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People standing in the way at a shopping centre

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There’s lots of things about shopping malls that I dislike, but there is this thing in particular that really infuriates me.  People standing in the way in really stupid places for NO reason whatsoever. Why do they do it?  Do they not have something better to do or somewhere else to go?

I was out one afternoon at my local shopping mall enjoying a bit of retail therapy.  I decided to take escalators up to a higher level and as soon as I reached the top I’m confronted by a group of Chav girls, with their baseball caps at 45 degrees and all covered in their fake bling.  They were standing right in the way blocking anyone who wanted to get off the escalators.  Escalators in a shopping mall I physically had to push my way through them and of course then you get all the backchat and abuse, which they most likely couldn’t spell anyway.

Why hang out here girls?  Why can’t you go somewhere else and do something useful?  You are most likely skipping school anyway!

Here’s another example that springs to mind of people standing in the way in the most awkward place possible.  I went to the library at my university to do some research.  You are required to have with you your campus card, so that you can scan and go through the turnstile.

On the other side of the turnstile was a group of young lads stood there in the way, just hanging around again.  WHY ARE YOU THERE? Is it so you can shake the hands of everyone in the little group you have just hooked up with in the café?  Well can you please do it some where other than right in the path of people entering the library?

Does this sort of thing happen to anyone else, or am I just unlucky enough to find all the human obstacles in the world?  Why do these people have to hang out at shopping malls and get in the way of other shoppers?


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anon

anon

Anon, So both you and your mother are people haters,child haters, and generally a miserable pair to be around. By your spitfull coments, I would not be surprised to learn you were both in wheel chairs. I'll bet you think the whole world should get out of your way!
19/10/12 anon
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hairyfairy

hairyfairy

Pat bateman, your solution to the problem sounds lovely, unfortunately they put you away for life if you do that. Shame really, as a lot of us would love to do that.
19/10/12 hairyfairy
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hairyfairy

hairyfairy

I`m not a well off or especially educated person, so I have to shop in Tesco & Asda, but I do agree about morons who block the isles & ignore you when you ask to get by. Are these people deaf, OR just ill mannered? the worst offender are mother with these gigantic baby buggies, why can`t they get a friend to mind the kids while they go shopping? I do wish that I was better off, then I could go to classoer shops, or at least have someone else do my shopping.
19/10/12 hairyfairy
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Anon

Anon

The people who I get mad with are the parents and grandparents of toddlers. Whilst shopping in M&S with my disabled mother I was confronted coming down one aisle by mother,father, grannie, grandad and child who was sat on the floor completing blocking the aisle. This child was obviously the only toddler in the world who could sit down, well it seemed like it by all the wonderful comments coming from these 4 adults. We waited to pass and then we were treated to smiles and grins from these morons, who obvioulsy thought we should join in there adulation of this child. No such luck from me I'm afraid - even my mother blushed but they won't repeat that trick again in a hurry.
18/09/11 Anon
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ProudSnob

ProudSnob

Waitrose = nice wide aisles and the higher prices mean that the poorer, uneducated people can't afford to shop there. This makes for a more pleasant shopping environment on the whole.

ASDA = narrow aisles and the lower prices mean that the poorer, uneducated people CAN afford to shop there. This makes for a LESS pleasant shopping environment on the whole.

Personally, I can afford to employ someone to do my shopping and therefore don't venture into either of these establishments.
15/01/11 ProudSnob
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Shift

Shift

People who just stop dead in front of you are the worst ever! And those folk who clog up the ilse in tesco with their shopping trolleys talking to each other are the second worst and those who leas their shopping trolleys down the frozen food ilse whilst they go back to get something are the 3rd worse. Sorry I can't spell ilse but you get my drift.....move it!
18/11/10 Shift
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Congo

Congo

'Bukowski'

Did it occur to you to ask the ladies to move their trolleys rather than boasting .."I forcefully pushed my trolley through theirs ".

Instead of pretending to be an English gentleman by attempting to imitate correct speech (which is not the same as the "snootiest english accent") perhaps you could try behaving in a civilised manner?
26/07/10 Congo
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Tinkerman

Tinkerman

You can blame Margaret Thatcher for all this, she dismantled the thoughtful caring society and replaced it with the self centred arrogance of todays new society, By instigating a culture of greed and avarice she hoped that those whose only talents were to make monay regardless of consequence would enrichen the country as money would trickle through the new society and make everyone richer. The truth was that selfishness and ignorance of the needs of others took hold of everyone and a single minded attitude of me first, last and always meant that thinking about your wants and needs took presedence over others and societies needs as a whole.
Add to this the human rights legislation which is so loosely worded that any act someone cares to take is permissable because curtailing it would contravene their rights and you have a recipe for a vicious selfish uncaring aggressive society which fails to protect the weakest because it gives rights but no responsibilities to the stronger members.
26/07/10 Tinkerman
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little jay

little jay

See a group of people who won't move? Barge through 'em (if all else fails).
15/06/10 little jay
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Sherry

Sherry

This is hilarious! I have also seen people behaving in this curious way. I went fishing the other week and there were some people there with a little girl. The child was uncomfortable, she had to pee pee (which she kept annoucning until she finally did...all down her leg!), You would think that the adults would call it a day, but they only laughed at the child and continued to fish. I tried to fish and ignore them, but then the woman insisted on talking to me. She would NOT shut up at all! It was so funny (in an ironic way, I guess). I didn't catch anything...that was maddening. I now know what a "dog in the manger is" (Aesop's Fables)
09/05/10 Sherry
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sheffield posse

sheffield posse

WHATEVER! you haz no respect,get over it, if you doze not like it ,shop elsewhere.I really love burberry its the fashion.i buys my jewelleryfrom ratners so give me respect....
18/04/10 sheffield posse
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anne

anne

I know where all about that. It seems that every time I`m in a hurry, I get stuck behind some idiot walk at a snail`s pace on a really narrow pavement. they`re usually grossly fat, & don`t seem to hear me when I say excuse me, can I get past, so I end up having to walk into the road to get round these creatures, & risk getting run over.I guess that`s the result of generations breeding from a polluted gene pool.
25/03/10 anne
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Bukowski

Bukowski

It's everywhere, really. I was in Sainsbury's and two chav type women (sports clothes, dripping with argos gold) decided to park their trolleys head to head right across the aisle whilst chatting away, making it impossible to pass. I turned my trolley around and went back to the previous aisle and gave it 5 minutes.
I went back again and they were still there, yakking on. I forcefully pushed my trolley through theirs and was met with "eh what's all this?" and "you're totally ******* out of order". I put on my snootiest english accent (which I'm not bad at actually) and said "Excuse me ladies, one really needs to do one's shopping".
30/10/09 Bukowski
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bloody hell

bloody hell

I was at LIDL and a lane closed so everyone went wondering off. I saw a new lane opening right next to me and jumped in, but the tranny old middle aged woman with husband and grannie pushed in rite in front of me and then managed to tell me to "shut up" ...bloody hell the rudeness!
04/09/09 bloody hell
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The Antichav

The Antichav

The groups of chavs that stand in your way should be shot once, in the stomach, at point-blank range with a .38. Er hang on, shouldn't that apply to all chavs.............?
18/11/08 The Antichav
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