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Trivial Things that annoy you (corona edition)


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Stupid bloody shop yesterday. A person on the door, limiting people going in because it was so full. A person on the till queue, making sure people were distanced. A single person on th

A real man has a list of items in aisle order and is looking to beat his personal best time.

The old ladies in the supermarket who insist on scrutinising the packet for 5 minutes before finally deciding if it's trolley- worthy.  In the old days I would reach over, grab what I needed and be on

The old ladies in the supermarket who insist on scrutinising the packet for 5 minutes before finally deciding if it's trolley- worthy.  In the old days I would reach over, grab what I needed and be on my way, now I can't with distancing so I have to stand and wait till the cost benefit analysis on the 21p tin of beans is complete.

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1 hour ago, RWJ said:

The old ladies in the supermarket who insist on scrutinising the packet for 5 minutes before finally deciding if it's trolley- worthy.  In the old days I would reach over, grab what I needed and be on my way, now I can't with distancing so I have to stand and wait till the cost benefit analysis on the 21p tin of beans is complete.

I couldn't get to the milk for similar as a women in her fifties, neither frail nor old, decided she had to read every label of every pot of cream.  I went off for the rest of the list and left the milk until last.

My trivial annoyance is when I breeze past the hand sanitiser at supermarket entrances - I'm not touching that as anyone could have handled it - and there is the occasional sotto voce "tut".

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2 hours ago, RWJ said:

The old ladies in the supermarket who insist on scrutinising the packet for 5 minutes before finally deciding if it's trolley- worthy.  In the old days I would reach over, grab what I needed and be on my way, now I can't with distancing so I have to stand and wait till the cost benefit analysis on the 21p tin of beans is complete.

Just start coughing.

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8 hours ago, RWJ said:

The old ladies in the supermarket who insist on scrutinising the packet for 5 minutes before finally deciding if it's trolley- worthy.  In the old days I would reach over, grab what I needed and be on my way, now I can't with distancing so I have to stand and wait till the cost benefit analysis on the 21p tin of beans is complete.

I’ve noticed that it is dozy old blokes doing this. Maybe because pre lockdown they didn’t do the shopping 

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13 minutes ago, Ash4781b said:

Lots of people (at work) getting or had bought a dog this year. It’s not the annoyance really but even myself thought yeah I could get a dog. There’s going to be a lot of dogs (edit in UK). A golden age for vets ?

And they have pushed prices into the stratosphere for genuine dog owners. Lost mine in the first lockdown but am not going to replace it at stupid covid prices 

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2 minutes ago, One percent said:

Not round here he doesn’t. The dopiest ones are those out with their wife, standing around like a spare part. 
 

oh, just fuck off back to your shed why don’t you.  

I've noticed those blokes too.  That look of 'I'd rather be doing anything else than this on a Saturday afternoon' xD

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30 minutes ago, One percent said:

I’ve noticed that it is dozy old blokes doing this. Maybe because pre lockdown they didn’t do the shopping 

Guilty (despite being an experienced shopper) I just like to know what's in it. I carelessly bought some rødgrød from lidl the other day, and rather than being made of the anticipated red berries, it was flavoured semolina.

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