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Supermarket Rage

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Domaby Wed 08-May-13 16:19:21

I've just got back from Sainsburys, which was really busy. I don't think I was BU, but I wanted to see what other people thought.

I had a very full basket and was pushing a double buggy. I went to queue up and was standing in the queue for a few minutes when I noticed that the next check out along was opening. I moved over to that check out and put my basket on the end to start unloading. As I did, a man with a basket put his down on the conveyer belt in front of me and started unloading - basically jumping the queue. He only had about five things so I didn't say anything.

As I was unloading on the conveyer belt the man in front then called out to another man with a basket "come and put your things here" and indicated to the spot on the conveyer belt in between my things and his (I was going to put the heavy stuff at the bottom of my basket there which is why I didn't fill it up).

I must have looked a bit taken aback because he turned to me and said he only has a few things (which was true, he had about five, but I only had about ten!). I then said I thought he should have asked me first since it meant going ahead of me in the queue. The man in front of me then said that it was fine because the second man had been ahead of him in their previous queue. I asked why he didn't let him go in front of him then and said he was a bit rude. He the called me a rude woman and said I didn't want to make him angry. We had a few more words and he then paid and left.

Anyway, sorry this is a bit long. It's just I've never had a row in a supermarket before. Was I BU to protest?

HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 08-May-13 16:22:42

You should have rammed his ankles with your buggy. grin

Some people are just so bloody rude. I had a woman push in front of me last week and I let her get away with it. I was obviously in a good mood that day because anyone who knows me knows I don't put up with stuff like that. She had a lucky escape grin

Birdsgottafly Wed 08-May-13 16:36:51

I would of challenged what he meant by "didn't want to make him angry". He should of let the man go in front of him, you don't tell someone to go behind you. Many men do still have the attitude that their time is more important than women's, especially women pushing pram, or wheelchairs (I have recently found out). It annoys me that other women feed into this by allowing them to get served first. I have frequent arguments with arse-hole drivers, who don't think that Pedestrian crossing apply to them, so I'm probably mot the best judge.

MaxPepsi Wed 08-May-13 16:37:24

He was a twat. I suspect he'd be type to push an elderly person out of the way in order to get a seat on a train.

I'd have said something about him pushing in front of me full stop.

I actually let someone in front of me the other day as they only had one item, little cow never even said thanks!

Domaby Wed 08-May-13 16:41:51

Thanks! I didn't think I was BU but he seemed equally certain that he wasn't which made me wonder. I did wonder whether he thought that I had loads of stuff (although really, even if I did he still shouldn't push in front) - my basket was full but it was things like cereal and milk which take up a lot of room.

When he said I didn't want to make him angry I told him that I wasn't scared of him which I don't think went that well.

Domaby Wed 08-May-13 16:42:29

* went DOWN that well

KansasCityOctopus Wed 08-May-13 16:49:25

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FeckOffCup Wed 08-May-13 17:23:56

I would have laughed in his face at "you don't want to get me angry" and asked him if he was the incredible hulk. Wanker.

Domaby Wed 08-May-13 19:13:19

I didn't think about the Incredible Hulk - I wish I'd said that! It was all very odd - it's not like he even knew the second man. He looked a bit embarrassed and went and paid at a different till.

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