I truly wish that I was making this up. I was in the bakery section of a grocery store in front of the bins that hold the rolls. I was standing there waiting for the lady next to me to finish getting her baked goods, as I wanted rolls from the same bin. Simple right? I was blocking a few of the bins, but as far as I knew there was no one else waiting. I actually hear someone walk up behind me and turn to look. I knew that I was possibly in someone’s way. No one behind me so I turn back. There is a lady now between me and the bin I wanted, the original woman had gotten her rolls and was walking away. The odd part of this is that the new woman is bent over and has her face level with my groin. Apparently I was in front of the bin that she wanted, because she reached over and put her hand between my legs and moved me over. Yes, you read that correctly, an older woman groped me to get in front of a bin of rolls. I just stood there in shock with my mouth open. The woman looked up at me and realized what she had done and turned a truly impressive shade of scarlet. She then stood up straight and walked quickly away without a word. I walked back to my husband and our cart. I do not know what expression was on my face, but he demanded to know what was wrong. When I explained the problem he wanted to complain to the stores management. I felt that since the woman was no longer in the store, it would not really accomplish anything. I thankfully never saw her again, but it was the most bizarre experience I have ever had.
I am not sure what I could have done differently. I froze like a deer in the headlights, however as she was obviously mortified I do not think that making any kind of scene would have been helpful. Though I do believe this story qualified as a rude encounter and a serious breach of etiquette. 1018-13