Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shopping Centre Peeves

Sometimes, I might not be the most patient person. Sometimes, things drive me completely crazy when normally I wouldn't even notice. Yesterday was one of those days. Here are 6 things that drove me nuts at Westfield Northlakes:

  1. A slow moving, shoeless family were hogging the entire aisle. Even a polite 'excuse me' did nothing
  2. I saw someone I sort of knew, smiled and said hello. Then came across then in every aisle and had to do the awkward nod smile about 11 times
  3. Someone smacked their child. I didn't think the child deserved it or the tongue lashing she got after it
  4. They hadn't stocked the shelves with my Monday Magazines yet
  5. I couldn't find coriander anywhere and I forgot to buy chives
  6. In Myer, I hunted high and low for bargains and didn't find anything. Not a scrap

Now a few cool things:

  1. I ran 10km with easy. Yes, this 40 year old body still has it
  2. I received a gorgeous present in the mail from the way too kind Kimba from Kimba Likes
  3. My husband came home early with champagne
  4. My Corn Fritters still tasted awesome without fresh coriander
  5. My birthday vouchers will last until another shopping trip and I am sure there will be amazing bargains then

Have a great day!


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50 comments:

  1. You had me worried there for a minute - I was shopping there yesterday. At least you didn't say "that crazed woman on a mission with her wonky trolley" :/ I didn't see the shoeless family, but it doesn't surprise me. It's a mixed bunch at that shopping centre...

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    1. Those wonky trolley's drive me nuts. You would have made the cut for sure if I saw you :)

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  2. Oh no, the shoeless family would get me everytime too.

    You are a bargain hunter, and also more importantly, a bargain finder! The bargains cannot elude you for long!

    #teamIBOT ;)

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  3. hahaha...Sometimes I feel like the happy smiley lady shopping in TV commercials..then sometimes I feel like I am having an out of body experience in some Quentin Tarintino film...it IS the little things that create havoc. Thumbs up to you for the 10 kms.....jealous <3

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    1. Yes! That's it. Both of you know your smiles are fake and it makes it worse. x

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  4. 10kms? You're a machine!
    Amen to the awkward nod in every aisle!

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    1. Thanks, I felt like a machine at the time. I wish I was a machine again today :)

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  5. Nothing worse than having money (or birthday vouchers) to burn, and not being able to find anything you want to buy!!! xxx

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  6. It is a well known shopping law that the best bargains and purchases are found and made when you're not looking for anything or have no money. Ergo, leave your vouchers at home and you'll find the perfect thing you never knew you needed. Go looking for something - you will not find it. Sad ... but true. x

    Which is why it took me so long to organise your birthday present - I spent ages and ages and ages looking and found nothing. Then inspiration struck in terms of a very well timed email and there it was on the page, the perfect thing for my lovely friend Rachel (and it was on sale - shhhh, don't tell yourself!) xxx

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    1. It was the perfect present too. I'm dying to wear it. Rachel xx

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  7. I'm not a fan of shopping centres, they're are too many crazed and stupidly inconsiderate people in this huge shopping centres and the noise it gets to me drives me nuts. Yes and toothless, shoeless families are mega frustrating (ok you didn't say toothless but it's ok to add that or dramatics isn't it?).

    Ya for the good stuff though. Shopping centres are always much better if you can get there at a golden time when you can walk around in relative peace ie. during school hours without toddlers in tow too.

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    1. Yes, there usually are a few toothless too :)

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  8. Shopping centre visits require a tactical response team in place before attempting to navigate them!

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    1. Yes they sure do. Never on weekends if you can help it x

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  9. Go you for 10km you foxy 40 yr old mumma you

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  10. the first one made me literal LOL... i liked the shoeless part. I'm glad your fritters were still all sorts of awesome and your husband is a good egg!!!

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  11. AAARGH! I hate it when people walk more than two people across! Makes me wish I had a horn on the pram or trolley sometimes. Beep beep!

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    1. Or a little bell so they know to move to the side :)

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  12. A shoeless family?!
    I can understand nipping up to the corner store for a bottle of milk without shoes but Westfield...?
    And a whole family???

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    1. I know! And why weren't the kids at school?

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  13. First world problems.

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    1. Hi Anonymous, lost your sense of humour today?

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    2. Not at all. See this: http://first-world-problems.com/?0e569828

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    3. And this from knowyourmeme.com: "First World Problems, also known as “White Whine,” are frustrations and complaints that are only experienced by privileged individuals in wealthy countries. It is typically used as a tongue-in-cheek comedic device to make light of trivial inconveniences."

      Not the use of the term "tongue in cheek".

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    4. Sorry, that should be "note" the use of the term

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  14. Yes!! All of the above. Don't go to Margate, it's even worse. AnneS

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  15. Ah! The people who hog an entire aisle drive me nuts!

    The most irrational thing that annoys me is when people are pushing a trolley with nothing in it but their handbag! I see that all the time at the shops & I just can't understand why.

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    1. Aisle hogging drives me crazy. Stick to the left. It's not hard :)

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  16. LOVE that your hubby came home with champers! I hope mine does that one day - although I suspect it will just be bubbly - but a girl can dream right?! :)

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  17. I can NEVER find anything in Myer! Nothing I like, no bargains, I'm not sure they exist! I think people are lying to me when they say they got a bargain in Myer. But I also think it has something to do with not knowing my way around Myer or where to look! Sounds like you've had a fantastic birthday week! :-) My goal is to run a 10k with ease! x Aroha

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    1. I did have a great birthday week. I am sure you'll get to 10kms. When I started I could barely run 1km.

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  18. 10km run!!!!! OMG. I can hardly get myself off the couch to go on the exercise bike sitting right next to the couch.

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    1. Haha, I can relate. Sometimes those few steps seem so far :)

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  19. I hate it when you run into the same person in every aisle! I usually skip a few then go back to them at the end x

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    1. I know, or you skip one aisle to find they have done it too

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  20. LOL - sounds like a great day !!!! Good work on your run - well done.
    Have a great week !
    Me

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  21. I hate shopping. Avoid it at all costs. I will make up super-lame excuses especially to get out of grocery shopping!

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    1. I don't mind shopping, we usually do it as a family on Saturday mornings. It's not so bad then

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  22. Yep, the aisle hogging thing is a massive No-No for me.
    If I am with a friend, I usually offer a snide "It's a walkway not a stop way" under my breath JUST within earshot.
    Not enough to start an argument, but enough to get my point across.
    Shopping centres in Christmas season and popular tourist spots are the worst for this.

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    1. I can't handle shopping centres around Christmas, it brings out all my worst traits :)

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