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Imagineer posted:
Have you ever been shocked how little people know how to behave in the grocery store? Or other places where the public seems to have lost half their IQ points?

I was discussing this with my counselor and she thought about symptems of absessive compulsive PERSONALITY disorder. Where people have rules that others are supposed to live by..and those people have no idea, nor required to respect your rules.

Of course there is the initial anger when wronged (or seemingly wronged) but assuming there are multiple rules in the grocery store is a good example of acpd (ok, my shortcut non-word).
jselleck responded:
My mom used to be a cashier in the local grocery store in my hometown. She got all kinds of people coming through her line, from the locals she knew from way back when, to newbies who had no idea how to behave in our little town. She used to regale us with stories. Somehow things always got worse around the holidays, especially the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Once she became the floral department manager things got even worse. We would hardly see her Valentine's week or Mother's Day week. Or prom season. The one saving grace was she always had Mother's Day off because her department was closed so the rest of the store had to cover it if anyone wanted balloons or something special she didn't have in the fridge. Since I've been out on my own and buying my own groceries I've learned the hard way that you don't want to go grocery shopping the day before Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve. Not if you want to escape with your sanity intact.


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