We've all been there—the grocery store. Here in Abilene, like everywhere, it can get awfully crowded at times, and the behaviors you might encounter can boggle the mind. Almost all of us have witnessed some rude act at one time or another. I know I have. Maybe these folks are unaware of what they're doing. I think it's time to bring these things to light.

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Sometimes, it's just crazy at the store. I get it. We all need to get in there and handle our shopping, but folks are testy before you even get inside. Here's what I mean. The battle in the parking lot can sometimes be plain brutal. Then, it happens. You see that coveted parking place right up front. As you approach, it's evident that you want the spot; it's sniped out from under you. Even if your blinker is on, that only spells one thing for me - rude. Unfortunately, things don't stop there. See if these get under your skin while shopping at a Texas grocery store.


Photo: Shelley Edmondson
Photo: Shelley Edmondson

1. Leaving the Checkout Line to Grab Another Item

Are you ready to check out? I've seen many continue their shopping close by while their cart holds their place in line. That's not cool.

2. Blocking the Aisle With Your Cart

Oh my goodness, this one makes my blood boil. Do these folks realize they're not the only ones in the store? If you want to chit-chat, that's great; get out of everyone's way.

3. Cutting in Line

Really? Are we in 3rd grade? It happens to me way more than you'd think.

Photo: Shelley Edmondson
Photo: Shelley Edmondson

4. Allowing Kids to Misbehave

I understand. I'm a parent. I gave my mom all kinds of grief in the grocery store when I was a kid. However, allowing your kids to misbehave is a different ball game.

5. Playing the Express Lane Game

Here's another one that happens more often than it should. We've all seen the folks going through the express lane with more than the allowed number of items. It's called an express lane for a reason.

6. Helping Yourself to Your Food Before Paying for It

You never know what's going to go down at the grocery store. Tearing into that bag of chips before paying for them is rude and might get you flagged.

Photo: Shelley Edmondson
Photo: Shelley Edmondson

Surely, I'm not the only one who has had the above happen. Nowadays, times are changing with technology. Many stores now have apps that allow you to shop from the convenience of your device. With some, you can even opt to have your groceries delivered. From now on, I plan to avoid rude behavior at the grocery store.

Unfortunately, these unkind acts happen in other places as well. Churches should be places of prayer and reflection, but you'd be surprised how disrespectful some folks can be. Keep scrolling, and you'll see what I mean.

Look: Top 10 of the Rudest Things I've Seen in Abilene Churches

Gallery Credit: Brad Elliott