May 13, 2013

Do You Mind?!


       Grocery shopping is an annoying enough endeavor by itself (yes, for me it's an endeavor, it's not just an errand): You have to remember what you came to the store for (if you aren't smart enough to write it down beforehand), you have to fight the urge to get everything else but the stuff you came in for because it looks more enticing, you have to get through the maze of aisles and people (and I'm not sure which are worse but I think it's a close tie in favor of people) and then when you think you see the finish line, you don't. You see the queue line. And that's when the party begins.
       I don't know why or how, but people seem to think that the longer the line the closer you have to stand together to get out of the store quicker, therefore people don't just stand near you, they get closer and closer trying to stand in the same spot as you. May I remind you that no two objects can occupy the same space at the same time. It's physics. That's the frigging law. You don't trust me? Then find out what the Pauli Exclusion Principle is all about before you try to weasel your way into my torso so your eyeballs can peek out through my mouth next time you're standing behind me.
      These bitches need to be put in their places and of course, I have mastered a technique of doing just that. Sometimes I don't care and I don't do anything, but you have a better chance of seeing a blue moon than me all zen and relaxed at a store. On other occasions, I either turn around really quickly and look that person straight in their eyes until they feel awkward and move back or I suddenly take a step back and look down as if I've dropped something. That usually has a domino effect. And I love it. These techniques aren't accompanied by verbal affirmations of any kind, I rarely say anything - Mahatma Gandhi was a very quiet dude and people got his message and so far people seem to get mine too.
      The phenomenon of cannery lines isn't reserved just for the grocery stores. People don't care about other people's personal space just as much at the post office, the bank, the pharmacy... everywhere where the act of going there itself is irksome enough. Even though at some places you have lines drawn on the floor and signs saying "RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE'S PERSONAL SPACE", people still sneak upon you. So here are some hints to go by when in doubt: If there isn't enough space for two oxygen atoms to exist between you and me - you're standing too close. If you're digging a hole in my back with your incredibly pointy handbag - you're standing too close. If I can smell that you need a mint or a tooth extraction - you're standing too close. If I can feel your genitals on my butt - you're standing too close. If I can hear your nose whistling while you breathe because you have a dried up booger somewhere in there - you're standing too close. So... Do you mind?!


What I'd wear today:
Orange pants: H&M
Striped top: H&M
Heels: Zara
Clutch: Bershka
Earrings: Accessories
Nail polish: Maybelline

      There are new posts coming up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so hopefully you'll be back this Wednesday!

      Peet


42 comments:

  1. Amazing selection for today!! So true your post!!
    besos.

    http://onecolourorathemedaybyday.blogspot.com

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  2. ROFL .. oh, my gawd! I officially cannot read your blog while I'm at work (not that I should be :-) The last paragraph is hilarious and so darn true!

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  3. Hee hee - I do the second one. I take a step back and bend down as if I'm doing something to my shoes or like you say picking something up, but then I don't turn round and apologize, I just continue on with my business in hope they don't take a step forward again. There is only one time when I don't mind standing in a queue where the person behind me is too close and that's when it's a fit bloke - think Tyrese Gibson from Fast and Furious - he could push his genitals on to me any time!!

    Those heels are amazing - I have a similar pair on my blog right now girlfriend!

    http://forcailini.blogspot.com

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    1. Agree! When there's Ryan Gosling behind me - push away.:)

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  4. Very nice purchases! I love the shoes.

    LUXESSED

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  5. Nice things did you get =)
    I'm thinking lately that what you do here in the blog is really therapy.
    I usually have a shower when i dont like something-someone-everything... or eat until weight like a cow.
    But this method is easier and cheaper... and slimming ^^

    XXX
    http://muerdelaespina.blogspot.com.es/

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  6. Ummmm can we all just agree that if you can feel someone's breath on you, that they deserved to be punched? Creepy! I love that you pretend you dropped something HAHA What else could make a stranger more uncomfortable? Priceless.

    xo Ashley
    thetineistfirecracker.com

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  7. I really love this outfit!!!!!!
    Kisses darling!
    (I'm already following you on bloglovin....)

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  8. Haha, personal space is so important! Nothing worse than that whistly booger nose-breathing noise ;)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  9. Your post has me laughing!! I always catch myself scoping out what others have in their grocery cart!! Then I feel completely weirded out when they look over my selections... don't you hate that.. esp when you have purchased too much wine and personal items.. :) Funny. Great post.

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    1. Yes, I always get a bottle of wine and a couple of beers and from time to time a bottle of something stronger and people look at me like there's something wrong with me.:) But that stuff's there, it's in the store, they sell those things for a reason... And that reason is sometimes me.:D

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  10. SO true! I find it especially annoying when you're in line for a ride at the amusement park or in line to buy movie tickets and people will stand so close that they actually bump into you! i mean, cmon people! i get that i'm short but i'm pretty sure you can see me standing there.

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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  11. boundary issues in cities do my head in! when it's a woman i just try and give her a whatsup look and if its a guy - honey he doesnt even get to come that close. i just shame them like - whoa excuse me - securrrittyyyy! well not quite but you get the picture. also I do the swing my bag pretending i am looking for something in my tote bag move. i still dont get why you would want to be all up in someone's business.

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  12. For me grocery shopping is the opposite of performing in a band. With a band when the gig is over you want to start again, but with grocery shopping I usually want to get what I need and get out of there. I don't write what I need down but remember anyway. That's because I'm neurotic, obsessive compulsive, and get the same things almost every time. Unfortunately I obsess so much on what I intend to get that I forget to notice who's near me - unless it's a woman with a nice looking butt (I can't believe I admitted that). It is a pain when people get too close especially if I'm reaching for my credit card and trying to sign. Then I do the turn around and stare at them thing. Apparently I don't look as attractive as you. People hardly ever rub against me. That step back and looking down trick is a good one! I'll to try to remember it. I always wondered why people wear those fashions with big scary looking sharp spikes on them. Maybe it's partly to ward off the people who rub on them in addition to the look. I like the neon H&M pants. What fabric are they made of?

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    1. The label says: "65 % recycled polyester, 33 % cotton and 2 % elastane - Conscious collection is part of H&M's conscious actions for more sustainable fashion future." Cool, I didn't even know that when I bought them.:)

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  13. NO kidding, people need to respect your space! Its so annoying how closely they'll start clumping together in lines...ugh. I like your methods though! I'll have to implement them haha ;)
    Also, nice items, I love those sandal heels <3
    Oh, and right, I was sworn into the student Senate at my college, lol. Thanks!

    Trendy Teal

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  14. i have the same sandals ;)! if you like my blog and if you want you can follow me ;)

    http://www.cristinasurdu.com/

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  15. Nice haul. I love your transparent clutch bag and that nail polish!

    New post is up!
    XX, IamJenniya

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  16. love those sandals!
    muah*
    mariana

    http://asouthbreeze.blogspot.pt/

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  17. nice choice!
    love the shoes!

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  18. following you on gfc and bloglovin too! thanks dear! love the shoes!!
    MaryFashionLove
    MaryFashionLove on Bloglovin

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  19. You think shopping in a grocery store is bad - try working in one. Yup. I spend about 50 hours a week trapped inside one of these mad houses!

    Your post reminded me of this - you should watch it, I think you would like :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmpYnxlEh0c

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    1. I watched it and it's pretty cool! People (me including, no doubt) need reminding that we're NOT the center of everyone's universe...

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  20. Ha! I fuggin LOVE grocery shopping. Seriously I get so zen at the store. I could wander through the aisles for eeeever. I read the back of EVERYTHING, like a freak.
    xo
    ashley
    Thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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    1. You said it, not me - like a freak.:D

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  21. Perfect!
    love all!

    thanks so much for comment on my blog :)

    addictbeiconic.blogspot.com

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  22. Love love love the heels! And oh I'm woman who enjoys grocery shopping. I'm always tempted by new kinds of potato chips and all sorts of promotions :-)

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    1. Really??? I didn't even know your kind existed.:D I usually steer away from the promotions, but maybe I shouldn't - it's free food.:)

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  23. Hi sweety!! Thanks for stopping by, I heartily appreciate it :)
    Beautiful pictures, i specially like your earrings !! Need to say that this is an amazing post!!
    Tell me about my new post at:
    http://peaceinmyshoes.blogspot.com.es

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  24. Darn I HATE that ! Love my space too much !
    I should sooooo write an article about how to survive in parisian metro. This trick you have doesn't work here. People like to over-asshole you here, it's like olympics.

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  25. HELLO FREAKING AMAZING PUNCHY COLOURS!
    Love the earring's Peet!

    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  26. Love the outfit. Those Zara heels are perfection! xx

    http://thestylecrusader.com

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  27. OMG can I please have these heels? Well in fact you´d better keep them because my feet already hurt when they see high heels -.-
    Oh and on your text: it made me laugh out loud again, probably my first reason to smile today xD I hate it when people come so close, too. It happens to me in the underground more often though, I mean like come on, do people really want to sit on my lap?? Closely looking in their direction normally helps indeed ;)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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    1. :D Actually you'd be surprised that they aren't that painful. I don't know if I just blocked the pain or are they really comfortable, but they feel comfortable.:)

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  28. Wowww beautiful look!!!


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  29. great post!let’s follow each other on gfc&bloglovin?
    flw me and tell where u’ve followed me!
    http://mooreann.blogspot.com/
    Anna



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  30. HiPeet,

    seriously your Zara heels is a killer,
    surely drop dead georgeos on ya' dear ;)

    xoxo
    yati from Malaysia

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