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to want to shout at people in the q in front of me......

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purpleraindance Thu 29-Nov-12 19:17:33

for not sorting out their purse/money/card when theyve been stood in the q for ages? why faff & act suprised that you have to pay for your damn shopping? oh & have you got your co-op card? oh yes, hang on a minute..... forgot where you are lovey?! i have better things to do than watch you faff..........

Hopeforever Thu 29-Nov-12 19:19:59

And breathe

Convert Thu 29-Nov-12 19:20:04

YABU for not writing the word 'queue' properly.

scarletforya Thu 29-Nov-12 19:25:46


People like this baffle me. Dozy fucks.

WilsonFrickett Thu 29-Nov-12 19:30:17

And people at the cashpoint who take half an hour. What are they doing? And how can it take so long?

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 29-Nov-12 19:32:30

Always a q thread at this time if year. sad

Think yourslef lucky that you've actually still got a q.

I haven't had a q for ages, in fact have been in comparative peace, with no despondent q thoughts for ages, but someone always vomes along and reminds me of the good times.


You don't appreciate what you've got till it's gone.

Try to be less insensitive in future.


MsElleTow Thu 29-Nov-12 19:32:59


Do tell how I am supposed to manage to use 2 crutches and sort out my purse/money/card all at the same time! hmm

FFS it takes all of about 30 seconds! Are you really in that much of a rush?

purpleraindance Thu 29-Nov-12 19:34:38

drives me insane at the cashpoint as well - i mean really...... why not your mini statement elsewhere when other people are waiting? :-\

germyrabbit Thu 29-Nov-12 19:36:15

i will your my mini statement whenever i want grin

purpleraindance Thu 29-Nov-12 19:36:31

mrselle - not talking about disabled/elderly or people with young kids - thats awful - am talking about people like me - able bodied who just dont think about other people...

TidyDancer Thu 29-Nov-12 19:36:37


Some people do not feel safe getting items out of their bags until the last minute. Or they have a lot of DCs with them and need their hands free. Or any other reason.

I feel sorry for people who can't spare a few minutes just to make other people's lives a bit easier.

GroupieGirl Thu 29-Nov-12 19:37:43

Good point MsElle - and I thought handbag plus bolting toddler was bad enough!

purpleraindance Thu 29-Nov-12 19:37:53

read your even :-)

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Thu 29-Nov-12 19:38:50

Tonight I had to nip in to tesco for tampax bits, goes to free chechout but it isn't free, we are waiting for woman. Who comes barging past me with loads of wine in arms muttering apologies. Fair enough.
Then some big debate ensued about her club card points.. she says ' very sorry ' and rushes past me off to drinks aisle.

Comes back with a large bottle of Bells.

I even surprised myself tonight because when she turned to say ' awfully sorry ' I smiled and said ' it's absolutely fine ' and I've got pmt!

It must be the moon.

MsElleTow Thu 29-Nov-12 19:40:20

But why shouldn't people get their purse out to pay once they have packed their shopping? And who the hell decided when someone can and can't get their mini statement? Maybe they are checking that they have enough money in their account so their card won't be declined, thus holding up impatient people like you!

purpleraindance Thu 29-Nov-12 19:40:33

i work 60 hours a week, run a house, have kids & pregnant so every second counts.....

FreyaFridays Thu 29-Nov-12 19:43:43

What Not To Do In Town

Youtube's danisnotonfire, and his excellent reenactment of this moment at 0:50!

DudeIAmSoFuckingRock Thu 29-Nov-12 19:44:02

may come as a surprise to you but people dont exist to make life easier for you.

Dawndonna Thu 29-Nov-12 19:46:19

Able bodied people like my son. Who looks fine but is all the time filtering out the noise, the lights and various other bits of input so that he can triple check he has what he needs and hear what the cashier is saying to him? How would you know if there was anything wrong with the 17 year old lad infront of you? He's wearing a hoody and jeans, has a schoolbag, long hair, looks like any other teenager.
Slow down before you burn yourself out.

TidyDancer Thu 29-Nov-12 19:46:50

Totally agree Dude.

OP, just because you feel you have a busy life, it doesn't mean other people can't have different checkout routines. It's not up to you how things run.

purpleraindance Thu 29-Nov-12 19:48:27

of course not but why not have your purse-loyality card to hand and not buried? it may be a lovely day out for you but the rest of us have other things to do - i always have my purse in my pocket & loyality card to hand - not left in my sodding car :-(

AnnaRack Thu 29-Nov-12 19:49:19

I always pack my shopping before paying. It soesn't take any longer, and it means there is space for the next person's shopping and it doesn't all get mixed up.

purpleraindance Thu 29-Nov-12 19:50:06

im talking about ditherers not just people who are slow.

Dawndonna Thu 29-Nov-12 19:50:15

Purple. You are being mean and selfish. Sod off.

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Thu 29-Nov-12 19:52:22

Woah OP.

No I would never have my purse in a pocket. Because I'm usually wearing something impractical without pockets for a kick off.. and how much longer can it really take to reach in a bag and get your purse? 5 seconds at most.

Chill Bill.

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