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People in the Tesco queue are doing the Macarena and I’m cringing so hard I think I might turn inside out

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Prettybubblesintheair Fri 08-May-20 13:54:39

Just that really, essential shopping trip for us and two elderly shielded neighbours. Standing in the huge queue for Tesco, they’re blasting 90’s and 00’s classics out and people are dancing accordingly. At the end of each song they all cheer and clap. I’m a complete introvert, would rather shut my left tit in a car door than get involved.

Probably being a miserable kill joy but with a killer virus on the loose I don’t feel like flailing your limbs about and cheering me in close proximity to lots of people is the best idea. I want to shop then go home and sit in the bloody garden, not do the fucking time warp. Again.

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Prettybubblesintheair Fri 08-May-20 13:55:30

Ignore the random me in that last paragraph.

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ballsdeep Fri 08-May-20 13:55:42

Get your groove on and swing those hips!
Hay macarena!!

TheThingWithFeathers Fri 08-May-20 13:55:53

I would feel the same as you, that sounds horrendous!

Pinkarsedfly Fri 08-May-20 13:56:01


CuppaZa Fri 08-May-20 13:56:13

You’ll get loads of people commenting YABU, but I agree with you OP. It’s come to light there’s some right tits about. Maybe it’s boredom

SeriouslyRetro Fri 08-May-20 13:56:20

Where do you live??

Gunpowder Fri 08-May-20 13:56:36

I think it sounds fun! grin

Pinkarsedfly Fri 08-May-20 13:56:59

SeriouslyRetro Hell, I reckon.

Likethebattle Fri 08-May-20 13:57:00

I’d be praying lightening would strike me!

dudsville Fri 08-May-20 13:57:15

I wouldn't want to do it but i think it's a great idea and am glad to know it's happening!

Cheeseycheeseycheesecheese Fri 08-May-20 13:57:30

Sorry but this got me singing and laughing
do the fucking time warp. Again

Are you sure you don't want to join in? Seems like a good perk upper(is that a thing?) for lockdown

dudsville Fri 08-May-20 13:57:37

I'm the same way with the clapping btw!

enjoyingscience Fri 08-May-20 13:57:52

Oh god, I’m not in the least bit introvert, but would still rather stub my toe than do the Macarena in a supermarket queue. YANBU.

HelloDulling Fri 08-May-20 13:58:01


SquitMcJit Fri 08-May-20 13:58:29

I think I’d have to leave the queue

LemonScentedStickyBat Fri 08-May-20 13:59:10

Am really not a killjoy but OMG no no no

LadyofTheManners Fri 08-May-20 13:59:23

I doubt it's compulsory to join in or be asked to shop elsewhere.
Let people get on with it. You have every right not to, they have every right to enjoy having to queue up for ages

Prettybubblesintheair Fri 08-May-20 13:59:23

My ample hips would definitely break the 2n rule if swung. Not that anyone else is abiding by that. A few have high fived.

I’ve got a bastarding wonky trolley too, it keeps veering off to the right towards the dancing people so I probably look like I’m tentatively pointing my trolley in that direction in the hope of being coaxed to join in. Either that or the trolley wants a boogie. Bastard.

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Tigertrees Fri 08-May-20 13:59:39

Many threads on here about the impact of lockdown on people's mental health and you begrudge those who enjoy a bit of cheering up before the trauma of a supermarket shop? It's all a bit Butlins for me for I would not mind anyone else getting their groove on (from 2m away)

P1nkHeartLovesCake Fri 08-May-20 13:59:42

You have walked in to Hell 😭😭

Buy gin in the shop to numb the pain once home, gin is British right? And it is VE Day

PhilSwagielka Fri 08-May-20 13:59:55

I'm glad I wasn't there, because I would have joined in and made a tit of myself.

MarieQueenofScots Fri 08-May-20 13:59:56

Christ do you live in purgatory?

VioletCharlotte Fri 08-May-20 13:59:58

I've come to the conclusion I must be really miserable as I would hate this too! Also can't think of anything worse than a street party with the neighbours and the Thursday clapping makes me cringe. I can't help it. I sometimes think it would be nice to be more like the people who enjoy this stuff!

CodenameVillanelle Fri 08-May-20 14:00:00

Jesus Christ what a horrific thought

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