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Re: ? Not sure what to think/say next time.
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2014, 11:41:10 AM »
Not sure about the distinction between carts and trolleys. I call them 'carts', and I  get the nice tall ones that are convenient to lean on as I shop, even if I could put all my items in the little basket where other shoppers might seat a toddler. Some stores may have littler carts, but they look to me more like a toy to give a small child who wants to 'help' with shopping. At any rate, their handles are too low for comfort for me.
Doesn't matter if you had a dozen of the biggest items the store sells, this woman was out of control in chastising you for using the 12-and-under aisle.

Trolleys in this context are the same as an American shopping cart, I believe.

OP, it sounds like whatever was going on with the other woman had nothing to do with you. Somebody who detonates over a stranger correctly using the express lane clearly has issues.
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Re: ? Not sure what to think/say next time.
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2014, 01:47:52 PM »
I had something similar to OP's experience, except that the woman didn't call me any names.  I came up behind her with my cart in the Express lineup.  I was using the cart because I had bought a couple of jugs of milk as well as a few other things.  When she heard the wheels of my cart behind her, she turned around and gave me the Glare Of Death.   Then, I think she counted my items, because she turned around again and didn't say anything.

Here's another experience.  I was shopping at our local liquor store close to Christmas, so it was very busy.  I had a number of items to buy, and I was using one of their little carts.  The woman in front of me either didn't know there were carts or had picked up a lot more stuff than she'd expected, because she was carrying a lot of bottles in her arms, plus there was a case of beer by her feet that she had to keep kicking forward as the line for the cashier proceeded.  When I came up behind her, once again, I got the Glare of Death - like it was somehow my fault that I was using a cart and she wasn't.

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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2014, 03:02:33 PM »
I would have quietly asked the cashier to call a manager, and told the manager that I found the woman's behavior threatening and wanted an escort to my car.  There's no reason that you should have been subjected to such bizarre, off the wall behavior!

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Re: ? Not sure what to think/say next time.
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2014, 04:56:19 PM »
I would have quietly asked the cashier to call a manager, and told the manager that I found the woman's behavior threatening and wanted an escort to my car.  There's no reason that you should have been subjected to such bizarre, off the wall behavior!

I agree.

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Re: ? Not sure what to think/say next time.
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2014, 08:51:46 PM »
I use a shopping cart on every trip to the grocery store. It makes no difference if I'm buying one item or one hundred items, I always get a cart. That woman was determined to be mad and your cart looked full because of large items. She was rude and you were right to ignore her.


Same here I always use one of these. The hand baskets hurt my hands.
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Re: ? Not sure what to think/say next time.
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2014, 06:37:34 AM »
If this woman seemed unhinged, or a bogan in general, I would have just ignored her. It's not worth the trouble. But if she seemed normal, but simply a jerk, I would have told her "I have less than 12 items, so I don't see what your problem is."