Tuesday, August 29, 2006

It Makes You Want to Punch a Baby.

I HATE it when people are standing in front of the yogurt (just an example), deciding on what to buy, and after looking at the nutrition facts of whatever they're looking at, put it back in the wrong spot.

That being said, there's a right way to put things back in the wrong spot, and there's a wrong way. I will describe what i'm ok with and what pisses me off below.

Reasons why i get so mad at people who put things back in the wrong spot:
- if i'm standing right next to you filling something on the shelves and i can see you, it's probably a bad time to put whatever you're looking at in the wrong spot. To me it says "Fuck you, i don't care if you have to fix what i'm doing, even though i am STANDING WHERE THE ITEM GOES CAUSE I JUST PICKED IT UP."
-If you are still in the same 4 foot strech of supermarket when you decide that something you picked up off the shelf is not what you want to buy, put it back where you found it. It almost takes more effort to put it back in the wrong spot.
-There is NO POSSIBLE WAY to put something back in the wrong spot on accident. Because you picked it up, you had to be standing there...

The only time it's ok to put stuff back in the wrong spot is if you are nowhere close to the section you got it.... For example, if i'm walking around walmart, and i decide i want to buy Air Bud on DVD an pick it up, then later decide that it's probably a bad idea and i can catch it on HBO later tonight, and i'm in the Panteen Pro V section, i'm ok with making Air Bud a health and beauty item. This is because i'd have to walk all the way back to the electronics area. When i see some bacon or something in my section, i'm ok with that, cause it's a long walk just to take back some bacon.

That's it for now.

6 comments:

Jessy said...

What would you do if I walked into Wegman's one day and put all of the yogurt in the wrong place?

Hmmm, don't tell me. I might have to find out!

MotherOf3Guys said...

How do you like the shopper who searches to the very back of the food item to get the freshest item? Guilty on that one, but I know how to put things back...I like things in the right place...I've even been guilty of straightening some of those items...you know your obsessive mom!

Bobby's wife said...

And, PLEASE put frozen foods back in the freezer or meats, milk, yogurt, etc. back in the refrigerated section if you decide you don't want them....do you ever wonder if the item you just put in your cart was hanging out with the Pantene Pro V for a day or two BEFORE it made it back to the frig/freezer section?

Just food for thought...

Jeff said...

i usually just laugh at people who check the dates all the way in the back, mostly because most of the product is the same date. if not 2-3 days off.

Mamaw said...

I've been known to pick up, put back other folks items, left in the wrong place. Not just in the grocery store, but in dress shops, pick up things that have fallen off hangers,etc. I worked in a lingerie dept in one of our bigger dept stores one christmas. Talk about a constant straighten up, pick up and fold job!! Thank goodness it was only for two weeks.

Jerry said...

Maybe its time to take your ass back to school instead of stocking shelves!