sigh, mass hysteria at the grocery store tomorrow

  1. There will be the usual holiday rush. Then add to that the fact that weatherman is calling for two or three inches of snow. You get the holiday shoppers and the idiots that think they got to stock up on a year supply of food because of the weather. I would rather work a month on a med/surg floor in the middle of a flu epidemic then go to the grocery store tomorrow. But I suppose I must, couldn't get out today because I have this bad cold.
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  3. by   cindyln
    I took care of that problem.I went to the grocery store today.The two days a year that I hate being in the grocery store or mall,Thanksgiving eve and Christmas Eve.
  4. by   Q.
    I went to the grocery store yesterday veeerrryyy early. I get panic attacks when I go grocery shopping and there are mobs of people.

  5. by   Stargazer
    Ooh, good reminder. I have to go grocery shopping tonight after work. Gotta make sure I'm all stocked up on everything so I don't have to go again for at least a week.
  6. by   oramar
    You will not believe this. At 11:30 this morning, I was actually in the parking lot in front of the grocery store. I felt to ill to get out of car and go in. I know you will say that if you got that far you would get in and do what you had to do. Up until 11:30 this morning I would have said that also.
  7. by   Q.
    Oramar, that is how I feel! I usually have to stick my head in the freezer section to calm down. People are so rude and they are always touchingme!
  8. by   Ortho_RN
    I always do my shopping a couple of days before the rush.. Several of my friends wait until the day before... I don't feel sorry for them at all... Especially when they have NO excuse for not going earlier..
  9. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Susy K
    Oramar, that is how I feel! I usually have to stick my head in the freezer section to calm down. People are so rude and they are always touchingme!
    OMG, the visual is priceless-- Susy bent at the waist with her head in the frozen pizzas, as strangers repeatedly poke her and say, "Um, I just wanted a DiGiorno's Supreme over there--look, are you gonna be here all day?" :chuckle

    (I know, you're going to try to spoil my fun by claiming you stick your head in the upright freezers! My version's funnier.)
  10. by   ptnurse
    Never mind tomorrow. I went this afternoon for a few things and there were people EVERYWHERE!!
  11. by   Mkue
    I don't like to go when it's really crowded either.. so hard to dodge ppl with the carts.. I like to get in and get out
  12. by   mopsi
    ....and here I thought I was alone with the PANIC ATTACK in the crowded stores..PS ..I also deplore malls..enter only at off peak times..park next to the entrance nearest the store I have to go into..and quickly flee..I love the 24 hour Supermarkets..and again get in and out as fast as my little ole cart will take me..the self serve checkouts are a plus too, so I can scrutinize what price is really being charged...I'll think of SusyK from now on ..LOL
  13. by   Lausana
    I was just at Walmart tonight and guess what-got to go back tomorrow, just found out everyone will actually be coming now I've got to double the recipe I'm bringing, sigh, on the bright side our Walmart just got self-scanners!! Woohoo! My mom can't handle crowds either feels like she can't breathe, so I'm always sent out from last minute runs
  14. by   CashewLPN
    hmm... I dislike the maul too... but, they are the only one with this great clothing store Ilove... (its called Torrid.... it has plus sized COOL clothing... its great!)

    grocery shopping... well... I tend to go a 2am.... or.. if i go at any other time, the blue bus w/ the old people pull up alongside me...