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Grocery store pet peeve. Is it just me?

UTgal | Dec 1, 201108:02 AM

This is my first post on Chowhound! Hello.

This happens to me all the time and I can't decide if I'm making a mountain out of a molehill in my brain or if this is legitimately annoying.

When I'm done shopping and I'm wheeling my cart toward the checkout lines I inevitably am led by an employee toward a "15 items or fewer/less" line if the other lines are occupied with customers. I always have a full cart (40+ items easily). Someone will then come up behind me with say, 1 gallon of milk & some apples and glare at me like I'm a selfish idiot for going to that line.

It drives me batty. If I have more than 15 items I want to wait in the regular line and I don't mind. Maybe I should just decline their offer to move over to the fewer items line?

Both scenarios/options make me feel like I'm a paranoid weirdo, but I'm the first to admit I have weird grocery store "preferences". For example, the self checkout can be wide open, and an employee will tell me so, but I don't want to scan my own groceries. I don't want to look up the vegetable codes, and I always seem to do something to set off the "an employee has been notified to help you!" alert. :-/

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