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Did you ever have "one of those days?"

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H1954 Wed 12-Feb-20 10:45:53

Just been to the supermarket with OH. We are both of the opinion now that we are invisible as both of us were run into by other peoples trolleys! Also, why is it that when two or more people who want to stand and have a natter HAVE to stand in everyone's way!? I must also have a very sensitive sense of smell today because I have encountered some real stinkers! That makes me want to direct them to the toiletry and laundry aisle!

Bellanonna Wed 12-Feb-20 10:57:32

If people are chatting in front of a shelf I need to get to I give them a slight nudge with my trolley, while I innocently look the other ways. It always works. I haven’t noticed anyone being smelly though, and I have a good sense of smell.

MawB Wed 12-Feb-20 11:12:46

My day got off to a lovely start with a free latte courtesy of Pret at MK station. No idea why....but much appreciated smile
Now I wonder if I could blag a lunch at the Ivy .....grin

annep1 Wed 12-Feb-20 12:09:34

I find that some days I can be very tolerant and other days the simplest thing annoys me.

Nannylovesshopping Wed 12-Feb-20 12:23:37

MawB apparently Pret do that all over the country, so many a day, I was lucky recipient once, was with my son in London, who remarked, must be for people who look as if they could do with a freebie, I know I wasn’t dressed up but didn’t think I looked that bad😂 as for blagging free lunch at the Ivy, I find the portions so small there!

lovebeigecardigans1955 Wed 12-Feb-20 12:28:23

We all have one of those days sometimes, don't we? When nothing seems to go right. I'm a bit despondent at the moment but am trying to keep busy. The thought of going back to bed and burying myself under the bedclothes is quite overwhelming just now but I mustn't succumb to it.

BradfordLass73 Wed 12-Feb-20 22:00:57

Is there anywhere to chat in a supermarket which is NOT in people's way? They are not designed for stationary chatting but selling, buying and moving on.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Hope tomorrow is a better day for you. Enjoy the Spring flowers.

merlotgran Wed 12-Feb-20 22:44:19

Dunno about one of those days but I'm sitting here wondering why, when I only popped into town for a few bits and pieces, I came home with a pair of jeans, a pair of pyjamas, slippers, gloves, a frying pan, a cushion, two pillows and a loo seat. hmm

So much for my economy drive.

TwiceAsNice Thu 13-Feb-20 00:08:13

Merlot, now that’s what I call an accomplished shopper. Well done!

Marmight Thu 13-Feb-20 05:58:46

Merlot 😂.
I often get ‘one of those days’ when I trip over something which isn’t there, drop everything, miss the carrot and chop into my finger, drive to the post office - without the parcel, can’t settle to anything and feel generally that I should write the day off!
On the up side, yesterday in Next I asked the assistant the price of the canned water drinks on the counter and was told they were free - so she gave me 2!
As for people chatting/stopping in inconvenient places, the top of an escalator is the worst 😱

merlotgran Thu 13-Feb-20 10:32:43

Getting carried away didn't do me any favours. My hands were cold so when I got back to the car I decided to wear the new gloves. I had some teeny tiny nail scissors (the sort that fold up) in my handbag so I snipped the piece of plastic that joins the gloves.

Only problem was I also snipped the end of my finger! I was sitting down and blood dripped all over the knees of the jeans I was wearing so, after using all the tissues I could find to stem the flow, I dashed into Wilkinsons to buy plasters then off to the public loos to change into my new jeans so I could look presentable in Waitrose.

It was only the tiniest of cuts and by the time I got back to the car again it had stopped bleeding. angry

Definitely one of those days. hmm

Callistemon Thu 13-Feb-20 10:37:43

This morning hasn't started well, hence I'm on here and not trying to do anything practical!

Although I did get told off on here on another thread! grin

Fiachna50 Thu 13-Feb-20 10:40:29

I had one of those days yesterday, involving bus journeys. Thankfully, Ive nowhere to go to today, though I did wake poor husband up at 6am as had really bad cramp im my leg. I probably had the whole street up with my yelling!

polnan Thu 13-Feb-20 10:46:30

oh off days,, and good days, I welcome the good days.
if anyone in the way, when I am supermarket shopping, I tend to say "excuse me" but then on a bad day.... well I can be a little rude.... not nice.. spread the love.

jaylucy Thu 13-Feb-20 10:56:54

Smelly people in supermarkets - I have a friend that, if she passes by a smelly customer will quite happily "donate" a can of deodorant or air freshener into the culprits trolley or basket when they are not looking!
Seeing their surprise when it goes through the till is priceless (especially if it is done in Aldi or Lidls as the shoot stuff through the scanner faster than you can keep up with!)

Bluebird64 Thu 13-Feb-20 11:01:31

Oh dear, what a lot of horrid things in one day! I'm in a customer-facing job (which I'll be leaving soon due to bullying) and on a bad day I can have customers who smell of: garlic (too tight to spend a bit more on the odourless pills), booze (yuck), body odour, stale wee (the worst of all), cannabis, stale cigarette smoke, and - so sad - vomit if they're bulimic. But skanky teeth are the absolute pits - I have a phobia about them!!

Moggycuddler Thu 13-Feb-20 11:07:49

Smelly people are the worst. I went to the cinema with my DH a while back and had to sit through a 2 hour film next to a woman who REEKED of BO. Couldn' t move because the place was packed. I spent the whole time with a tissue crammed against my nose, leaning the other way against my husband. He knew why because he could smell her too. In fact, half the people in the place must have. It was horrible.

Misha14 Thu 13-Feb-20 11:19:29

Many smelly people can't help it. I know it's horrible for the rest of us, but a little compassion, maybe.

Nanny41 Thu 13-Feb-20 11:23:24

I have one of those good days today, he sun is shining and gives warmth even at this time of year.I havent slept well at all in the night, but have excess energy today, which feels great.Even been for a walk which doesnt happen very often, but today is a lovely day.I hope all GN,s have a lovely day too.

LuckyFour Thu 13-Feb-20 11:24:35

DH and I spent all day yesterday trying to connect our two laptops to a new printer. Still haven't done it. Shouting at each other this morning with frustration. So probably going to be another 'one of those days'.

Jani Thu 13-Feb-20 11:29:30

Yes definitely one of those days - except it’s been going on since October- the builders are here!! Today it’s been chucking it down and they are in and out - 3 builders - one plumber and a bedroom fitter - nearly lost the plot - that’s me not them - and this is a quiet day!! It’s like Piccadilly Circus ! Trying to go to the loo quietly is a nightmare - hey ho roll on a couple of months and hopefully no builders and I can have my life back !!! They are doing a great job though .

Tamayra Thu 13-Feb-20 11:45:20

I’ve had One of those days everyday for the last 7 weeks
Dodging bushfires in Australia
Actually it’s been one of those nights too Never knew when the text message would come on my mobile ‘Evacuate now threat of fire’ Happened 5 times Worst was 3am New Year’s Day
It’s been a hard gig.
But, raining now so fire threat has nearly passed & Ive unpacked all treasures from my car & to my surprise 20 pairs of undies that I grabbed
Must say something about me hey ?

Thecatshatontgemat Thu 13-Feb-20 11:48:54

Welcome to my world.
I always try and supermarket shop as early in the day as possible, to avoid the crashing, bashing and smell of others.
Town shopping, finds me at their door at 9.00 am sharp. Not only do you have room to move, but the assistants are freely available/pleasant/plentiful and the only other shoppers are crowd haters like myself.
Takes a bit of effort, but we'll worth it for my sanity.

Craftycat Thu 13-Feb-20 11:49:15

I'm always in a good mood when I do my big weekly shop. I have never noticed any smelly people either.
I don't usually talk to people ( unless I know them) but today got into a conversation with a nice woman in meat aisle when she asked me the date to check her meat was OK for a few days. It was a very pleasant interlude.
DH talks to everyone he meets. It drives me potty so I rarely shop with him. He comes home & tells me all about these conversations- I'm sure people hide to avoid him- I would! The poor cashier can't get away that easily!!

Jens Thu 13-Feb-20 12:14:12

Your comments everyone remind me of a comment made, I was living in Johannesburg st the time, it was “Ah, yes, the great unwashed English”. I was mortified at the time, but must admit, how true it really is. Being skanky seems to be the norm.