This is your Grocery Shopping PSA (Public Service Announcement). This is specifically directed towards all those who feel that it is necessary to shop and cell phone chat at the same time.
We, the rest of the occupants of the store, do not want to hear your conversations. Really, we don’t.
Are you aware that as you stand in the canned goods aisle and talk on your cell phone that the rest of us can hear what you are saying?
Today I most certainly did not want to hear about how the woman in the canned tomato aisle has divorced her husband. How she took over all their credit card debit and he took all the house debit in the settlement but that now the house is most likely going into foreclosure and he is “threatening to take me down with him” if it does.
I am so sorry that you have to go through this but it was not necessary to talk about it in a voice that carried all the way over to the frozen foods.
You could have heard a pin drop in the dairy aisle as people were most certainly leaning in to see what would be said next.
Nor did I need to hear the teenage conversation about what she did over the weekend that her mother does not know about.
Believe me, THAT conversation was very TMI and conducted at
VERY LOUD DECIBLES
Perhaps she has been listening to Lady Gaga a bit too loud.
So people lets put our gray matter through it’s paces and think about what we are doing when we are shopping and chatting. Take a look around and be aware of where you are. If you must, and I have been known to chat and shop, please be aware that you are not sitting in your own home. I am in the cereal aisle with you. All I want is to get some oatmeal. I don’t want to know how horrible your mother-in-law is.
This has been your Grocery Shopping PSA for the day.
Thank you for your time and attention.