- Why are pensioners allowed out on Saturdays?
They go out for a pootle in the car and block the road, then they block the supermarket car park, block the aisles and block the checkouts.
They’ve had all week to do the shopping – they ought to be banned from shopping on Saturdays when working folk want to get things done.
Rant over.Posted 5 years agoMikkelMember
jools, thats exactly how i felt yesterday when queing behind a million of them at the post office :0)
On the other hand, when i get to that age, my hobby will be going to post office to buy stamps everyday after 4, and in summer sit in my front garden shouting at young people walking past.Posted 5 years ago
Thread title made me laugh. I heard an old lady grumbling in the Post Office about the queue which had other old people in it, now I don’t feel bad at feeling annoyed sometimes.
I sometimes feel like there should be rules in supermarkets about stopping in the same place for more than a certain amount of time.
If you stop for too long you need to set off again and do a loop around the shelves to get back to where you were, so as to let faster people nip in and get things if they’re in a rush.
Might make it stressfull for potterers though. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
I do remain calm, but how long can it take to choose some soup? I don’t really get people can stand in the same place for ages.
You’d think people would want to get out of there.
It’s a bit like a lesson in being ‘Zen’ for me, being peacefully in the moment and not getting annoyed.
I have to remind myself to be like that when I go in.Posted 5 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
Also – they think they can pair up down aisles, walking at 0.0002mph (or stood still), so as you approach from behind, the only option is to hit their fat arses with your trolley. The thing is – this doesn’t change if you are facing them either – they are totally oblivious to anything.Posted 5 years agobigGMember
They are allowed out every day because they’ve worked hard (mostly) and paid their debt to society (mostly) so they can go out whenever they damn well please in my opinion. Good on them for making the most of their retirement. I look forward to mine. I just hope I can get a brown Allegro and a box of tissues for the parcel shelf because my pension is going to be worth bugger all the economy keeps going the way it is.Posted 5 years agoprojectMember
Best thing to do is get in the queue in front of a load of pensioners,and just faff about, taking ages to put stuff on the belt, taking endless time to ensure that all bar codes are not visible, nothing must be piled on anything else, or even within 2 to 3 inches of the next item.
Then when it comes to pay, fiddle with your pockets, and say loudly im sure i brought some cash with me, then get a card out, and loudly chant the number which is your year of birth,finally put all the accumulated bags in the trolley one by one SLOWLY,finally when you think all those behind have aged enough, slowly move away from the checkout, then STOP DEAD,look puzzled and loudly ask the checkout operator, you diod give me the receipt, or card back didnt you .
Furtive scuttling of the checkout operator, as thy search for missing card ,receipt etc.
As you finally look back youll find various pensioners in a state of catatonic shock or just given up the will to live, some of the more militant ones will be looking at various items with which to inflict grevious bodily harm on you, a french stick or cucumber can inflict terrible injuries on an un prepared shopper.Posted 5 years agobensalesMember
Never understand the problem in supermarkets. If someone leaves their trolley blocking the aisle, I just move it. If someone is standing in front of a shelf debating what they want, a quick “excuse me” and reach in front of them for what I want.
That said, Sainsbury’s Online was invented for a reason.Posted 5 years agopennineMember
Parking the trolley across the aisle applies to ALL age groups in my supermarket. I just say excuse me to which they usually reply with ‘sorry’.
Don’t know how old you are Brakes, but you’re beginning to sound a bit nasty. Getting old is a right of passage and not an affliction to which younger folk need to be shielded from.
Yes, they sometimes irritate me (already said above) but also think that could be me in a few years.Posted 5 years agoRscottMember
currently working for a supermarket chain and i can happily say the pesinors are the least of your worries, yes they are slow and sometimes smell and loose there money. But they are polite and understand that we have a job to do which is why they are nice when you ask them politly to move. They don’t talk on there phones at the checkout they say good morning and are always willing to have a quick chat which occasionaly makes your day, hearing about there earler life.
Younger customers however are rude always in a rush pushing and shoveing, running staffs fingers over who are stacking shelfs. talking on there phone at the check out, not saying thank you, No good mornings or hello’s as they come in the shop, and genraly think because you work in a super market they are better than you. I know which generation i’d rather have in my shop.Posted 5 years agoPMK2060Subscriber
I think a lot of pensioners shop on Saturday because they always have. I don’t mind as i shop in the week (most supermarkets are now open 24 hours and i can find better things to do at the weekend).
What annoys me is shoppers who spend ages in a queue and then have to fish around in their gigantic handbags to find their purse when told the amount. Do they not realize they have to pay?Posted 5 years agonukeproofridingMember
Yeah us Brits should treat our old folk even worse than we already do by not allowing them out of their house on certain days.
As annoying as it is, It’s a bit of a low blow having a rant about old people being “out and about”.
Italians know how to treat their old folk. (Not saying all Brits don’t – we moved 10 mins down the road from ours when they started getting on a bit so we can be there in 10mins if we need to be.)Posted 5 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
@rscott – that sounds like more your problem (supermarket workers) than ‘our’ problem. Tesco exists to get my money off me, not to be my friend, I want to be in and out as fast as I can. Pensioners slowing me down = bad, youths talking on the phone or not saying hello to the checkout person = I couldn’t care less.Posted 5 years agoCougarSubscriber
Many old people are slow, cantankerous, and irritate younger people. And they don’t give a shit.
When I’m old I shall be slow, cantankerous, and irritate younger people. And I won’t give a shit.
When those young people are old they shall be slow, cantankerous, and irritate other younger people. And they won’t give a shit.
It’s the cycle of life. Such is the way of the world. Look at the Duke of Edinburgh; he might not be “king” in any sort of practical manner, but he’s the king of not giving a shit. And if I were him, I would be too.Posted 5 years agoRscottMember
FuzzyWuzzy its more to do with manners. the same people who talk on there phones are the same ones who complain when the cashiers don’t thank them.what i was getting at is manners dont cost anythingand the older people know this the younger people dont seem to grasp this concept.Posted 5 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
It baffles me as to how slow they go, surely any sane person speeds things up a bit when they’re running out of time.
I’ve had a go at my MiL about her going out to the supermarket for her weekly shop on a Saturday and how selfish she is as thats the only time working folk can usually go.
She thought I was joking.
My Step mum insists on getting her hair done on Saturday mornings thereby taking a valuable appointment and seat at the hair dressers that some poor working woman might need because she’s at work all week.
selfish selfish old people.Posted 5 years ago
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