Thursday, August 04, 2005

pet peeve #1

People that stand too close in the check out aisles. This happened to me yesterday. And to make matters worse, personal hygiene was an issue and made the situation more unpleasant. Why can't people just give me two feet of breathing room? This guy was less than a foot away from me. I can't move up, because then I'm crowding someone else, which creates a whole chain of people too close for comfort. What's the best thing to do in this situation? I have no ideas.....

3 comments:

Duck Hunter said...

i agree. Sometimes, if you have a shopping cart, you can stand in front of your cart to act as a buffer.

Miranda said...

That's a good idea. I only had a basket, though, and it was on the conveyor belt already.... Maybe I should always get a cart.

cj said...

Say "Excuse me but if you stand that close much longer I'm afraid I'll vomit. Nothing personal…
I'm very claustrophobic." and hold your hand over your mouth and breathe real fast. It worked for me in a subway in NYC.