Annoying grocery store people

You know those people who are always outgoing and happy and have everything together? They like everybody and think people are the greatest! They’re so positive it can drive you crazy?! That’s totally not me. I think I have a tank and once I hit my fill of dealing with people all day, I’m just over everybody. I don’t even know my people tank is about to be full till it happens.

Sunday after work, I was so excited to see Jon, but got home and was probably the most annoying, grumpiest person ever. Thankfully Jon is a little bit more patient than I am (but he’s still not the most patient, I promise) so it was fine. We mostly just ignored each other and did our own thing.

Monday when I got off work, I decided to go grocery shopping.

As I stood in line behind this guy in his gym clothes while he ordered everything from their already prepared counter, my impatience grew. Then he asked for a sweet potato. When she put it in a bag for him, he said, “That potato looks really good. That’s like my cheat. That’s my dessert.” This guy is probably a CrossFitter. And yes, I’m going to judge. I feel like I’ve seen enough and heard enough comments to be able to pick them out of anywhere. Clearly I love CrossFit, but some of these people are so ridiculous. You probably work out all the time and have to tell the counter lady how that itty bitty tiny half of a sweet potato is your cheat? Man, your life must suck if you get excited about a sweet potato.

THEN I went to unload my groceries onto the belt to check out. I had one of those carts with two little bins on the top and bottom. I had a ton of stuff but had taken all my cans out of the top and moved to the front of the cart to get the ones on the bottom out so that all my cans would be put in bags together. The family behind me stepped up to my cart so I couldn’t get back behind it, put the divider down, and started unloading their groceries! I still had an entire cart full of groceries! So I was unloading my groceries and having to inch their little divider back and stack my stuff up to fit in. How rude. And they just totally acted like it was no big deal.

These are things that generally probably wouldn’t bother me, but after I dealt with patients or 24 hours in two days, I couldn’t take them.

Anyway, I’m about to head out to CrossFit for once. I’m not motivated to go and really don’t feel like doing any CrossFit at all lately. But maybe I’ll change my mind. My afternoon will entail making tons of phone calls to take care of a bunch of business. My first phone calls of the day were to the board of nursing, which never rings but just beeps. So, I don’t know what that is all about. I definitely should have rolled out of bed before 10:30, but I didn’t. So most of my day feels wasted.

Have a good day everybody!

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3 thoughts on “Annoying grocery store people

  1. Hey, I’m outgoing and (usually) happy! But having all my shizz together… um, big *NOPE* there.

    Sometimes I really wonder about treating a sweet potato like dessert or a “cheat”. Same with fruit. Sweet potatoes and fruits are healthy foods. I think life is all about balance and eating a few not-so-good foods won’t hurt provided you mostly eat healthy. There’s much more to life than just eating right and exercising, or trying to fit the mold of a particular diet such as paleo or vegan or whatever else. It’s fine to have one of those lifestyles if you really want it, but it’s also nice to enjoy a piece of birthday or wedding cake at a party even if it doesn’t fit your lifestyle or macros, just because well… that’s life. It’s not all or nothing :).

    Good luck at CrossFit if you get there!

    • I made it to CrossFit! Woohoo! I think it’s strange to think of healthy things as cheats. I understand that sweet potatoes and fruits don’t help you lose weight, but as an active person, really?! I doubt 1/2 a sweet potato is really going to pack on the pounds when you’re active. Food should be enjoyable. And natural foods that are good for you should never be seen as a cheat. That’s how people become preoccupied with foods!

  2. Usually up North we’re more crumpy and rude. I remember when I was walking down the streets in Denver, CO by myself people would stop to talk to me and I just go annoyed said no and walked away fast to be approached by another person. Kept thinking the whole time if I was in Boston people would just leave me alone.

    I grow more impatient with people as I grow older, usually I stay quiet but now, if those people did that to me in the line, I would have told them off. I would have stopped and stared them down and told them that I wasn’t done unloading. The other week, I gave the cashier my credit card and ID and put out my hand after she checked it and she wouldn’t give it back, then I signed my paper and put out my hand for my stuff and she still wouldn’t give it back. So I told her off and told her what do I need to do in order to get my belongings back. She did not need to hold onto them after she verified my name and signature. If I’m carrying a lot of things and someone in front of me doesn’t hold open the door, I thank them for being courteous and holding it open. I guess that’s all the years from keeping all that in that now I don’t even care, if people are going to be rude, I’ll tell them when they’re being rude. Nobody teaches manners anymore.

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