Straining my patience!

I confess that I’m not the most patient person at the best of times. I do my best, but there are times when I seriously would like to just slap someone. Especially inconsiderate people who literally act like they’re alone on the earth. I was picking up some groceries yesterday, and trying to keep my distance and wait my turn if someone was at the same place I needed to be. So...I wanted some bagels, and this guy pulled up his cart at the same time I did, so I stood back and waited. And waited, and waited, and ...! The guy proceeded to microscopically examine virtually every bag on the shelf. He picked them up, put them in his cart, then picked up others and squeezed them, held them in both hands as if he was weighing them, pulled them out of his cart and put them back on the shelf, etc. This went in for at least 5 minutes while he completely ignored those of us who were waiting. (by this time there was 3 of us). If it hadn’t been for the fact that the bagels were the last item I needed before I checked out, I wouldn’t have waited. All I have to say is that he has no idea how close he came to being rammed by my shopping cart! Inconsiderate jerk.

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Good PSA

Jun 4, 2020 at 1:23pm

This is not the time to be gently squeezing all the avocados, people.

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We're only supposed to touch

Jun 4, 2020 at 2:20pm

the bread, apple, lettuce, pack of hot dogs etc that we are buying, to avoid the spread of germs. No more choosing. If you touch it, it's yours . And if you take something to the til and change your mind, the store has to throw it away.

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You were patient

Jun 4, 2020 at 2:21pm

After about 30 secs if there is a line, it's ok to speak up.

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Excuse me please

Jun 4, 2020 at 5:58pm

Just say excuse me next time . I would hate that too....

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So...

Jun 4, 2020 at 8:32pm

... I'm the sort of person that jerks like you can bully. It's funny, like, I don't drive, but if I'm in a car on a one-lane highway, I can literally feel the jerks like you behind us seething at not being able to pass. Most of my friends, they just don't feel it. I'm sensitive.

At the grocery store, I give way to jerks like you because it's easier than, I don't know, picking up your bad vibes. So I'll get out of your way _then come back_ because you're such jerk-offs.

This guy is not the jerk---why don't you go do the rest of your shopping and come back? You don't even seem to care so much about the handling as about the fact that he took his time. Why do you think people should have to move for your convenience? I mean, with my, you just seethe and I get out of your way---like, for most of history, people like you would fight with people over trivial shit.

"All I have to say is that he has no idea how close he came to being rammed by my shopping cart!"

For all you know he has had a stroke, has a cognitive problem, an invisible disability, etc. It's telling how the majority of people are assholes like you from all of the upvotes. I sort of think about not getting out of the way for people like you, to train you how to be patient.

tldr; you're an impatient, inconsiderate, belligerent loser. For most of history your temper would have gotten you taken care of.

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Har!

Jun 4, 2020 at 9:59pm

You need a forbearance colander

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Happens every day in Vancouver virus or not

Jun 5, 2020 at 2:22am

So what. People suck, haven't you figured that out yet?

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@So...

Jun 5, 2020 at 7:35am

Really? I’m the jerk because I waited while some self-absorbed idiot completely ignored the fact that several other people were waiting while he played with the bagels? If you had read the post you would know that I’d already done the rest of my shopping. I have to assume that you’re the type of self-absorbed twit just like him, and you’ll be that person standing still in the middle of the sidewalk having a phone conversation while you expect everyone else to move around you. You’ll also be that self-absorbed moron driving slower than all the other traffic on the road because you’re right and they’re all wrong; you’ll be doing that in the passing lane too, because you’re that much of a SELF-ABSORBED jerk.

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@@So...

Jun 5, 2020 at 11:23pm

If it were just waiting and expressing frustration, I think that's one thing, but, like, you were almost going to ram him with your cart? I actually was at the grocery store today, some guy was looking at the frozen pizzas. I wanted in the area he was in, and instead of just staring at him, I went and looked at the jam. Then I came back and he was gone.

As for the passing lane, no, in fact that's one of the things that gets my spidey sense tingling, I remember driving to manning park with someone I'd met recently, and she just sat in the passing lane. I could feel the people behind us, but, you know, I'm not gonna say anything, she's the driver.

I think you're pretty uptight and, like, what would you do, fight about it? Just chill out man, you're not that big.

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Grocery store worker

Jun 6, 2020 at 9:58am

You try working in a grocery store for 1 day . So much ignorance . So much inconsideration .I am really surprised there are not fist fights daily .
Selfishness everywhere .

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