Saturday, November 07, 2009

More from the grocery store

*Word of warning: I recommend watching this clip with the volume OFF.*
*Ninja edit: For those of you who can't play the video, here's the link:

To everyone at Trader Joe's this morning: I HATE YOU!

I even had a rant with a sympathetic checker.

Me: "Can I offer a piece of unsolicited customer feedback?"
He: "Sure."
Me: "Whoever invented those little kid-sized grocery carts should be drug out into the street and shot."
He: Big grin.
Me (continuing): "And you know why? They run screaming with the little carts down the aisles not paying attention to anything, parents nowhere to be found - and you have narrow aisles to begin with - and guess what happens when they injure themselves? Their parents will sue! Who thought this would be good idea?"
He: "I'm sure in their cubicles it looked perfect. But the best part is when parents fight over the carts."
Me: "Really?"
He: "Yes. They'll be like, 'Hey! Your children ALREADY HAVE TWO, and MINE DON'T HAVE ANY!"
Me (laughing): I'm sorry I'm laughing. I'm sure it isn't really funny when you work here.
He: "Well, we have to laugh. Otherwise..."

When we left, he actually thanked me.

I thought this clip, which Mr. Riot Kitty found, was only too appropriate.


Fireblossom said...

Last night I watched "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" on dvd. Elizabeth Taylor's character, Maggie, keeps referring to her nieces and nephews as "little no-necked monsters" and they were, too.

Lynn said...

At the grocery store I go to they have these oversized carts made like race cars for the kids and they take up the whole aisle. I don't know what they are thinking when they come up with stuff like that.

Coby said...

Too funny! unfortunately I run into this scenario way too often nowadays. As for my child? Oh Hell no! Aint gonna ever happen! lol. I raise him like my parents raised me. Speak when spoken to!

Claire said...

Now I adore children (seriously. I've been broody since I was about sixteen!)...but that advert is hilarious! I'm so forwarding it to the boy right now!

I detest over-indulged, spoiled children (I feel so sorry for them!), and I have to say I'm confused as to how they happen to grow up that way. I'm not talking about two-year-olds tantrumming (comedic and necessary, and natural), but when you see five or eight year olds screaming and throwing. I know loads of kids that age and they are so malleable and teachable and willing to do the right why do some adults let the bad behaviour fly?

Natch, if a child has a behaviourial or psych or med issue, that's different (par example, I've worked extensively with children on the autistic spectrum). But I'm talking about regular, perfectly average kiddoes...


Scarlet said...

I couldn't access the clip, but your dialogue with the checkout boy is priceless! lol

G said...

I've seen this clip elsewhere and on the tube.

It is priceless.

Shopping carts...I confess that I've actually raced down empty aisle with mine. Just a push and I'm flying. Same thing outdoors, just a push and I'm flying and I don't stop until I crash into my car.

Head on.

Full speed.

Anonymous said...

Heck, I'm wearing a rubber right now and I'm not even doing anything.

LL Cool Joe said...

I can't see the clip either but those kid sized shopping trolleys are a pain in the arse all round.

Cloudia said...

That's a riot, Kitty :)

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Riot Kitty said...

FB: No-necked monsters! Perfect!
L: Probably the same people who came up with the little teeny kid carts thought of the oversized ones. Idiots.
Coby: I am sure he is the perfect gentleman, just like his papa!
Claire: Totally agree. These were just badly behaved ones. Like their parents.
S: I hope he went home and laughed about it!
G: I would love to picture that!
WIGSF: *Laughing my ass off* Talk about being safe!
Joey: Agreed!
Cloudia: Hi!

Shionge said...

Heheeh..helpless & hopefully not hopeless :)

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

My TJ's doesn't have this yet but when they do, I will take them all for myself.

Darth Weasel said...

best part about the little shopping carts is how easy they make it to hide the cannot fit a full size cart in the trunk.

Riot Kitty said...

Shionge: Hello!
MODG: Great idea :)
Darth: Why didn't I think of that? ;)

Anonymous said...


Miss Fireblossom sent me this link after my most recent post about being a walking ad for birth control at the grocery store.

I love it (at least I'm aware that my kid was being awful right?)