I just got back from doing the big family grocery shop, which is not my favourite activity I will admit. One thing that happened seemed really rude to me, although that may be my hatred of shopping talking, so I thought I'd ask here.
While I was shopping I heard a "'scuse me love". I barely had time to even look up, let alone react, before a woman zoomed past on one of those scooters for the less mobile. Now, I have no problem at all with people using those things, in fact I am encouraging my mother to get one, but she was going so fast. For me to match her speed I would have had to out and out run as fast as I can.
This seemed really rude to me. After all, I wouldn't run in a grocery store because of the possibility of collisions with other shoppers or trolleys and in her case it seemed if anything worse because she wouldn't be the one who got hurt in those collisions. As I said, I was grumpy anyway so I thought I'd bring it here to get opinions. Are people obligated to keep scooters to a walking pace when in an environment where walking would be the expected norm? She was gone before I could say anything and I didn't think of reporting her to management, although now I'm wondering if I should have.