. :x
#11
is it true on late night shoppings its counted as a pickup joint ???? i heard a rumour placing a certain item at the front when going arount meant different things like BEANS uf for anything just for example
#12
So my housemate broke her foot a week ago and requires crutches to walk. I took her to Tesco to go shopping and asked one of the nice staff for a wheel chair to push her down in isles in, which they supplied.

My god. I can't believe the amount of selfish, world-of-their-own b*****ds in there. It was a Saturday which is the day I try to avoid at all costs when it comes to shopping due to the sheer volume of t****ers wandering around. This one woman was blocking the isle and just STARING at my housemate with her broken foot while I was pushing her. Just standing there staring while we're trying to get passed. I said something to the effect of "Jesus Christ, is this some sort of insanity test?" which got her moving. This kind of isle blocking bull**** went down at least a dozen times, selfish ****s!

In the end I asked my housemate to brace herself and I pushed her down the isle at as close to 90mph as I could, yeah that got people moving. Hot Tesco girl found it pretty amusing too.

IMO supermarkets need to shut down on Saturday so us 'decent' shoppers never feel the urge to go into one, whether on impulse or necessity. I'd rather eat the soiled hay from our rabbit hutches than go shopping on a Saturday for food.

I love how banks shut up shop on Saturday, the one service I COULD ACTUALLY DO WITH AT A WEEKEND!

And as for people parking in the dropoff point and all over the front of the store just to be 30 seconds closer, the lazy, fat f***s - don't even get me started!
#13
Its like the bumper cars in our supermarket at christmas (tesco), mostly women and they are drivers too!. They do not give way and bump one another so the aisles get gridlocked and i hear lots of arguements as a result. I think their trolleys should be micro-chipped so every time they bump the items get more expensive when they FINALLY reach the checkouts
#14
It was the same in a branch of sainsburys where i sometimes go, people deliberately ramming and bumping into one another, mostly at christmas, the aisles cannot cope with the sheer volume of shopping trolleys and i swear its women who are the culprits. Most are drivers so why not push trolleys and observe the rules rather than bump one another out of the way and start arguing. I got rammed by this woman last week and the whole aisle became blocked by crashing trolleys, no one would move and the only thing missing was we did'nt have electric poles fastened to our trolleys as it was wall to wall bumper cars in every aisle
#15
TGB
...IMO Sainsburys Hempsted Valley has more idiot, braindead 'zombie' shoppers than any other store on earth. There were loads of trolleys with about 6000 kids attached yesterday too as they're all off from school.
I wish there were 24 hour shops where I live as I'd much prefer to do my shopping about 2am where there's minimal people to have to interact / clash trolleys with....

Gillingham Tesco is just up the road; that is open 24 hours.
#16
Christmas is a great time, especially for kiddies but a supermarket is not a place for them right now, certainly not wandering about, its bad enough for us adults!. Micro chip technology is not as stupid as it sounds as the items in your trolley can be 'priced' depending on how good a driver you are which will make people a bit more courteous. I suppose when its busy then the odd bump is inevitable, we are all at fault for that but at christmas time peoples habits change. Shoppers seem to develop the 'get out of my way' mentality and at this time of year its crazy. Supermarkets trolleys become bumper cars and its usually every woman for herself as most men (and kiddies) are sat in the car park waiting, and waiting!!. Yesterday i witnessed two women having a really heated arguement, they had obviously bumped into one another with their trolleys and both were arguing that it was the others' fault. It became so heated that we thought these two (obviously office workers as of how they were dressed) were going to fight as they both were on limited time scale. They squared up but were seperated before it turned ugly, only for them to collide again in the next aisle!. How it turned out i do not know as i got 'bumped' by a woman who was ovlivious to me, i said " excuse me" and she replied "well you were in my way", so thats it now, no more saying sorry or excuse me - grab a trolley and bump your opponent!
[helper] 1 Like #17
Bill Bryson (Notes from a small island) got it absolutely spot on when he said this about women paying at checkouts

As soon as the checkout girl says "That's £12.78" (or whatever), they look shocked, put their bag down, spend two minutes searching for their purse, bring it out and finally hand the girl their credit card. They then forget their pin number and spend another couple of minutes rooting through their bag to get out the diary they wrote their pin number in.
Having finally paid, they then decide that while their purse is open, they might as well spend another couple of minutes having a look at all the till receipts and cashpoint slips they've accrued over the past month while an exasperated queue builds up behind them.

Why can't they be more like us blokes and use their time in the queue to mentally tot up how much their basket of shopping is likely to cost so, by the time they get to the front of the queue they've already got the right money in cash in their hand? "


Edited By: gari189 on Dec 24, 2015 09:44
#18
Yesterday 2 young ladies were walking then stopped - one moved to let trolleys through and the other went ''NO - I'M GOING TO GET IN THE WAY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE''
I just looked at her and said don't be that person.
I knew I should have went at midnight instead of 5pm :(

Recently our Tesco has started leaving plates of fruit for kids to encourage healthy eating - which is great until you see banana skins on the floor, on shelves, or pretty much anywhere

Edited By: drasim on Dec 24, 2015 09:51
#19
Sorry to rant on but this is a growing problem in supermarkets at this time of year and i suppose i am being sucked in to the 'bump' culture which seems to exist nowadays. This afternoon i have to maneovre my way around one as i have some items to get for tomorrow and i know how it will be. My trolley will be my trusty bumper car for the duration as us women battle it out for space while looking at the shelves, multi-task?, we usually can but not at christmas. Spectators may start getting charged just for watching us. I do feel that trolley design should have an upgrade as most are metal edges that can injure a child's head (at head height), whereas if they were more rounded and designed to bump other trolleys we could solve two problems in one. I am so careful when pushing one not to hurt a child. Maybe a rubber front end would benefit both aspects as trolleys could 'bump' without the 'crash' we have now, childrens safety would be improved and the backs of our legs may get a break (no pun intended) if they were remodelled, so maybe this bumper car culture could be a good thing after all.
#20
This is a seven year old thread :|
#21
This whole thread is absurd.
#22
Almost ready for starting my car to join in the chaos, as not only will the car park be gridlocked, the store will be too as i'm using morrisons at bradshaw gate in bolton today. I will avoid children if their parents are brave enough to allow them on the supermarket floor and i will count the 'bumps' i have or am involved in to see how i do. If you 'crash' into me i'm the woman in the purple sweater and black skirt so now you know. What should take normally about 30 minutes max will be over 1hr 15 mins today although i have no choice as i know it will be peak time but i just want to see my survey on how i do. Its usually smallish aisles so i expect negociating will be 'challenging' as i'm sure to get bumped quite a lot although now i will 'bump' back as i aim to stand my ground on this, anyway its a test i'm on today, yes i have to get some shopping but i want to see for myself how chaotic it is - i shall be back with my results, wish me luck!
#23
so.. dallia enjoys shopping at christmas then?
banned 1 Like #24
I'm really bad for this not sure why as I enjoy food shopping, but for some reason I just tend to walk round swearing at people. Yesterday shopping in ALDI many got swore at and shoved X) I hate people and I hate them getting in my way theres no need for it I don't get in peoples way so why should the donkeys get in mine.

I think I really upset a woman though :( as daughter was singing and this woman pulled a right dirty look at her and it upset her you could see, ex came over and said to me whats wrong with your face and I said I want to smack that **** in the face. Think she heard as she scurried off.

Full of christmas cheer I am X)
banned#25
One thing I love about christmas shopping is when they are sold out of soumething you need and so you walk round looking in other peoples trolleys and once you see the item it becomes Mission Impossible to steal it from them :D
2 Likes #26
one_way
I'm really bad for this not sure why as I enjoy food shopping, but for some reason I just tend to walk round swearing at people. Yesterday shopping in ALDI many got swore at and shoved X) I hate people and I hate them getting in my way theres no need for it I don't get in peoples way so why should the donkeys get in mine.
I think I really upset a woman though :( as daughter was singing and this woman pulled a right dirty look at her and it upset her you could see, ex came over and said to me whats wrong with your face and I said I want to smack that **** in the face. Think she heard as she scurried off.
Full of christmas cheer I am X)

But the daughter was only singing, why would you want to hurt her face? oO
#27
brilly
so.. dallia enjoys shopping at christmas then?

Been sat outside for nearly 2 hours now, i'm sure she said purple sweater and black skirt? :|
#28
Sorry transit, slight change of plan as a friend turned up and wanted to go to asda instead so thats why you never saw me at morrisons, i drove her too. I have said, "sorry" all afternoon as the store was packed and 3 aisles were total chaos as no one could move. My official count was that i got bumped deliberately 28 times and unavoidably 17 times, of these only 5 were my fault and i either apologized or said excuse me. Yes you are right brilly, i love shopping at christmas!. I told my friend of my experiment and she agreed with me that something seems to happen when women are shopping (not many men in there). I have to say that about half of those who bumped with me deliberately did say sorry as it was the only way we could get through but the other half just rammed me and expected me to say sorry so on 14 occasions we just 'glared'. I was glad to get out as was my friend as she had been bumped and bashed as i had, there were just too many shoppers all competing for floor space, hopefully things will return to normal soon
banned 1 Like #29
transit
one_way
I'm really bad for this not sure why as I enjoy food shopping, but for some reason I just tend to walk round swearing at people. Yesterday shopping in ALDI many got swore at and shoved X) I hate people and I hate them getting in my way theres no need for it I don't get in peoples way so why should the donkeys get in mine.
I think I really upset a woman though :( as daughter was singing and this woman pulled a right dirty look at her and it upset her you could see, ex came over and said to me whats wrong with your face and I said I want to smack that **** in the face. Think she heard as she scurried off.
Full of christmas cheer I am X)
But the daughter was only singing, why would you want to hurt her face? oO

:p The ugly hag woman not my daughter.
banned 3 Likes #30
Dallia
Sorry transit, slight change of plan as a friend turned up and wanted to go to asda instead so thats why you never saw me at morrisons, i drove her too. I have said, "sorry" all afternoon as the store was packed and 3 aisles were total chaos as no one could move. My official count was that i got bumped deliberately 28 times and unavoidably 17 times, of these only 5 were my fault and i either apologized or said excuse me. Yes you are right brilly, i love shopping at christmas!. I told my friend of my experiment and she agreed with me that something seems to happen when women are shopping (not many men in there). I have to say that about half of those who bumped with me deliberately did say sorry as it was the only way we could get through but the other half just rammed me and expected me to say sorry so on 14 occasions we just 'glared'. I was glad to get out as was my friend as she had been bumped and bashed as i had, there were just too many shoppers all competing for floor space, hopefully things will return to normal soon


oO you were meeting transit at asda?

He didnt PM you asking you to meet him at the rear of asda and he'd take you in the Back entrance :|
4 Likes #31
ITRUK
This is a seven year old thread :|


I agree - some of the comments are very childish. :D
#32
Going to Tesco at 9pm to do a weekly shop with a "£20 off an £80 shop" voucher only to be told at the checkout, after it was all scanned, that the voucher wasn't valid until tomorrow.
Tried reasoning with the cashier and the store manager but they were having none of it so I abandoned the lot and repurchased it all the following day.
banned 3 Likes #33
I always use the tesco delivery service as I find their drivers very helpful and considerate.
#34
Good for you stuart, at least you stood up to them.
1 Like #35
Dallia
Sorry transit, slight change of plan as a friend turned up and wanted to go to asda instead so thats why you never saw me at morrisons, i drove her too. I have said, "sorry" all afternoon as the store was packed and 3 aisles were total chaos as no one could move. My official count was that i got bumped deliberately 28 times and unavoidably 17 times, of these only 5 were my fault and i either apologized or said excuse me. Yes you are right brilly, i love shopping at christmas!. I told my friend of my experiment and she agreed with me that something seems to happen when women are shopping (not many men in there). I have to say that about half of those who bumped with me deliberately did say sorry as it was the only way we could get through but the other half just rammed me and expected me to say sorry so on 14 occasions we just 'glared'. I was glad to get out as was my friend as she had been bumped and bashed as i had, there were just too many shoppers all competing for floor space, hopefully things will return to normal soon

Just got back, stuck my lips on two different women dressed in black and purple.waited as long as i could before my bits started to drop off.

https://www.daytonamagic.com/images/watermarked/detailed/41/Drooping-Flower.gif



P.s. Threw your flowers in the bin!
#36
I agree, some comments are very childish, all i was doing was an experiment into christmas eve shopping habits so i will ignore any silly remarks. Get ready for the sales now, different motivation but unfortunately the same outcome as it brings out the worst in people
#37
Dallia
I agree, some comments are very childish, all i was doing was an experiment into christmas eve shopping habits so i will ignore any silly remarks. Get ready for the sales now, different motivation but unfortunately the same outcome as it brings out the worst in people



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#38
One thing which struck both my friend and i is if a young child came between 2 crashing trolleys - big safety issue here. Most were happy to ride the trolleys as mums drove them, they loved it even though today was chaos, as the floor was no place for young children, especially today, and thankfully most were lifted out of harms way. Whats more important, a tin of beans or a child's sight?, if you too have been involved in 'trolley bumping' then at least air your views.
#39
Dallia
One thing which struck both my friend and i is if a young child came between 2 crashing trolleys - big safety issue here. Most were happy to ride the trolleys as mums drove them, they loved it even though today was chaos, as the floor was no place for young children, especially today, and thankfully most were lifted out of harms way. Whats more important, a tin of beans or a child's sight?, if you too have been involved in 'trolley bumping' then at least air your views.

In my local supermarket safety goggles and hard hats are a mandatory hse requirement for children entering the aisles.

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