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Old 09-05-18, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Colnago Mixte View Post
So is this two items?

Or one item since they get weighed together?

Or 8 items, since after all, eight bananas is eight bananas.

Or, does it matter if they're connected together in one bunch? So thirteen bananas in a bunch qualifies as one item and, therefore, is allowed to go through the Express Line. Broken off from the bunch, however, they become thirteen discreet items, thereby disqualifying the shopper from the Express Line.
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Saw some good advice on Facebook. Before you become depressed and think you are a grumpy old man, make sure your are not surrounded by a bunch of mouthy AHs!!!!!
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
One rule:
Dang, now we have to have rules.
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It's been a problem since cell phones were invented. Back then, my opinion was that they were rude self-absorbed people who never learned any manners, and were furthermore doing it to seek attention. Mine was the general attitude towards it then, I haven't changed my opinion since.

Since I was about 20 then, and people have commonly held those sorts in disgust in the intervening years, I'm going to say that your complaint is an objective one based on common courtesy and NOT being a grumpy old man.
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Old 09-18-18, 12:38 PM
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As for the discussion, they should type it on parchment, put it in an envelope, seal it with wax, and affix postage, and send it on its way.
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Old 09-18-18, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by slorollin View Post
How's this for a grumpifying moment? I'm in the "12 items or less" lane behind a guy talking on his cellphone. He has another phone along with a pager clipped to his belt. He pays with an EBT card. But what chapped my tushie the most was that he had 15 items.

Originally Posted by dennis336 View Post
Or, does it matter if they're connected together in one bunch? So thirteen bananas in a bunch qualifies as one item and, therefore, is allowed to go through the Express Line. Broken off from the bunch, however, they become thirteen discreet items, thereby disqualifying the shopper from the Express Line.
When in such a situation, in which the checkout clerk points to the sign that says "Twelve items or less", I reply that the sign should read "Twelve items or fewer."
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Walmart needs a goon with a baseball bat enforcing the 20 items or less policy. 21 items too bad you are going to get it. Only exception is a case of beer with contains 24 cans but since it is contained in a cardboard box it is only one item. A bottle of vitamins containing 100 pills us still 100 items so get out of the line. Dang I’m bored
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Old 09-18-18, 01:18 PM
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* And very grumpy
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15 of the same item will take less time to process than 12 different items. so I go to the 12 or less isle.
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I told someone at work today that there had to be a grouchy old man on our crew, and I've decided to take on the role.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
How incredibly old school ... talking on a cell phone!!
True. Mostly all I see nowadays are the Zombies shambling through the parks and stores, staring with vacant eyes at the little slab throwing cold light onto the waxy skin of their slack faces. AKA, checking their facebook/whatever feeds, and tapping out messages.

Oh, and around here, the "12 items or less" aisles at Wallyworld have mostly disappeared, replaced by self checkout.

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Old 09-21-18, 08:46 AM
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I AM a grumpy, old man. Can't stand loud music, loud cars or bikes, loud parties or neighbors. I just cringe every time I'm told the grand kids are coming over for the weekend (they're 4 and 5). They are LOUD and disruptive. I try to remember that it's their parents' fault, not theirs, but I still don't like it.
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Old 09-21-18, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Jon T View Post
I AM a grumpy, old man. Can't stand loud music, loud cars or bikes, loud parties or neighbors. I just cringe every time I'm told the grand kids are coming over for the weekend (they're 4 and 5). They are LOUD and disruptive. I try to remember that it's their parents' fault, not theirs, but I still don't like it.
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That's your karma. Who raised the parents?
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Originally Posted by Jon T View Post
I AM a grumpy, old man. Can't stand loud music, loud cars or bikes, loud parties or neighbors. I just cringe every time I'm told the grand kids are coming over for the weekend (they're 4 and 5). They are LOUD and disruptive. I try to remember that it's their parents' fault, not theirs, but I still don't like it.
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lol!
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Originally Posted by Jon T View Post
I AM a grumpy, old man. Can't stand loud music, loud cars or bikes, loud parties or neighbors. I just cringe every time I'm told the grand kids are coming over for the weekend (they're 4 and 5). They are LOUD and disruptive. I try to remember that it's their parents' fault, not theirs, but I still don't like it.
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And who raised the parent? Part of you is part of them. So take care on being too critical. In an y event, when they come to visit, you get to set the rules; and kids that age need to be separated from the adults.

Therefore, it might benefit everyone if they had something to do, and/or occupy their time. Remember, you want them to grow up with fawned memories of visiting grand pa. No memries of dread.
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I am getting more grumpier by the moment. Broke a bone in my foot. The Dr. said no cycling for at least 2 week probably longer. . Been sitting around the house for 3+ days. You only can read for so long. Follow up Monday. For those of you with more severe injuries or conditions that are preventing you from riding I apologize for my rant. I am bored to death
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I am getting more grumpier by the moment. Broke a bone in my foot. The Dr. said no cycling for at least 2 week probably longer. . Been sitting around the house for 3+ days. You only can read for so long. Follow up Monday. For those of you with more severe injuries or conditions that are preventing you from riding I apologize for my rant. I am bored to death
You wimps crying about how grumpy you're getting make me sick. Back in my day we had real grumps. Grumps who'd steal your ball if you hit it in their yard. Grumps who'd turn their hose on to flood the alley so the kids couldn't play there. Grumps that paid dearly, repeatedly, when we reached our semi-delinquent, vandalous, adolescence. Ahhhh, some of my most treasured memories are of the, ahem, pranks we tortured them with. Sigh........
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Originally Posted by slorollin View Post
You wimps crying about how grumpy you're getting make me sick. Back in my day we had real grumps. Grumps who'd steal your ball if you hit it in their yard. Grumps who'd turn their hose on to flood the alley so the kids couldn't play there. Grumps that paid dearly, repeatedly, when we reached our semi-delinquent, vandalous, adolescence. Ahhhh, some of my most treasured memories are of the, ahem, pranks we tortured them with. Sigh........
Lol, well you have reached the grumpy old man status. Hopefully some of the kids you are now dealing with are thinking of some pranks to pull on you for their treasured memories. Ah the circle of life.
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And who raised the parent?
My wife was a single parent. I had no hand in raising her daughters. The daughter's BF is a total looser and has spent a goodly amount. of his adult life in the "big house". His mother was a drunk and a druggie and his father was absent. Neither one is any kind of a disciplinarian and if I try to correct them I never hear the end of it.
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My wife was a single parent. I had no hand in raising her daughters. The daughter's BF is a total looser and has spent a goodly amount. of his adult life in the "big house". His mother was a drunk and a druggie and his father was absent. Neither one is any kind of a disciplinarian and if I try to correct them I never hear the end of it.
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OK, then. Then again, you can still get to play some part in their "rehabilitation" if you so desire.
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Lol, well you have reached the grumpy old man status. Hopefully some of the kids you are now dealing with are thinking of some pranks to pull on you for their treasured memories. Ah the circle of life.
Speaking of circle of life, grumpy for me is when you get upset at the younger generation for doing the same things you did when you were their age.

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Walmart needs a goon with a baseball bat enforcing the 20 items or less policy. 21 items too bad you are going to get it. Only exception is a case of beer with contains 24 cans but since it is contained in a cardboard box it is only one item. A bottle of vitamins containing 100 pills us still 100 items so get out of the line. Dang Iím bored
You wouldn't DARE mess up beer sales, would you?

Only if it's frou-frou brew.
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I AM a grumpy, old man. Can't stand loud music, loud cars or bikes, loud parties or neighbors. I just cringe every time I'm told the grand kids are coming over for the weekend (they're 4 and 5). They are LOUD and disruptive. I try to remember that it's their parents' fault, not theirs, but I still don't like it.
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It has to be good loud music, not this jiggy crap they got now, of course.
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Originally Posted by David Bierbaum View Post
True. Mostly all I see nowadays are the Zombies shambling through the parks and stores, staring with vacant eyes at the little slab throwing cold light onto the waxy skin of their slack faces. AKA, checking their facebook/whatever feeds, and tapping out messages.

Oh, and around here, the "12 items or less" aisles at Wallyworld have mostly disappeared, replaced by self checkout.
Oh no, I'm not bagging my own stuff, pay somebody, and minimum wage here is like $9+ hr and you can't have two party checks because they won't cover two parties anymore.

I came from a state where self-service gas was illegal until recently and I remember smelling like unleaded pumping it all day for people who were happy about it.
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Nope, this does not make you a grumpy old men. I'm relatively young (or so I consider myself) however I have been in a similar situation before and it just made me think... some people really have no filter and no concept of the fact that other people are around and may not necessarily want to hear whatever it is you're talking about. If you wouldn't say it to a colleague at work, don't shout it out at the top of your lungs in the supermarket. Simple as that, really.
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