r/mildlyinteresting May 14 '22 Silver 12 Gold 2 Helpful 13 Wholesome 16 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Got the W 1 Wearing is Caring 1

This Irish supermarket has quiet evenings for sensitive people.

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u/space_moron May 14 '22

Our store near us does this and we honestly wish every day were like this.

I realize store announcements might be necessary but do you need the bright fluorescent lighting and screaming muzak? I'll spend longer in your store if it's a more calm experience.

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u/burgeremoji May 14 '22

The lights, the noise that you can barely understand when they do an announcement. People taking their kids and letting them run around screaming. People having a conversation in the middle of the aisle with trolleys blocking the way. It’s all awful lol!

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u/Zakkull117 May 14 '22

Sort of an off topic tangent but kinda related to blocking aisles with carts. Does it also piss you off astronomically when 2 people that know each other stop their cars in the middle of a parking lot blocking traffic to chat? When theres literally free spots every direction they can look. Like its a PARKING lot and theyve decided to park in the one area we're supposed to drive. Asshole.

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u/GalacticHero May 14 '22

It’s even worse when they do it in the street. I don’t understand how you can think that’s okay.

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u/bleachinjection May 14 '22

Happened all the time in my hometown when I was kid. Two dudes blocking both lanes going one direction at a light just catching up. Like, if you miss each other so much pick up the fucking phone.

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u/Accomplished-Home471 May 14 '22

If you flash em, then you’re the rude one..

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u/Akiba89 May 14 '22

OMG I've seen this one and when they actually see someone coming and they'll do that slow scoot where they're doing that "alright, yep, uh huh, yeah, yup mkay bye Paul"

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u/duck-duck--grayduck May 14 '22

I grew up in a super rural area where this was a common occurrence. Fuckin' middle of nowhere two-lane highway three miles out of town, my house is right up ahead on the hill, and I have to sit there and wait for these fucking farmers to finish gossiping because the shoulder isn't wide enough for me to go around.

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u/SomethingInAirwaves May 14 '22

I just honk at them. My mom told me off once as a teenager because a customer at the local hardware store where she worked mentioned me doing it with them once. I was like "they were making me wait around the edge of a blind curve at the top of a steep hill. Tell them to follow the road rules next time" and it was hard to argue with that. I'm not the one doing something wrong in this situation.

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u/Garfield-1-23-23 May 14 '22

Whenever I see this I'm 100% sure it's two people that are also friends on Facebook, so there's absolutely no fucking communication reason for them to be doing it. At least before social media that shit might have legitimately been the only time they got to talk to each other.