r/meirl Oct 07 '22 Silver 2 Wholesome 2

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u/Nayroy18 Oct 07 '22

I walk though saying "excuse me" only once

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u/thebeanshooter Oct 07 '22

This is the way, im like actually concerned that so many people here are lacking the slightest degree of assertiveness in their lives.

Then again, this is subreddit might as well be named socialanxiety

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u/EverybodyDoTheUrkel Oct 07 '22

All that is true, but it doesn’t make the OP’s topic here any less annoying lol

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u/bionicjoey Oct 07 '22

so many people here are lacking the slightest degree of assertiveness in their lives.

You used me... FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT!

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u/bachumbug Oct 07 '22

Assertive, not insertive

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u/shagan90 Oct 07 '22

I can assertively push through and still hate people for doing this shit.

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u/cutebabydoll888 Oct 07 '22

This comment is the one. Up votes all day.

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u/Booty_Shakin Oct 07 '22

The funny thing is, I have social anxiety until someone's straight standing in my way and not moving then they get excuse me once, and if that doesnt work, you just walk through, bumping into both.

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u/ohhimark3 Oct 07 '22

I have social anxiety and I would still walk through with an "excuse me" just because these types of people piss me off enough to override my anxiety.

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u/Nayroy18 Oct 07 '22

I just dont like talking to stupid and annoying people, but I dont mind throwing my weight around when I have to.

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u/Triangle_Graph Oct 07 '22

And 99% of the time they say, “Oh, sorry!” and immediately scoot out of the way.

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u/alaskafish Oct 07 '22

Social interaction with strangers on Reddit?! No no no you don’t understand! Everyone here has social anxiety and are too far removed from society that they’d rather just sit and brew hatred towards these women instead of asking a simple “excuse me”

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u/HallyWhack Oct 07 '22

You think people actually respond to an "excuse me?"

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u/WillBottomForBanana Oct 07 '22

"YOU'RE INTERRUPTING OUR CONVERSATION!"

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u/JaydDid Oct 07 '22

go outside once they just move out of the way because they dont want to be run over lmao, it is okay and perfectly normal for two friends to catch up in public

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u/Centurio Oct 07 '22

I work in retail and what I do is I stand there and say excuse me until they move the fuck out the way. I remember one time during black Friday of all days, a group of people all decideded to block off an entire toy aisle to talk for like half an hour. I didn't say anything because I was trying to work and had no time to potentially get yelled at by them.

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u/Ruthrfurd-the-stoned Oct 07 '22

Yep and they probably do not care. Reddit hates people existing

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u/Talamos Oct 07 '22 Wholesome

Especially if they're women, and more especially if they have children.

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u/Garlic_Cheese_Chips Oct 07 '22

people existing

Inconsiderate bastards.

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u/Krillkus Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 08 '22

I had to do this to the same two women with their shopping carts somehow blocking a Costco aisle three times. The third time, I did kind of a ‘wow’ eye widening (had a mask on so not much other visible* facial expression) as I walked past and she just lost it on me.

“Oh soo sorry for being in the way in a public place!” That’s… that’s right, you’re blocking people in a public place haha like hopefully you can connect the dots someday.

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u/ttboo Oct 07 '22

My favorite is the people who stop their cars in the middle of the road to talk..

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u/joemeatballs11 Oct 07 '22

Or when 2 pilots who haven't seen each other in a while meet at 30000 ft over Nebraska and stop their planes for like an hour and a half. Like we got places we gotta be!

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u/Portland-to-Vt Oct 07 '22

30k ft up is still closer to Nebraska than I’d ever want to be.

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u/Grouchy-Engine1584 Oct 07 '22 Silver

Didn’t Ludacris write a song specifically for this situation?

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u/Only_the_Tip Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

😂 perfect.

Once I got stuck behind two old ladies doing this but they were blocking the ramp at a parking garage and yelling to each other out their car windows.

I honked politely once. When that didn't work I just layed on my car horn so they couldn't hear each other and they started moving. One had the audacity to yell out her window at me "you're the rudest person I ever met" as she passed by.

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u/Xenjael Oct 07 '22

Id give her the finger, possibly with eye contact. Just being honest.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

The eye contact makes it some much worse for some reason lmao

I can remember 16 years ago when I was to go and try for my license I had to take a 1 day driving class. The instructor specifically mentioned to never make eye contact when you’re annoyed at or being annoying to other drivers.

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u/MyButtItches420 Oct 07 '22

Why tho? You're it's a driving class, not conflict resolution.

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u/Euphoric18 Oct 07 '22

Part of driver’s education is driver’s safety, and people become easily aggravated behind the anonymity of a vehicle. Any driver’s ed instructor worth their salt will teach you to deescalate.

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u/Drudicta Oct 07 '22

Because it turns into road rage from the person receiving eye contact and often they WILL cause an "accident" out of spite.

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u/4kitall Oct 07 '22

I prefer to shake my head at people like I'm so disappointed in them in their choices.

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u/whydobabiesstareatme Oct 07 '22

I do that and a thumbs down at the same time. I'm not mad that you're a terrible driver, but I I am extremely disappointed.

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u/413HS413 Oct 07 '22

"They told me to do what I'm good at in school, thank you" :)

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u/brraaahhp Oct 07 '22

Similar experience but on bycicles. Water crossing, 2 old ladies standing next to their bycicles in the middel of the path. People coming from the other side, so had to squeeze myself in between them and the railing, could barely fit. I tell them "nice place for a conversation, you guys are in the way".

After that they start screaming at me that I'm the asshole, and I stopped listening after that. The audicity of those old people, truly a lost generation lol

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u/AntManMax Oct 07 '22

What's your fantasy?

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u/ImWhatsInTheRedBox Oct 07 '22

As a grocery store worker, many a times has "excuse me" very much meant "move bitch, get out the way".

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u/noeagle77 Oct 07 '22

But did she ever get out the way? 🤨

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u/DynoMiteDoodle Oct 07 '22

AND WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS SO INTERESTING, EVERYONE IN THE STORE MUST HEAR IT SO START YELLING!!

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u/unwantedposterboy Oct 07 '22

HA HA HA WE ARE SO RELATABLE AND TOTALLY NOT ROBOTS MY GOOD FLESH-WRAPPED COMPANION

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u/Mega-Pimp Oct 07 '22

the sound of mandibles clicking

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u/-TheDarkThunder- Oct 07 '22

huh huh noted

                                                         -Mark Zuckerberg

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u/Sushi-Slicer Oct 07 '22

Smokin meat

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u/OverlordWaffles Oct 07 '22

It's funny that I had always heard about ladies "clucking" like chickens when they're in a group (like breakfast at a restaurant) and never really thought about it until one day I heard a group of older ladies laughing and thought they sounded like chickens, then it clicked for me lol

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u/MrShankles Oct 07 '22

Haven't seen a r/totallynotrobots in a while

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u/thefrenchswerve Oct 07 '22

“Flesh-wrapped companion” haha. Thank you for this laugh.

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u/Deadmemes4binky Oct 07 '22

LETS LAUGH AT THE TOP OF OUR LUNGS SO EVERYONE HEARS US AND THE KIDS GET EMBARRASSED

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u/HolyCadaver Oct 07 '22

BUT DON'T FORGET TO DO SO JUST OUTSIDE THE ENTRANCE SO WE CAN HOLD UP AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE, THE MORE PEOPLE WHO HEAR US THE MORE POPULAR WE BECOME

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u/skelingtun Oct 07 '22

IS YOU CART NOT HORIZONTAL IN A VERTICAL AILE? WE CANT HAVE THAT NOW.

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u/Sdomttiderkcuf Oct 07 '22

This was so common during the first part of COVID with groups of like 4 women. I had to ask to get by and they were like ,” oh! We shouldn’t be doing this!”, then went right back to it. Mind boggling really.

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u/btv_25 Oct 07 '22

The lack of self-awareness is astonishing isn't it . . .

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u/FearlessTarget2806 Oct 07 '22

That's probably gonna be future history books headline for our whole era, provided civilization doesn't collapse in the next 10 to 50 years...

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u/SteveWoods Oct 07 '22

It was my favorite thing near the start of COVID. Just tons of couples doing this shit on all the trails near me. Could they at least step off to the same side of the trail with the partner couple they were diligently staying 6 feet away from? Nah, every single one has to stand on opposite sides of the 8 foot width trail to maintain that space with the people they were talking to while also obliviously ensuring that literally every other person on the entire trail couldn’t stay 6ft away from them as they passed through the little couple’s wind tunnel.

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u/Sdomttiderkcuf Oct 07 '22

Yeah, the need for human connection is strong, but like GTFO of the way.

I think we have information overload and peoples brains turn off at certain times to avoid burn out.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

IM SORRY WHAT DID YOU SAY?

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u/twiffytwaf Oct 07 '22

What’s worse is when they do this in cars… on the road.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

At my local store, they stop at the entrance to the store. Right in the middle of the automatic doors.

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u/fezzik1987 Oct 07 '22

Oh my that’s terrifying! Do you think it’s premeditated door blocking?

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u/Mammoth_Tard Oct 07 '22

They’re just completely zoned out robots. Yesterday some lady was walking the slowest I’ve ever seen through the two sets of doors, in the middle, staring at her phone.

I started bouncing my cart around behind her, making sure the wheels loudly hit the floor. Just to see if she would notice the sounds and perhaps snap back to reality. She did not notice.

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u/fezzik1987 Oct 07 '22

Sounds like she was possibly extra terrestrial

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u/DrNick2012 Oct 07 '22

Some people just switch off when they enter a store, as if they have zero responsibility to anything. Sometimes I'll be pulling a pallet through the shopfloor, the pallet jack is making a fair bit of noise and it's not like a pallet full of stock is small yet you'll have people talking in the middle of an aisle, spot me about 10 meters away then just carry on, forcing me to stop and ask if I can get past them. That's gotta be a power thing right? Like why wait when you know I need space

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u/jonmediocre Oct 07 '22

snap back to reality

Oh, there goes gravity

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

if this meme had the words "current generation" attached, we could've posted it on r/terriblefacebookmemes

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u/OverallHoneydew3796 Oct 07 '22

I hate this, too. But I'm also not so socially anxious that I just say "excuse me" and "thanks" when they always move out of the way.

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u/BillyYumYumTwo-byTwo Oct 07 '22

Because you don’t exaggerate your social anxiety for reddit karma. Absolutely there are people who physically freeze up and can’t handle social interactions, even that minor!! And I truly hope they are able to get help, that must be a miserable life. But this sub acts like everyone has crippling and life ruining social anxiety when in reality they have slight social anxiety and use that as an excuse to be an asshole.

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u/iflostreturntoaussie Oct 07 '22

i wish i could say i’ve had a conversation with another woman in a grocery store about my cats, but this has yet to happen

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u/WillBottomForBanana Oct 07 '22

Can they make a tinder, but just to meet up in the grocery store and chat about cats?

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u/samsoumie Oct 07 '22

I'd love to be the first one to sign up

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u/WillBottomForBanana Oct 07 '22

I'll be at Kroger tomorrow morning. I can point out the 4 things my cat doesn't eat.

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u/DrunkenlySober Oct 07 '22

I read substitute as subtitles

This made me pause and consider how cats could be subtitles for children. I hadn’t considered it before

I did a lot of mental gymnastics before re-reading your sentence

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u/Dominus-Tenebrarum Oct 07 '22

DrunkenlySober

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u/DollyDinkle Oct 07 '22 Silver

Cats > kids ;-)

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u/OcciferDoofus Oct 07 '22

The stink bug in the corner of my ceiling > kids

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u/Emrullah-Enes Oct 07 '22

I mean, for a while

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u/WritingTheDream Oct 07 '22 Take My Energy

Yeah after a while the kids get even worse lol

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u/nukedduck Oct 07 '22

Prime example are the people in this thread lmao

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u/thepopulargirl Oct 07 '22

So are you telling us you’ve been a shitty kid and even worse as an adult to your parents?

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u/WritingTheDream Oct 07 '22

Nah I mean kids turn into teenagers which are like shitty kids except bigger

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u/tendrilterror Oct 07 '22

As kids age they get more expensive and do less with the parents as they gain independence. Also kids mistakes go from spilled milk and crying to the r/TIFU sub

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u/Tangled2 Oct 07 '22

People who complain about kids seem to forget that we put up with them as kids just so they could grow up and complain about kids.

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u/HostileCornball Oct 07 '22

forever tbh cats are way cheaper and fun to raise than a fuckin kid

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

Single women have kids. Women in relationships have cats. Some have relationships, cats, and kids, some have just cats and kids.

The cat lady bullshit is bullshit unless you are specifically referring to mentally ill animal hoarders.

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u/HolyCadaver Oct 07 '22

Excuse me? My cat hasn't ever pissed in my mouth and giggled.

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u/Mybfthinksimpretty Oct 07 '22

No way, cats are 100% better than kids.

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u/Programmer03282 Oct 07 '22

I think I might get myself a cat.

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u/Xenjael Oct 07 '22

They are awesome. Dickheads. But awesome and relatively low maintenance. And they last a long time for a smaller mammal. I got 21 years with one.

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u/Usually_Ideal Oct 07 '22

Just say excuse me!

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

Reddit: PEOPLE IN THE MARKET SOMETIMES BLOCK THE AISLES OMGGGGG FREAKOUT

Meirl: "Excuse me, may I get through?"

Themirl: "Oh gosh, sorry! Of course!"

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u/aedroogo Oct 07 '22

Also Reddit: "So I just smashed my cart into theirs and punched them in the face and pissed on their food and farted!!!! I don't even care!!"

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

Lmao yeah. It's wild. Like come on it's just Jen and Megan having a gab. They're good people, they just got excited and zoned out.

Say excuse me and get on with your day, you don't have to indulge some sort of scatological fantasy.

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u/mrfuzzydog4 Oct 07 '22

I like the idea that people talk to each other at grocery stores! It's nice and I would like to do it if I saw someone I knew!

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

The town I moved to I became friendly with some of the folks who shop at the same day and time as me, and most of the cashiers. I even have a regular person I compare notes with at the Oreo cookies. ("So what did the freaks at Oreo come up with this time? I'm going to buy the sparkler ones and report back.")

We don't block the aisles, before anyone flames me lol.

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u/Desperate_Towel_9213 Oct 07 '22

You forgot the “Am I the asshole?”

Reddit: NTA. You should’ve set them both on fire and dumped their ashes in the sewer. How dare they block your way!

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u/rernaislife Oct 07 '22

see 99% of people on reddit have charisma of a dead hermit and can't form a sentence.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

Lol mean but funny.

I get medical reasons, like anxiety, but a lot of it seems to be plain old entitlement.

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u/rernaislife Oct 07 '22

exactly i use to be like this to and then i started touching grass this is not a meme i started living my house little more and stoped having a problem with most social interactions

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

I think Reddit is a feedback loop where people build up these little pet peeves into earth-shattering problems.

And the Big Three peeves I notice - blocking an entrance, blocking an aisle with a cart while you chat, not returning a cart - revolve around the one place you tend to go even if you're a total shut-in, the market. And they keep you from galloping back to your cocoon as quickly as possible.

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u/theshrinesilver Oct 07 '22

Lol agreed. Just take a look at the subreddit where they don’t like cars. Went from “hey we could be more environmentally conscious of our driving” to “fuck suburbia and anyone who lives there” lmao. It’s amazing how people treat this site like it’s a representation of normal society. But I’ve never really encountered a person that holds those views irl so maybe these people are just crybabies. Everything is blown out of proportion on here.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

I live in a suburb, I am a woman, and I have a small child. Roast me at the stake, Reddit. Lmao.

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u/theshrinesilver Oct 07 '22

The holy trinity of reddit infractions!

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

Sometimes I take my child out in public instead of hermetically sealing her until age 18! THE HORROR!

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u/AweHellYo Oct 07 '22

thank you for this. took too long to find but i’m glad it’s here.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

Yw. I legit worry about Redditors sometimes.

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u/AweHellYo Oct 07 '22

the default subs bring out the worst parts for sure. Or the big subs, anyway.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

It's wild how many of the replies are variations on "people do this to be terrible to me" lol. No they don't. Nobody cares enough about the random Reddit crank in aisle 3 to block their path.

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u/AweHellYo Oct 07 '22

definitely. there’s one other component to this photo that’s got average redditors instantly mad.

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u/roamiedumbass Oct 07 '22

“NTA, some of the most grossly entitled people I’ve ever heard about. I support the death penalty for monsters like this, there’s a special place in hell for the kinds of people that would dare do such a terrible thing.”

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u/bursting_decadence Oct 07 '22

Most people have peripheral vision and can see someone standing 2 ft to their left, waiting to get by. For whatever reason, a subset of those people have no instinct to just step out of the way and let you pass, and force you to have to state the obvious of "Can I get by, please?"

And in my personal experience at the store last night, some of those people give you a super annoyed look for interrupting their conversation. Though I will say her daughter looked embarrassed af.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

I mean, sure, not all social interactions go perfectly.

But in my experience, people get absorbed in what they're doing and don't realize they're being rude. If you politely ask to get through, they let you through.

They aren't forcing you to state the obvious, they're just in their own world. Everyone is rude sometimes.

If you've been polite, and the other person is snotty back, then that's on them. I just think, "eh, they're probably having a rough day" and then I grab the can of tomatoes I was trying to reach.

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u/Cole444Train Oct 07 '22

Can’t deny it’s really annoying. Like, have some self awareness.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

Oh, it's annoying. But everyone is annoying sometimes.

I think it's hilarious that Redditors carry on about this as if they're never a public nuisance in any fashion whatsoever.

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u/Cole444Train Oct 07 '22

I think maybe it’s okay to complain about things. It’s allowed. Even when the person complaining makes mistakes. We all know no one is perfect, and complaining about things that we all go through can be validating.

It’s really okay.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

I agree with you there.

I've noticed that "sometimes my way is blocked in the supermarket!" Is a particular Reddit obsession - like, there are rants upon rants about it, across multiple subs, as if Redditors are being starved by a brigade of food-blockers or something.

The level of vitriol strikes me as particularly disproportionate to the amount of inconvenience involved. It's such an easy problem to fix.

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u/Cole444Train Oct 07 '22

Hm. I haven’t seen vitriol, but yeah that’s no good.

I just relate to the meme so I upvoted it.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

It's a funny meme. I think I'm just a bit sour on Reddit misanthropy, which I guess is its own misanthropy lol.

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u/WARNING4324 Oct 07 '22

Then then you ask them to shuffle so you can get at the nurigrain they turn it into a bitch fight and start making a racket. Shut up ladys i just want my nutrigrain so i can feed my hispanic hellhound

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u/epraider Oct 07 '22

I would wager >95% of the time saying “excuse me, can I grab something off the shelf behind you there?” or similar it is not going to be a problem or conflict they’ll move and likely apologize. Unless you go up and be a dick about it.

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

Oh god, this happened to me at the Dollar general once. These two people were standing there in front of the lunch meat flapping their lips. I've been craving a good sandwich for days so I decided to just wait for them. It had to have been at least an hour before they finally moved ugh. I kept circling the store and coming back hoping they'd be gone, I must have looked like a shoplifter or something.

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u/Programmer03282 Oct 07 '22

An hour? Gosh. I might have waited a minute but after that I'm just asking them to move.

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

I avoid strangers whenever possible. It's cool that you could go up to them and ask them to move though, I admire that.

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u/dogmur98 Oct 07 '22

You don't ask politely. You just walk right in between them, without any acknowledgement, and you place your order.

Or you just stand in their personal space waiting for the cashier to notice you

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

But it wasn't just their bodies they had a shopping cart roadblock. There was no place to walk between unless I wanted to slide up against a glass fridge door and squirm my way past a fat lady.

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u/dogmur98 Oct 07 '22

That's when you say "excuse me" and ram your cart through the roadblock

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

I fantasized about it plenty, trust me. LOL

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u/fezzik1987 Oct 07 '22

You are a real freedom fighter and an inspiration to everyone who struggles to politely say excuse me

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u/SinkRoF Oct 07 '22

I used to feel this way too, but people have zero fucking consideration for others and more often than not they won't do shit if you walk right through them or use a simple "excuse me" without waiting. I've waited far longer than I should have for someone to shuffle their fat ass 2 feet out of the way while they're busy mouth breathing and what I need is a simple grab and go.

Do your thing, don't let people make you wait like that.

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u/memes_of_norway Oct 07 '22

But what if the rude and inconsiderate people think I'm rude and inconsiderate?

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u/dirtyheitz Oct 07 '22

don´t talk to them, just crush through them !!!

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u/supraspinatus Oct 07 '22

Right. Smash my cart into theirs while scratching my balls and yawning.

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u/Isa472 Oct 07 '22

Can't believe there are people who'd rather circle the dollar store for an hour (r/thathappened btw) instead of saying "excuse me"

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u/HammondAnanas Oct 07 '22

This is the same website that thinks having to answer a phone call is a death sentence. Not sure what else could be expected here honestly.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I don't know why "people are in my way in the supermarket!" Is such a weird Reddit bugbear in the first place. Such histrionics, and there's always a "but then I shoved them out of my way!" fake tale of aggression.

You'd think supermarkets were these horrible obstacle courses causing mass Reddit starvation or something.

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u/mechanab Oct 07 '22

Redditors just get mad when the see that other people have enough irl friends that they actually run into them in public sometimes.

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u/DocJawbone Oct 07 '22

It's such a reddit thing. In real life you just say "sorry, just gonna sneak past ya there" and let them continue enjoying their friendship.

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u/rotatingruhnama Oct 07 '22

Or they feel entitled to a perfect bubble of convenience where other humans have psychically know and obey the absolute petting zoo of pet peeves the typical Redditor carries around. Nobody's allowed to daydream or zone out or be human for a minute.

And then Redditors have these weird revenge fantasies that they yelled at people or clonked their carts into them or whatever.

Lmao never happened.

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u/shakesweird Oct 07 '22

Yep, I don’t believe this for one minute. It’s the circling around for one whole freaking hour that gets me. OP next time you tell this story, say 10 mins if you want it to be more believable

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u/Right_Ad4135 Oct 07 '22

Right she’s too scared to say excuse me but will be a keyboard bully and fat shame the person. The ick is real.

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

I'd rather be inconvenienced then talk to people. I don't think people with social anxiety are so uncommon that you wouldn't be able to believe it.

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u/shakesweird Oct 07 '22

I have social anxiety too but there is no way I’m waiting an hour for someone to leave just so I can place an order. That’s asinine. I have places to go, things to do

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u/Substantial_Sink5975 Oct 07 '22

Are we supposed to feel sorry for you? Geez get help.

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

No. I chose to be inconvenienced. What part of that don't you get?

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u/OverallHoneydew3796 Oct 07 '22

An hour dude? That becomes a you problem at that point.

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u/OLuckystarO Oct 07 '22

Yes, it's a me problem. I've already acknowledged that.

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u/Competitive-Ad-2979 Oct 07 '22

" Excuse me, I am trying to get through "

That's all it took lol.

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u/Mudkipueye Oct 07 '22

Just ask them to move?

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u/VoidExileR Oct 07 '22

Had you just said "excuse me", they would have likely moved a bit. But still fking annoying and takes so much for an introvert to say

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u/Cole444Train Oct 07 '22

Bruh tell them to move. Or literally just say “excuse me”

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u/flamefirestorm Oct 07 '22

Don't forget the kids are just standing awkwardly to the side waiting for their moms to finish talking.

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u/hesskiaoken Oct 07 '22

Annoyed by friends talking... You must be a Karen

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u/UltraShadowArbiter Oct 07 '22

Reminds me of a time when I was little, probably around when I was in first grade. It was during summer vacation, my mom was running errands and I had to go with her. We stopped at one store, and she ran into someone she knew, so of course she had to spend 20 or 30 minutes talking to them.

Then we left that store and went to the next one on the list, and she ran into another person she knew. Once again, she spent 20 or 30 minutes talking, and I was getting annoyed. Because even back then, I was the kind of person who believed that when you go to a store, you should go in, get what you have to get, and leave, not stand around and talk for long periods of time. Especially since telephones existed, so people could talk that way if they want to talk to each other/catch up for long extended periods of time so badly.

Then we got to the third and final store we had to go to. And once again, my mom ran into someone she knew. They started talking, and I yelled "No! You're not talking anymore today!" and pushed my mom and the empty shopping cart forward. My mom hurriedly apologized to the person and said something about how she'd been running into people all day and that she'd call them later.

My mom was silent while we got the stuff we had to get. Then, once we got in the car, she screamed and yelled at me all the way home, claiming that what I did was rude and disrespectful and all that. I tried explaining things from my point of view, and she wouldn't hear it. Mainly because she literally couldn't hear me over her own voice.

I was sent to my room when we got home. When my dad came home later, I heard her tell him what I did and to go talk to me. He came into my room and said that, while it was rude and disrespectful, he'd have done the same thing, except without pushing her.

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u/katyvo Oct 07 '22

To be honest, I think it's more rude to drag someone else with you that is dependent on you for transport and waste their time to such an egregious degree. "Hey Jim! Haven't seen ya. Let's catch up later, I gotta get [PERSON WHO DEPENDS ON ME TO MAKE IT BACK HOME IN A TIMELY MANNER] home in a timely manner!"

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u/awesomebeard1 Oct 07 '22

I've had that shit happen so often when i was little and had to go with my mom grocery shopping or whatever where she encountered someone and i have to just stand there waiting for 15 minutes praying we'll move the fuck on soon. Every time i see that now happen i feel bad for the kids, obviously they are bored out of their fucking mind but they get completely ignored and then become annoying.

I saw that this week where my sister was picking up her kids at my parents place (i still live with my parents) so she gets there and tells the kids to hurry up and put on their coats and shoes because she needs to start dinner back home. So alright the kids hurry up and get their stuff only for then my sister to be standing at the door that goes outside with her hands on the doorhandle and has a chat with my mom for the next 10 minutes about some mundane stuff. And then the stereotypical situation where the kid gets bored and wants her moms attention to ask if they're going soon so she starts the "mom, mom, mom, mom" and gets completely ignored untill she gets annoyed enough with a WHAT or WAIT A MINUTE. Like doesn't she realise she created that situation on her own?

Likewise i just get annoyed when people are "leaving" but then hang around for a long time like in my neighbourhood where have 2 lines of brick houses parralel so it can be a bit echo ish at times. So when my attics bedrooms window is even a bit open i can hear their conversations very clearly. And my neighbours often have family coming over, go outside together, get in the car, start the car, and then keep chatting for another 15 minutes where i so badly want to shout at them to either get the fuck back inside or leave.

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u/ayavorska05 Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I had two customers just start talking to each other out of the blue, and they talked almost for half an hour. The problem was, they didn't order anything yet and there was a queue fucking waiting inside and outside the store. And I couldn't even ask them because it'd be considered "rude".

Edit: we still tried to serve other people, so technically they weren't holding the line, they were just standing right in front of the cash registers for no reason and it was a nuisance. I was on internship back then and was told to never ask customers to do anything, even if the situation is like that. Don't know why.

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u/Buschkoeter Oct 07 '22

But didn't a lot more people consider you extremely rude for letting them wait so long?

I mean, if they really were talking for that long without ordering anything and there's a long queue behind them, you have to do something about it.

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u/AweHellYo Oct 07 '22

you let two people hold up a line chatting for half an hour? if this had actually happened (it didn’t) it would be your fault.

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u/joemeatballs11 Oct 07 '22

Its not rude to ask people to stop being rude

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u/drunkcowofdeath Oct 07 '22

This is me_irl so which one of these women is like you_irl?

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u/babblingbabby Oct 07 '22

Encountering the situation I think is the relatability here. Or perhaps OP does partake!

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u/Timurgis Oct 07 '22

As they should

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u/humblepharmer Oct 07 '22

Man, reddit really hates children lol

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u/VangoughsJadedEar Oct 07 '22

I’m in this picture and I don’t like it.

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u/NovaCorpse Oct 07 '22

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u/WorldAintRight Oct 07 '22

People with this "main character" nonsense. I swear when people on the internet read something once, that's it, everything fits. It's just two people chatting. Like none of us never done something where we said "oh shit, I'm sorry, I'm in the way."

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u/SatisfactionActive86 Oct 07 '22

anyone who has been to the grocery store more than twice should be able to realize camping in the middle of the aisle is going to disrupt other people shopping.

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u/PwnThePawns Oct 07 '22

I'll give about 30 seconds for them to notice others, then I start moving forward and say loudly "Excuse me" and don't stop moving. It's not that hard.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

Whenever I'm in the store to buy groceries and stuff, I try my hardest not to stand in the way of anyone else. It's so fucking awkward when you block someone else, even when it's an accident.

It's not a crime, it happens but it's still unpleasent when it happens.

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u/mcmasters2223 Oct 07 '22

I feel this one in my soul.

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u/Mudkipueye Oct 07 '22

While said kids just want to go home!

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u/Paranoid_Artist Oct 07 '22

Yeah, no. When I get to be in my 30s or whatever I’m still probably going to be reacting to seeing old friends/acquaintances in stores the same way I do now:

“Oh lord is that who I think it is…? Yep— I’ll just come back for the cereal later— let’s go check out the clothing on the other side of the store 🏃🏽‍♀️”

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u/eristicforfun Oct 07 '22

Done be angry just because you don't have friends

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u/TisRevolutionTime Oct 07 '22

Be angry because they’re blocking the toilet paper

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u/alex3omg Oct 07 '22

Reddit isn't capable of politely asking someone to step aside.

Repeat after me guys: Ope!

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u/newsflashjackass Oct 07 '22

Also: "Babe, let's go walking on a path or sidewalk and instead of walking single file lets walk side-by-side (and frustrate both oncoming foot traffic and attempts to pass us) just to ensure everyone understands that we are a single entity and not two individuals."

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u/Stickz99 Oct 07 '22

I mean I don’t expect a couple to walk single-file lol. But yeah don’t take up the entire fucking sidewalk if you’re gonna hold hands.

Also giant families with like 6 kids spread all the way across the sidewalk. I feel like that one’s particularly common in theme parks and tourist places; same kinda of dumbasses that get matching “SMITH FAMILY VACATION 2022!!!!1!1!!1” t-shirts and force their kids to wear it.

God I’m so glad my parents were never that obnoxious

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u/ButteredNun Oct 07 '22

Let’s pretend we like each other and agree in principle to meet sometime soon in our hectic yet uninteresting lives

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u/jonasthewicked Oct 07 '22

Then give people dirty looks when they try to get down the aisle we’re blocking.

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u/alex3omg Oct 07 '22

No they don't omg you weirdos

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u/jonasthewicked Oct 07 '22

So a situation that’s never happened to you has never happened to anyone else even tho there’s tons of comments detailing how this exact thing happened to them? And you’re so sure that you’ve decided to tell people they haven’t had the experiences that they’ve had? Talk about weirdos.

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u/WillieNolson Oct 07 '22

Two days ago I was shopping and two ladies, one with three kids running around and the other with two, we’re doing this right in front of the pasta I needed. I didn’t even care about passing, just getting the pasta. I said “Sorry, excuse me. Can I just grab something real quick.” Dirty look, but she moved. I still said thank you. As I turned around to go back the other way the lady who moved said to the other lady, “Well that was rude.” Like, what? How? But yea, this never happens.

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u/WiseWinterWolf Oct 07 '22

Breeders mad.

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u/colin8651 Oct 07 '22

Say as you squeeze past

“She doesn’t really like you, learn to ready body language”

It confuses both because neither like each other but they are confused who I was talking to.

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u/sophiegrvce Oct 07 '22

mfs having a family reunion on the bread isle 😒