Habits of strangers that drive you crazy?!!!

  1. What drives me crazy is when I need to get in a line and the person ahead of me stands way back from the counter. I want to say "get in line!". Irritates the heck out of me everytime. Why do they stand so far back to be next in line?
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   babynurselsa
    That doesn't bother me nearly as much as those LOLs that will scoot up so far that their cart is wedged against my hip.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    People who shop and talk on their cellphone at the same time, not EVEN paying attention to the convoy of people behind them waiting to get to the spaghetti sauce.

    People who put their cart in the middle of the aisle, then act all annoyed when they have to move it over for you to pass through. Mainly because they have to move the cart one-handed since their other hand is attached to the cell phone.

    People who decide they don't want an item, and they just set it down anywhere. I've seen packs of raw meat that are warm from sitting on a shelf in the baking goods aisle.

    People who aren't ready to pay after their stuff is rung up. I have my debit card in my hand ready to slide it when they hit that enter button.

    I'll probably get flamed for this one, but sometimes i wish there was a separate WIC checkout line. I was stuck in a line (no others open) for 18 minutes (literally) while some woman with acrylic fingernails with feathers glued to them, several gold bangles and chains, real Ugg boots, Timberland winter coat, and 4 pairs of earrings, rang up 6 different orders for formula. I mention the attire because i stood there (bored) and wondered how someone can be poor enough to qualify for WIC, but not poor enough that they can't dress to the 9s, and have a $70 fingernail job done.

    Every once in awhile i get behind that person who doesn't read that a lane is 20 items or less, but once they find that out, instead of going to another register, they'll just divide up their order 3 or 4 times, 20 items per order, however many times it takes to ring the crap up.

    I just went to the store. Perhaps it shows. I don't think it's a coincidence that i do grocery shopping before i go to church :stone
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Oct 15, '06
  5. by   adrienurse
    People who let their children run wild in the supermarket and you have to constantly be on guard not to hit them with your cart. I also hate when the line is long and people are pushing up close to me even though it's not moving. BACK out of my personal space people.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    People who let their children run wild in the supermarket and you have to constantly be on guard not to hit them with your cart.

    And the parents who ask "Have you seen my son?" (which you saw "son" flying down aisle 4) . Sorry, you idiot, it's not my day to watch him.
  7. by   NursesRmofun
    I like the ones that look at all your groceries with such curiosity....like they should have thought of that item! LOL...Or they may be judging our taste in food. Maybe they are wondering what we are making for dinner! LOL
  8. by   gauge14iv
    The people who act like they didnt know they were going to have to pay when they got the end of the check out line. They wait until all the groceries are rung up and they have a total before they start digging in their purse for a checkbook or credit card...

    And then they want to use coupons too...

    And then they decide they don't want the 3# tin of peanuts and the 7 packs of blue kool-aid and the box of margerine after all...

    Makes me wanna say...
    LADY!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WANDERING THE AISLES FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF! YOU HAD AN HOUR AND A HALF TO DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT AND DIDNT WANT!

    YOU ARE STANDING IN THE BUSINESS END OF THE STORE HOLDING UP THE REST OF THE LINE FROM DOING BUSINESS - WHEN YOU GET TO THE BUSINESS END, BE READY TO *DO* BUSINESS!


    But I don't. I have asked if we couldn't please move things along as there are 12 people in line now. I have done that.

    I always wondered about the folks when I worked in the ER with 70.00 nail jobs, cell phones (back in the early nineties when they were still too expensive for most folks), Gucci purses, yet who had Medicaid. I wondered about those too.
  9. by   DutchgirlRN
    I had a lady about 4 people in line in front of my at the grocery store. She looked poor. She was buying one dozen eggs. She was counting out change and didn't have enough. The cashier said "sorry you'll have to find 8 cents and then get back in line". I handed the lady $5.00 and said "This is my good deed for the day". I can't believe the cashier wouldn't let her have the eggs because of 8 cents but then I remember once when I was one penny short and the cashier made me break a $100.00 that I had hidden in my purse for emergencies. No one in line offered me a penny. :uhoh21:

    I get really irritated at people who don't turn right at red lights after stopping at the stop sign.

    People who pull into traffic but have to wait until both sides are clear enough for 10 cars to have gone. I have honked at them at least twice in the past year. It seems to be getting worse.

    Patients who I assess, pull out their pills, name each one for them as I push them out of the package and say this is i.e. Cozaar for your blood pressure, Nexium for your stomach, etc, etc. I hand them the cup of pills and they look at me and say "what are all these pills?"
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Oct 15, '06
  10. by   DutchgirlRN
    Having to tip waitress because restaurants only pay 1/2 of minimum wage!

    I don't mind tipping a waitress, excuse me, a server when the service is decent but I do think it's awful that restaurants can get away with paying their employees so little and rely on the customers to make up the difference. The restaurants certainly make enough money.

    In Holland they are paid well. Tipping is totally optional. I do tip in Holland when service is good which is 99% of the time but notice that the locals don't often tip but the servers don't seem to expect it anyway. One said to me "you don't have to tip like in America, here's your money back, we get paid good". I told her "no it's for you, you did a great job waiting on us". She was very pleased indeed.
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Oct 15, '06
  11. by   gauge14iv
    I dont mind tippig at all - its certainly an incentive to provide better service. I tip well when servie is good, and leave a note that says "Perhaps the service will be better next time" on the receipt without a tip if it's bad.

    What is funny - A waitress has 6 tables all night and nobody at her tables just came back from surgery, is at risk for dying, etc. How is it that some places expect a NURSE to take care of 8 PATIENTS?
  12. by   truern
    Quote from NursesRmofun
    I like the ones that look at all your groceries with such curiosity....like they should have thought of that item! LOL...Or they may be judging our taste in food. Maybe they are wondering what we are making for dinner! LOL
    Hi, that was *me*!! Sigh...I was only hoping for inspiration because I couldn't think of a single thing that sounded good for dinner!!
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I'm not always looking at people's groceries. Sometimes, i'm checking out their arms, looking for good veins.
  14. by   gauge14iv
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I'm not always looking at people's groceries. Sometimes, i'm checking out their arms, looking for good veins.
    BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

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