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Strategies for Aisle-Blockers at WalMart

Discussion in 'Stupid Stuff' started by Dale00, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Dale00

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    What is your solution for people who are oblivious and block your aisel at Walmart??

    Here's one possibility:
    Step 1 - Either airhorn blasts or shout "Ramming Speed" three times....then
    Step 2 - Ram their cart out of the way with yours
     
  2. tRidiot

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    I wait politely for a few moments, and if they don't step out of the way, I ask politely, "Excuse me." 99.99% of the time this leads to them moving their cart/kids/scooter out of the way and an apology on their part.

    Does this not work for you?
     
  3. Aries

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    I don't think people in Walmart INTEND to be in the way, they just don't seem to pay attention to what's going on around them.

    I was walking up an aisle once and came to a support pole right next to the shelf that took up just enough aisle that you could get a cart between it and the opposite shelf but nothing else. A woman was pushing a cart the opposite direction, so I stopped and waited to let her go through first. She stopped right next to the pole, picked up her cell phone and started to call someone. I looked at her like, really?? She kind of jumped, apologized, and moved on through.

    They just don't look or think about it. I probably do it sometimes too.
     
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    I say excuse me also but sometimes I am in lala land looking for something and I am the fool blocking the aisle.
    But I do notice the person coming up on me and tell them I am sorry for blocking the aisle.
    They say you are fine.

    I have helped people find things and got stuff off the top shelf many times for shorter people or people in wheel chairs.
    Many people will not take the time to help someone out.

    I do not go to walmart if I am in a hurry.
     
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    Cropdust............
     
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    I politely ask them to move or go an alternate way. Not worth the aggravation of hassle of getting upset over.
     
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    I think we are all guilty at times and need to remember that when others do things to us.

    They just don't look or think about it. I probably do it sometimes too.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Sometimes I say excuse meespecially if it's an adult li t looking for something. When they are just standing the talking is more odd a hey toy wasn't to hold your conversation where people are not trying to do stuff? Btw have done this at the gym as well when someone wants to use the equipment as their personal chatting area and told them there is a seating area available. When it's kids running around acting stupid with parents off chatting I turn my head and let them run into the cart. Hasn't happened too often but never fails momma is pissed off and all I do is shrug but shoulders and say something to the effect of pay attention to your kid.
     
  9. bigred1

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    I prefer to practice politeness when out in public, most people will return in kind.
     
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    The blockers are more likely their own employees filling those huge basket carriers that are filling on-line pickup orders.
    They are more invasive than the numb normal shoppers.
     

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