The Stores are way too crowded

@suspenseful (40314)
Canada
December 23, 2008 2:37pm CST
I went to get another blood test today, (it's a wonder I have any left with all those stabbings) and my husband asked if we needed anything. Well he had his walker with him, but stayed in the car, while I went to pick up some extra chocolates at Zellers, and he stayed in the car while I went to get my blood test, so I was thinking, he will be unable to find a spare spot in the handicapped parking spots near Superstore, so I said we did not need anything. Besides the grocers is getting crowded, we already had picked something up last Thursday and I want to get used to shopping close to the weekend, because next year I will be grocery shopping with my daughter-in=law. So I was wondering what would keep you from shopping for grocers when you really needed it, the store being so crowded that it is standing room only or it is inconvenient for someone else?
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
24 Dec 08
I had to go get a few groceries last night, and even THAT store was beyond crowded. People were constantly bumping each other with shopping carts. Normally I do my utmost best to not be shopping during this time of year, specifically because of all the people and the fact that most of them are incredibly grouchy.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
We have the yappers at Superstore who converge in the middle of the aisles, as well as the people who forget their glasses so they stand way on the other side to read something across the aisle, and there are the people who start looking through the apples and the fruits, and place their shopping carts so no one can pass them.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
24 Dec 08
OH yeah! I deal with those too. But I'm a big mouth about it. I usually say in a very loud voice "Excuse YOU!" That seems to get them to move pretty quickly, although I get several dirty looks while they are getting out of my way. But it doesn't bother me one teensy bit. LOL!
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
I happen to shove my way through. It does work. I am quite pushy. Can't wait for no one.
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@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
27 Dec 08
I guess it depends if we need it or not if we can get by with what we have I won't bother going again if we need it though we will go anyway doesn't matter it's full or not hubby never complains about going to grocery store so there is no convenience problem there
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
27 Dec 08
If my husband would quit with the "don't need this" (referring to me buying almonds and yoghurt and not that, spinach, any lettuce except head, new kinds of vegetables, ground turkey, etc.) or anything for a specific dish, I would not mind, but he is such a nit picker!
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
i really hate shopping when it is this close to christmas! one of my co-workers has to do almost all of her shopping today! did you see zellers flyer for boxing day? it has some really great deals! dvds for $2.99! imagine what the crowds will be like then! YIPES Merry Christmas
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
26 Dec 08
That is why I got gift cards at the beginning of December so my family can get what they want and my husband got cash. So they had better not through their Christmas card envelopes away because the money is in them.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
24 Dec 08
You know........... there is SUPPOSED to be this global recession and I understand that people around the US are hurting... especially in areas like Detroit and other devistated regions (New Orleans etc...) but I tell you what... I went into Wal-Mart to pick up some medicine and some needed items for the Christmas party (if you wish to call it a party) that we are having and I could not even find a parking space. It was PACKED. It was literally worse than Black Friday! I could not believe it. And the amount of stuff that was being bought... the only thing I could think of was please God tell me this is not going on credit cards that is going to make this 'recession' even worse. And it wasn't just there... Best Buy was so crowded I didn't even browse around. I just got what I needed and got out of there. Is this a good sign or a bad one... I really don't know. Thanks Zelo
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
I think people are buying before the stuff runs out. And I do hope they can pay it off. We went to our big grocery store today, and it was crowded, as usual. My husband who is handicapped had to go around the parking lot to find a place to park near the entrance and it was cold as well. When we got in, we kept running into other shopping carts, and the produce section was so crowded. At least the junk section was cleared.
• Canada
24 Dec 08
I think I would probably skip the grocery shopping if it were to inconvenience someone else. Long lines and crowds are a nuisance but if I really needed stuff and couldn't wait, I would brave the inconveniences, grin and bear it. We were at the malls yesterday and it really wasn't as busy or as crowded as I had expected. The parking lots were packed though -- as if ever single person drove themselves in separate cars.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
Well our superstore is crowded no matter what day of the week it is. So you cannot win. You might as well not shop at all.
• Canada
23 Dec 08
I can't stay on my feet for too long, so crowded stores would definitely keep my husband and I from shopping. there are a few restaurants around our apartment, and a nice coffee shop up the street, so nothing will keep us from eating, just shopping. We did our shopping for Christmas yesterday, and the stores weren't that bad.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
23 Dec 08
I went in Zellers to pick up some chocolates to take along for Christmas, and the store was not that bad. But the day before, that is Friday, it was so crowded, I kept almost bumping into people and as for going to Superstore, it is crowded anyway, but around Christmas it is a mad house.
@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
26 Dec 08
I don't have a thing for crowded areas persé, they get annoying when people are stressed out and in a hurry because there will be shoving and irritated noises all around you. If everyone were jolly it wouldn't be that bad (like with a friendly football game or a festivity). Unfortunatly close to the holidays people doing groceries tend to forget their holiday spirit and get frustrated and angry over little things. I got my groceries early aswell to avoid the problem.
@dodo19 (38976)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
24 Dec 08
Around this time of the year, stores are often crowded. I'm not a huge fan of them. I already don't like shopping, but when the stores are crowded, I hate it even more. I really can't stand it, as it makes moving around extremely difficult, which makes things that much more difficult to find what you want. It's really not fun at all. I think that this is the worse time of the year to shop.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
24 Dec 08
rally like to go when stores or not to crouded but If I have to I hae too. SOme times early morning is best to beat the crouds
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Dec 08
I hate shopping when stores are crowded. I would rather wait and go late at night or something when they are less crowded.
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@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
If I go to a big grocery store and it is crowded I will just walk out and not shop there. I don't like to shop when the store is so full you have to wait in line for an hour to pay for your groceries. I know most of the cashiers are doing the best they can but some of them aren't really trying all that hard. I worked as a cashier in a Sobies store and I know some of the kids that worked there were not driven and were very slow. So I will leave the store and go to a corner store if there is something I really need, even though it cost a little more. Like if I need milk or bread or butter. Something small. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris