I went to the grocery store, earlier this evening, and was wondering something.
I suspect that some of you might have the same thoughts, or have come to the same,
albeit, faulty conclusion; but do people shop like they drive?
Seriously, I had maybe four different items to pick up, I knew exactly where they
were located at, and other than waiting in line, maybe two minutes tops to gather
the items that I wished to purchase. Well, in theory.
Every isle I wanted to go down, or use as a detour, had some moron blocking the
isle, or a group of morons, and I was like WTF! Seriously people? Do you not
know that other people are trying to use the same isle, or are you just so self
centered that you do not care, or are so oblivious to your surroundings that
you are definitely not qualified for much of anything other than needlepoint, or
something of that ilk?
The worst: Some dude in a gaggle of women saw me coming down the isle. Instead
of moving out of the way he just stared at me. Since I was in snatch-it mode I
spun around and had to weave throw another cluster of dimbulbs to come back around
to the same isle. Usually I would have said excuse me and bulldozed the idiot out
of the way, but...
The best: Some lady, at my second to last stop, along the final leg to the check-out,
was shopping with her daughter. I am guessing the daughter was between 12-14 YO, but
that really did not matter. Anyway, the daughter parked their cart sort of in front
of where I was going to grab some American cheese, pulled up along the refer unit,
providing at least a path around. I sort of knew exactly where I was going and was
able to just reach down and grab what I wanted as her mother was telling her daughter
to move the cart. I responded to the daughter, and loud enough for the mother to hear,
that it was not a problem and to not worry about it. I was off and gone before they
had a chance to respond or anything else. 5 seconds later I grabbed my final two items
and hit the check-out line.
Now, Having drove around the south for the past three and a half years I have come upon
quite a few idiots on the road. This includes Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee,
Miscopy, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas (the people in Arkansas and Memphis must be
brain dead, or something). Anyway, I wonder if these people shop the way that they
drive. I will not go into specifics, but I have been through all of the West Coast states,
Southern states(excluding Georgia) -- I-10/20/30/40--, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and
Colorado. Growing up in California might have me a bit biased, but wow, some people
just don't know how to drive. I thought Cali was bad, but some of these other places
take the cake and make Cali look professional, in the least. Minus La La Land and parts
of the Gay Area. Though, I blame the problems around the bay to bad planning. La La
Land is just that. Self absorbed me only types, and millions of them. I hear Boston
sucks, and I could only be glad I have zero plans on going to NYC.
So, I think the worst drivers that I have come upon are centralized around Arkansas.
Whether just passing through, or what, I cannot say. All I know is that the truckers
on I-30 need to be shot, and that the I-30 corridor, in general, is way too fubar'd
for such a small population. When one nears Memphis, it is a total CF until one is
lucky enough to escape south or south east. North and east really did not give much
relief for some distance.
Well, I am done with blathering. Anyone care to share their thoughts on shopping and
how it correlates to driving, or the worst place you have ever driven?