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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nojWJ6-XmeQ


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.

15 comments:

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 thing...so 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...

Cxx

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.

whatigotsofar 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 :)


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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 bodies...you 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? ;)

K said...

Awesome!

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?)