People who kiss in between the shelves in stores. What do you think?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
March 9, 2008 12:27pm CST
I've seen lots of people kissing in stores. First, I saw teenagers, later on some people in their 20s, then most recently, a couple that looks like they were around my age. I can see a quick peck on the cheek or lips in public, but I walked around a corner each time to see some pretty heavy, duty kissing. Can't they wait until they get to their car or something? It just seems like a bit much for public. How do other people feel about it?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I'm apt to mutter "get a room" when I see things like that.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I love it. I almost wrote that, but I thought I might offend someone. So you said it for me. Terrific! I'm sure I'll get the other side of this soon. Take care and thanks.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
8 Apr 08
That was my first thought when I read the discussion. I'm getting older now and say these things instead of thinking them. Although it might be more of a mutter too.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I definitely notice if a couple is really kissing in public but try to avoid looking for very long and go on about my business. I think public display of affection is fine as long as it's done in good judgment and doesn't get a little carried away.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Apr 08
When I see that, I turn around and go in another direction. The problem is that they occasionally don't use good judgement and get carried away. Thanks for your response, take care.
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@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
9 Mar 08
LOL! This one got to me. My boyfriend is really into loving on me whereever and when ever. We were at a local mall a week ago and he just turned around and kissed me like he had loved me my whole life. Now mind you we don't just go making love on the bench in the mall but he made sure that everyone knew he was proud of me. I appreciate that. This isn't just in public either, while cooking dinner, before my shower or his, and even just to get the mail. IT's a blessed thing! I don't agree on teenagers doing it, I wasn't allowed to do it. But PDA is fine by me!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I think there are other ways to let the world know he's proud of you. I've seen guys like that turn around and be mean in public, too. Or worse in private, to me, it looks more like a possession thing. Or like a person/people have no self-control in public. The other times listed sound fine. There is a time and a place for kissing someone like they've loved each other for their entire lives, all the other ones listed are cool. Take care.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
9 Mar 08
I am with you on this. A kiss is ok anywhere. Or a hug. But please do not make out in front of me. I do not apreciate that at all.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Mar 08
That's my thoughts, but we seem to be in the minority here. Thanks, sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one that feels certain ways.
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@Darkwing (21588)
9 Apr 08
I agree with you. There's a time and a place for everything, especially intimate behaviour like this. It's not nice when you're toting your kids around the supermarket with you, that's for sure. I see it in my local pub. Why do they have to do it? What's the urgency? It's not nice in front of other people at all. Brightest Blessings.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I've heard that when people drink, some of their social standards go out the window. We have the same problem in our bars over here. If that's happening then the people involved need to drink less. Yes, explaining to the kids what they're doing could be a little strange, being rude would be my explanation and I'd say it loudly and move on. Take care
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@Darkwing (21588)
12 Apr 08
Some do it even before they've finished their first drink, but I do think it's very unsocial. They're usually strangers in the pub, but if I go into a strange pub, I normally talk to the locals and try to get to know them a bit, because I consider a pub a social place, not just a place to drink.
@jarred (177)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
that isnt a problem in my place. well im not saying everyones doing it here. they just cant control themselves. and yeah im guessing theyre not afraid or embarass to show that they really love the person theyre kissing. its natural i guess. but not infront of little kids.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Apr 08
Somewhere along the lines, people need to learn self-control and not in front of little kids would be a good place to start. Thanks and take care.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Apr 08
I think like you do . If they are starting to do some heavy duty petting then for goodness sakes take it to the car or their home. That stuff grosses me out. I used to work in our local library and several times I came across teens and once an adultpair doing everything but actually making love in the stacks. I told our head librarian about it and she told me to tell them to go to their car or take it outside away from the patrons. Of course that did not make me particularly popular with the adult pair but it saved embarrassing unsuspecting patron who would come upon them while looking for their favortie book.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Apr 08
In the library? I thought where I worked was bad enough. OOOW! Yes, you did perform a service by telling them to take it elsewhere, good for you!