20 Reasons Why Grocery Shopping Sucks

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Grocery shopping can be a bit of a Wild Wild West situation; you dodge other shoppers, hope your produce hasn’t been picked over, step over crying kids that may or may not be your own, and end up wasting time in a line up to pay.

Let’s face it, grocery shopping sucks.

Take a look at our countdown below; have a laugh, have a cry, then come around for some SPUD love.

 

20 Reasons Why Grocery Shopping Sucks

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A few reasons why you should skip the lineup and avoid dodging other shoppers.

  • Not Wanting To Leave Your Home

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    Let's face it; putting on pants and having to face other people in the never ending aisles of the grocery store was never anyone's favourite thing to do.

  • People Leaving Their Cart For You To Dodge

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    They dent cars, bash each other, and are very tempting for kids who love a good cart fight.  Run for the hills!

  • You See An Empty Shelf Where Your Item Would Be

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    There was that one thing you really wanted, but of course it wasn't in stock.

  • You Have To Battle Other Shoppers To Grab Items

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    If there's a sale or a holiday, prepare your fighting elbows.

  • The Store Layout Wastes Your Time

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    Have you ever gone to the grocery store, and left with 11 more unncessary items than planned? Us, too.

  • You Find Abandoned Cold Products On Warm Shelves

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    That rogue steak or freezer item that somebody decided to carelessly cast aside, warming sadly amongst the crackers.

  • You Are In A Rush And Forget That One Item

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    You're a very busy person, and that makes you guaranteed to forget at least one thing during your rush through the aisles.

  • Everyone Touches The Fruit To Check The Ripeness

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    Hands. Hands everywhere. If Little Ralphie from second grade had the flu this week, chances are, you could be next on the bug's hit list.

  • When An Item Won't Scan

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    The grocery clerk scans, and scans again. Save yourself the awkward moments looking at your phone, shoes or impatient child.

  • The Self Checkout Ends Up Taking Forever

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    Don't accidentally put an item in the bag before it properly scans, or the hovering checkout clerk will give you side eye.

  • The Shopping Cart Won't Listen To You

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    No matter what, there are always a handful of carts that just won't go, and they mean it.

  • The Checkout Line Lasts Until Your Next Birthday

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    It's the moment when you think you're in the clear, and realize there are a dozen shoppers ahead of you in the line up.

  • Angry And Unhappy Kids In The Grocery Store

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    Sometimes they don't want to share the cart leg hole, and other times they just aren't "in the mood". Sometimes, it's just best to not go there.

  • Sick Shoppers

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    Spreading the love, tissue by tissue.

  • Waiting For A Price Check

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    We all know the feeling when somebody is contesting a price, and they don't care if it takes forever.

  • Spending Too Much Time Looking For A Parking Spot

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    Stalls, stalls everywhere, but not a spot in which to park.

  • Waiting Behind Someone Abusing The Express Lane

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    It may actually be 15 items or less, but it often feels like 1,000

  • There Are Only 2 Out Of 8 Checkout Lanes Open

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    There may be 12 lanes, but there are only two open, and they have massive lines behind both.

  • Your Vehicle Suffers Dents From Rogue Carts

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    This happens without fail, and it's never actually a plastic cart that hits you (Kahhhhhnnnnn!)

  • Carrying Grocery Bags Is Horrible

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    If you're feeling like the pack mule is your spirit animal, it's time to shop with SPUD.

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Victoria is a lover of forest berries and charcuterie plates, enjoys Instagramming her lunches, and doodling in the margins. She is SPUD's Digital Marketing Specialist.

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