Frustrated at the Supermarket

Philippines
June 1, 2016 8:08am CST
I bought some of my favorite noodles because I've ran out of them. But when I went to the cashier, waiting for my turn, an old woman suddenly cuts in with her groceries. I look at back at the lady behind me and she didn't react. At this moment I was so tired and I just snapped. When it was my turn, I place the canned sardines as loud and hard as possible. The idiot even commented I was angry, of course, who wouldn't be? you were cutting in line. There's a senior citizen lane and that wasn't necessary. After that I just went home mad and guilty for reacting that way. I don't know if she was there the whole time or she was with the customer before me. I felt bad about it though because I didn't know if she was with her or not. There are other customers that uses other family members or maids to catch up on other groceries while they checking their items out. Very bad habit, making the people in line wait What do you think? I felt so terrible..At my age I can't afford to be that angry. Sometimes I'm thinking if I had anger issues that's started to surface recently.
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@zarlamain (24863)
• United States
1 Jun 16
I would be frustrated as well, but calling an elderly person an idiot is a bit much.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 16
Hello @zarlamain I don't know...that wasn't supposed to happen, but I've ran out of food for the week so i had to go there. I won't go back there for weeks and calm myself.
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@zarlamain (24863)
• United States
2 Jun 16
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@zarlamain well, it happens, i hope i let sly this time.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jun 16
Don't let your anger ruin your day, it's done. Just presume that old lady is hurrying and you let her go first even not and hold your temper, friend.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 16
Hello @ida123 That was the plan, but somehow the music I was listening made me go berserk. Perhaps I should prevent myself from listening to any music when ever I'm out of the house unless it's a calm and peaceful song.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 Yes, if possible you listen love and inspiring songs.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@ida123 the songs were a bit of eurodance kind, which was tense
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• United States
1 Jun 16
Normally you would not react this way I take it Letran. But maybe some other issues had bothered you and you could not help it at the time. Everyone gets angry at times..do not beat yourself up about it. Probably no one else is even remembering it now.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 16
It may something to do with the music I was listening to, it makes me hyperactive. but somehow it affected me when something unforeseen happened, like that one. I usually listen to that kind of music when ever i just exercise @TiarasOceanView
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• United States
1 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 Yes things like that can happen..it can affect you the music..I understand Letran. It is okay my friend..it will be alright.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@TiarasOceanView my lesson here is i won't play music while inside the supermarket
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@hereandthere (28005)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
maybe she wasn't aware of the senior citizen lane, or she thought all lanes are senior citizen lanes.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 16
Hello @hereandthere well, it was a sad I had to act that what ever reason she has and you never know if she was just catching up with the other groceries, but that's not right too. they should have shop all of it and check it all out together.
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 that's part of our nature. we always try to understand and be patient with older people.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@hereandthere No more listening to music while at the cashier
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@Lucky15 (33449)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
Just think about the age of the woman and maybe try to breathe in and out if you feel like getting angry
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• Philippines
1 Jun 16
Hello @Lucky15 Lol lol that's what the doctor kept telling me, deep breathe ten times a day, looks like I'll be following this advise from him more from now on.
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@Lucky15 (33449)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 youshould.be. lol
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@Lucky15 well, i think i forgot doing that today
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• United States
2 Jun 16
I would be angry also. But she may not notice she cut in line. If she did, and didn't react, I would be more upset and I do say something. Unless I am in a good mood and I'll let it slide. UNLESS she had a lot of groceries I would mention something.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
Hello @infatuatedbby She didn't have much, but I just couldn't believe she would do that even though there's two of us here waiting in line. maybe she was with the previous customer i don't know. I was just upset that moment.
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• United States
2 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 I would be upset at that moment as well. There are some who just cut. Even if she was with the person, she paid separately though!
@youless (89169)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jun 16
Usually I will feel angry if others don't line up. I really hate this behavior. If the cashier is good enough, she will ask the one who cut in to line up in the back.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
But she didn't. that got me snapped @youless and the cashier girl reacted nothing as if she's still a robot checking out groceries and say thanks as if it was nothing. maybe it was right to react that way but i should have asked and complain if she did cut the line
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@tech40 (9102)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
I agree we have senior citizen lane wherien they're priority specially in lanes, anyway just forgive what happened.. some day you'll grow old too..
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
I got bad feeling I will have that karma someday @tech40 but then I might get mad as much too
@acelawrites (10930)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
They should had asked your permission to pass, or tell you that her groceries were part of the groceries of the customer before you. Some people could be so rude. You should talk instead of banging your grocery.
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• Philippines
1 Jun 16
Hello @acelawrites there's a huge sign that says senior citizen lane. well, I don't know what came over me, those idiots from the cashier didn't even bother explaining, i guess they were pretty scared for what I did. I just didn't have time to talk to that woman.
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
It happen sometimes... don't be too hard on yourself.
• China
2 Jun 16
Angry hurt health much. Next time, you met such person, just think she is a bear, you will not be so angry.Maybe you will laugh because it's funny to see a bear buy goods and pay!