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Evannah
06-04-2015, 05:46 PM
I was out at the local craft store earlier (very small shop) and a woman in a red t-shirt was asking one of the colleagues something. The woman in red suddenly moved towards me, not watching where she was going, and barged into me. Not hard, but woah, use your eyes and try to imagine other customers doing their shopping as well, because believe it or not, this isn't your own personal shop. And as I said earlier, this is a small shop, so you really do have to mind where you're walking.

Not one word of apology or anything. Then, she and the colleague walked over to the front of the store as I was walking down to pay, and the colleague was telling the lady in red that they had sold out of something she wanted, and was just trying to tell her when they might be in next, talking about deliveries, etc, and the customer just walked out of the shop as the colleague was mid-sentence.

Manners cost nothing, you know. And also you should use them often because one of these days you're going to be rude to the wrong person and end up red in the face after they've either given you a talking down or punched you in the nose.

April
06-04-2015, 09:18 PM
I love to embarrass people who bump/run into me and don't say anything. I usually get super solicitous. Like I stat talking really loudly and say "Oh excuse me! are you ok? are you sure? You hit me pretty hard, so I just wanted to make sure you weren't hurt". Normally they mumble out an "excuse me" or "Sorry" and hurry away.

I'm pretty cool with saying excuse me if it's my fault, or even when we just ran into each other. but I have been hit pretty hard by people who have not said a single word to me.

pudddykat
06-05-2015, 05:46 PM
We have tons of construction going on so there are temporary routs set up. The walkway set up by the construction crew for us to get from our building to the parking garage is rather narrow. I was walking toward the parking and a woman was coming toward me pulling a rolling tote thingy and had her nose up her...I mean in her phone. Since I couldn't go around I just stopped. She got close and was like oh sorry. Narrow space please keep your head out of your asses and/or electronic devices.

Earlier that same day I ran an errand and came back to the building. A woman in front of me stops literally in front of the building entrance door and fluffs her hair as if using the reflection to primp herself. I went around her and opened the door. Apparently a glass door coming at one's nose tends to wake one up LOL. I didn't and wouldn't hit her with the door as that goes against my moral code. Darned it.

Slave to the Phone
06-07-2015, 12:21 AM
If I'm someplace that has carts, I always grab one even if I'm just going to buy one can of veggies. I use it as a shield when people start walking around with their phone out. I also stop and brace myself for impact. When they get mad at me for running into them, I just smile sweetly and tell them that I wasn't moving, they were.

WishfulSpirit
06-07-2015, 06:19 PM
The other day the bus door closed on me after I had the person in front of me let the station door close in my face. Bad day with doors.

DGoddessChardonnay
06-08-2015, 09:41 PM
If I'm someplace that has carts, I always grab one even if I'm just going to buy one can of veggies. I use it as a shield when people start walking around with their phone out. I also stop and brace myself for impact. When they get mad at me for running into them, I just smile sweetly and tell them that I wasn't moving, they were.

I have to do this at Wallyworld especially, as folks are TERRIBLE for this.

I give folks two options:

1) pay attention to where you're going and stay outta my way

2) get run over

As I told one woman who was walking through the EXIT door as I was coming through w/a buggy full of groceries (dog food on the bottom) who had the gall to walk into my cart - "I don't play chicken.":wave:

bunrotha
06-09-2015, 01:10 PM
If I'm someplace that has carts, I always grab one even if I'm just going to buy one can of veggies. I use it as a shield when people start walking around with their phone out. I also stop and brace myself for impact. When they get mad at me for running into them, I just smile sweetly and tell them that I wasn't moving, they were.

That's a special kind of fun. Even more fun if you're large and ugly enough (like, say... me) that your bracing is very solid, and can pull off a "seriously not amused" look.

Also, the cart makes a good shield for when you're looking in the reductions cabinet and the little old ladies with no respect for personal space are circling. Stuff taken out of my hands, I tell you..

notalwaysright
06-09-2015, 07:35 PM
That's a special kind of fun. Even more fun if you're large and ugly enough (like, say... me) that your bracing is very solid, and can pull off a "seriously not amused" look.

Also, the cart makes a good shield for when you're looking in the reductions cabinet and the little old ladies with no respect for personal space are circling. Stuff taken out of my hands, I tell you..

It is fun! I nearly always get a cart, and I will do the same thing. See the person barreling toward me, clearly with their head... somewhere... and just stop to see if they will really run into me. I'm average height, but I have "resting bitch face" which can be useful.

I also do this while walking outside on the sidewalk. I have no problem moving onto the grass sometimes. Say it's a narrow sidewalk and someone is pushing a stroller, okay I'll move for them. But when it's two people walking side by side, you know what? They can walk single file for TWO SECONDS when we pass each other. A good portion of the year the grass is super wet and muddy. Or strollers on wider sidewalks. They have a tendency to hog all the room possible. I conveniently stop walking to check my phone or sip water. They have to make the immense effort of moving over slightly. I'm not forcing them off the sidewalk, they have to move a few inches.

Lace Neil Singer
06-10-2015, 10:06 AM
I always hate mombies with those giant buggies that are the size of a small car. They take up the entire pavement, and the mombie pushing it always expects people to step into the road. I won't; I'll just stand there til they budge out the way cuz, get this, I'm not risking my life by stepping into a busy road just cuz you think that your baby needs a massive buggy.

wolfie
06-11-2015, 12:32 AM
LNS, what happens when 2 mothers with the giant buggies are coming down the sidewalk in opposite directions, and they meet?

DGoddessChardonnay
06-12-2015, 12:47 AM
LNS, what happens when 2 mothers with the giant buggies are coming down the sidewalk in opposite directions, and they meet?

SECURITY to AISLE 7!!!

Plus, someone will most likely record that brawl and upload it to YouTube and we'll all be watching it online or on tv news.:eek:

Seshat
06-13-2015, 12:27 PM
Oh, that's easy: unstoppable force, meet immovable object. :D

Lace Neil Singer
06-16-2015, 10:52 PM
LNS, what happens when 2 mothers with the giant buggies are coming down the sidewalk in opposite directions, and they meet?

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! :lol: