I don’t think I have ever gone to a supermarket and not been annoyed at something. Granted it does not take much to annoy me. Today I got annoyed at something new. I am used to shopping carts left in the middle of aisles where you cannot pass, I have gotten over people ripping the husk off the corn to get the best ear…ok, I have not gotten over that, but the corn is not in season at this time, and I try to ignore people with twelve items checking out of the ten item or less lane.
I now have a new supermarket peeve.
At the bakery section there are several kinds of muffins on display under a plastic display case. Next to the display case is a box of wax paper squares and a sign directing you to use the wax paper to pick out your muffin. Now I generally look into the case, decide which type of muffin I want, then decide which specific muffin of that type looks the biggest and then reach in and grab that muffin.
I do not use the wax paper square. Go ahead and judge me. I never touch another muffin, only the one I am going to purchase. Why would I waste a wax paper square? Using a wax paper square just to grab a muffin cannot be good for the environment, it is just silly.
However, when picking out my muffin, I find if there are people around I will use the square. I can just feel the judgmental eyes on me and I don’t want some holier than thou d-bag chastising me; so if I am being watched I will use the wax paper square.
Then I go from the muffin bin to fruits and vegetables.
In this section people are grabbing and squeezing the fruit and putting it back. Why is this OK? Why do I have to grab my muffin with wax paper when others are squeezing my tomatoes and testing the firmness of my apples? Yes, I can wash my tomato and my apple and you can’t really wash a muffin, but there is no reason to test poke and squeeze a muffin.
I’ve had it with these dumb rules at a store where common sense and manners are routinely ignored and I am not going to put up with it any longer.
From now on I am grabbing my muffin with my bare hands. If anyone wants to complain I will give them a piece of my logical mind! When I pick out my tomatoes and apples, if I need to poke, squeeze and prod I will use a wax paper square. If I see anyone poking, prodding or squeezing bare handed, I will give them the evil eye stare.
That’s right, I’m a rebel!