Finishing schools might have gone out of fashion but guess what people? Good manners are still very much in demand.
Which brings us to today’s mad rant , the severe and widespread lack of shopping etiquette . Yes ladies it doesn’t matter how many deals ? you scored on your latest shopping expedition. If you were guilty of even one of these you aren’t a true shopaholic diva ?.
Following are the major shopping etiquette fails that a true diva or any decent, self respecting human being should avoid indulging in ?
1-Incessant honking ?
If by chance you have spotted someone about to exit their parking spot, honking your horn at them to rush their departure is not only downright rude it’s not going to make them move any faster. This is especially true if the person has tons of bag to offload or they have children with them.
It’s a mall? people not a hundred yard ?dash to your car. Give people time! ⏱I assure you they are not intending to pitch a tent in the parking space and have a picnic . Most people are desperate to head home after a long day of shopping. So keep your hair on or if you are that impatient then pay for valet parking you cheap skate.?
While we are on the subject of parking here’s another parking lot peeve I ought to mention.
2-The makeup?/cell phone ?maven,
This is the person who considers their car as a combination telephone booth and makeup room. This person lulls their parking lot stalker into a false sense of scoring a parking space ? victory✌? by swinging their shopping bags in the trunk, entering the car and never leaving!
They will either engage in a lengthy phone conversation or attempt to do a complicated , cut crease, smoky eye,makeup look or both ?.
Ladies if you must paint your faces ???,there is a reason malls bathrooms are equipped with mirrors . And if you must reconcile with your ? ex on the phone, wait till you go home . He’s highly unlikely to score ? with someone else in the 10-20 minutes it takes you to drive home from the mall ?.
3-The impatient, audible sigher,
Here’s the thing if I’m going to spend the time and energy to get to the mall , fight crowds and finally make it to the checkout utterly disheveled, than 9 out of 10 times I will have an overflowing cart or basket. Now usually if I see someone behind me who has just a couple of items I let them go ahead of me out of common courtesy.
Sometimes however the clerk has already starting scanning my merchandise when this person pops up out of nowhere right behind me and starts audibly sighing and pulling faces.
Which I can clearly see ?owing to my excellent peripheral vision. So here’s the deal, if you’re going to shop at the mall or the grocery store and pick up a pair of socks or a pack of ramen than by all means use the 10 items or less line . If you are going to stand behind me, then wait your turn patiently or haul your tailgating , ass home and shop online .
4-The howling hyenas,
Ok ladies I get it , you and your bffs love shopping? so do i. That’s still no reason to create a racket and annoy the hell out of others around you. Malls are public places and everyone, single or in a group has a right to enjoy themselves without being subjected to loud, raucous laughter and high pitched shrieks ( read nails on a board ).?So ladies have fun ?on your day out but keep those ?decibels down this ain’t a night club??.
5-Loitering teens ,
Now I know malls are a popular hang out/ date spot for teenagers. And on regular days I couldn’t care less if they set up camp all day in the food court.
But on important shopping holidays like 4th of July, Black Friday and Boxing Day. When malls are already bursting at the seams and parking and floor space is scarce. The last thing serious shoppers need is droves of rowdy teens making goggly eyes at each other and hoarding tables in the food court.
If you intend to actually shop then you are more than welcome otherwise please stay home and work on your YouTube Chanels I assure you will not be missed .
6-Rude hand gestures & swearing,
Yes we know the “finger” was the your first and last attempt at sign language . And the only spelling bee you ever participated in was the one with swear words. Well guess what you are rude and offensive . So why don’t you go home and wash out that mouth with pine sol and shove that hand gesture up your a** .
7-Venting in the mall/store –
Ok so maybe you’ve had a shit day at work/school or maybe your life just generally sucks .
Whatever the reason, the store clerks and other customers aren’t there to act as your personal punching bags. There is no reason for you to vent ?your frustrations out on them.
You have a short fuse? here’s an idea : book yourself a few sessions of an anger management course or go see a shrink .
8-The queue owner-
The unsaid rule about queuing is that once you forfeit your place in line consider it gone. Unless you happen to ask the person either in front or behind to hold your spot for you. That being said don’t expect to sashay off for a latte☕️ and expect the line to part for you like the Red Sea . ?You ain’t Moses honey ✨
There you have it ladies the handbook of shopping etiquette ?fails. Share some of your own etiquette fail ?stories and remember ladies it’s curiosity that killed the cat ?not courtesy. ?
Until next time ladies xoxo?!