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    • z1a
    • By z1a 10th Jun 17, 2:40 PM
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    Karma.
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    • 10th Jun 17, 2:40 PM
    Karma. 10th Jun 17 at 2:40 PM
    Just loading our weekly shop on the conveyor when I saw an item left on shelf at end of conveyor. Asked the couple in front if it was theirs, she looked at me as if to say "What's it to you?", He says yes, and holds his hand out for it. Not another word.
    As soon as our shopping started to come through I noticed he had left his card in reader, so I thought OK, I'll not notice 'til we come to pay, by which time I hope they were in their car and away. Handed card to cashier.
    Can only hope that they didn't realise until much later, and it seriously inconveniences them.
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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 10th Jun 17, 2:59 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 2:59 PM
    I accidentally got in a woman's way in Morrisons this morning. If looks could kill! Either supermarkets attract people who are devoid of manners or today is jinxed for some reason!
    • z1a
    • By z1a 10th Jun 17, 3:10 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 3:10 PM
    This was Morrisons as well, in Blackburn.
    • Eliza
    • By Eliza 10th Jun 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 3:19 PM
    Horrible. Why sink to their level and anyway how do you know they didn't have something else awful on their minds, a tragedy or something. I've just filled in a survey about typical British behaviour, wish I'd read this first - my answers would've been different. Destroys your faith a bit to read this.
    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam5; 12-06-2017 at 11:33 AM. Reason: Quoting edited post
    • z1a
    • By z1a 10th Jun 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 4:49 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 4:49 PM
    Horrible. Why sink to their level and anyway how do you know they didn't have something else awful on their minds, a tragedy or something. I've just filled in a survey about typical British behaviour, wish I'd read this first - my answers would've been different. Destroys your faith a bit to read this.
    Originally posted by Eliza
    Something on their minds wouldn't stop most people being courteous.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 10th Jun 17, 5:41 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 5:41 PM
    Yup I can understand why you would do that
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    • squiggles
    • By squiggles 10th Jun 17, 6:31 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 6:31 PM
    I wonder what your karma will be.
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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 10th Jun 17, 7:01 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 7:01 PM
    The card wasn't stolen, presumably the OP handed it to the cashier. Had they handed it to the rude people they would in all likelihood have been subjected to more rudeness.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 10th Jun 17, 7:23 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 7:23 PM
    Since we moved to Devon in 2004 we've noticed how friendly and polite everyone is. This morning we went to the farm shop and the queue to pay was long. Instead of moaning people got chatting and when we got back to our car a couple waved at us as if we were old friends. We'd only met them a few minutes before in the queue
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 10th Jun 17, 7:46 PM
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    The thing that annoys the t*ts off me in the supermarket is when the person behind you starts loading their stuff onto the conveyor before you've finished loading your own stuff. Erm, excuse me, I'm going to need more room than the mere 12 inches of conveyor you've left me for the rest of my shopping.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 10th Jun 17, 9:37 PM
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    I wonder what your karma will be.
    Originally posted by squiggles
    Being able to hear the racket from an Elton John concert going on from my house.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 10th Jun 17, 9:44 PM
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    The thing that annoys the t*ts off me in the supermarket is when the person behind you starts loading their stuff onto the conveyor before you've finished loading your own stuff. Erm, excuse me, I'm going to need more room than the mere 12 inches of conveyor you've left me for the rest of my shopping.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    I'm right there with you.......... But not too close obviously!
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 10th Jun 17, 9:56 PM
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    The thing that annoys the t*ts off me in the supermarket is when the person behind you starts loading their stuff onto the conveyor before you've finished loading your own stuff. Erm, excuse me, I'm going to need more room than the mere 12 inches of conveyor you've left me for the rest of my shopping.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    Don't know what's worse, that, or people not putting the separator bar on the conveyor after them.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 10th Jun 17, 10:04 PM
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    Don't know what's worse, that, or people not putting the separator bar on the conveyor after them.
    Originally posted by z1a
    That doesn't bother me at all. But it obviously bothered the woman behind me today who squeezed herself past me, my trolley and the two people in front of me just to get her divider! If she'd have waited a few minutes for me to shuffle forward I'd have put it in place as soon a I could reach it.
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    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 10th Jun 17, 10:19 PM
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    Since we moved to Devon in 2004 we've noticed how friendly and polite everyone is. This morning we went to the farm shop and the queue to pay was long. Instead of moaning people got chatting and when we got back to our car a couple waved at us as if we were old friends. We'd only met them a few minutes before in the queue
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    Nice people attract other nice people - simples!
    Should have joined Borrowmydoggy.com
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 11th Jun 17, 2:52 PM
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    I'd have done the same as the OP; I don't like rudeness when shopping.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 11th Jun 17, 2:55 PM
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    ... people not putting the separator bar on the conveyor after them.
    Originally posted by z1a
    I sometimes do that as I can't reach it yet - and as there are two people in front of me, I figure I'll reach it soon, there's no rush ... and a bigger (in all directions) person will quite often lean right over me, nudging me out of the way to grab at it! That's farquin rude.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 11th Jun 17, 4:41 PM
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    While we're on the subject of shopping in supermarkets, somebody was letting his little boy ride his bike in the small local supermarket today. It was causing chaos, as people (myself included) had to step out of the way quickly to avoid getting run over by the bike. If it were me I would have got the boy to tie the bike up outside. Is it me? Why would someone allow their child to ride a bike in a shop?!
    • Youcandoit
    • By Youcandoit 12th Jun 17, 11:12 AM
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    Being kind does work - I was in the queue in our local supermarket and there was a couple behind me. The man had a cold and was coughing so I offered him a cough sweet. He gratefully took it and as I was paying the lady handed the cashier a discount card. It turned out that she used to work for the supermarket chain and had a lifelong discount card so I saved £4.00 - not a bad return for a cough sweet!
    • uberalles
    • By uberalles 12th Jun 17, 11:47 AM
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    Don't know what's worse, that, or people not putting the separator bar on the conveyor after them.
    Originally posted by z1a
    I've now stopped doing that.........since I concluded that the person in the queue behind me rarely has the courtesy to either say thank you or nod in appreciation. They can simply just wait. As per everything else, the growing few ruin it for the rest.

    I always say thank you to everyone for most things, including somebody placing a separator bar on the conveyor.
    A heart that's...full up like a landfill...a job that slowly kills you...bruises that won't heal.
    He knows there's fewer more distressing sights than that of an British man in a baseball cap.
    I got so tired of concluding that there's nothing for us to conclude.....
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