Friday, October 29, 2004

Fun in the Grocery Store

Hah, I bet you thought this was going to be a political post. I promised, remember?

Here's an amusing thing to do when you're at the grocery store. When you put your groceries on the conveyor belt, don't put one of those plastic divider things between your groceries and the person's in front of you. Just leave a big empty gap, about two or three feet. It will be completely obvious to the checker, as well as anyone with half a brain where their groceries end and yours begin. But, the majority of people are such incredible slaves to habit, that if you don't put down the plastic divider, they will.

When they look down and see that you have put your groceries on the belt, but there's no magic plastic between yours and theirs, an expression of either confusion or frustration will come across their face. They don't know what to do without that magic plastic. Watch and be amused as they awkwardly grab a divider and put it in its "proper" place between the opposing foodstuffs.

Try it out. It's fun to confuse people.


Blogger jazzaccord said...

Actually I do that often. I find about 50% will put a divider in its "proper" place. The checkers where I shop are not as "aware" as where you shop. I find they often put the dividers between orders if the customers don't.

12:59 PM, October 29, 2004  
Blogger Joey B!!!! said...

your such a rebel

1:14 PM, October 29, 2004  
Blogger Skor Grimm said...

your such a rebelWait... what about my "such a rebel?"


1:15 PM, October 29, 2004  

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