1/22/09

Seen and Heard

Who: Me, of course! Where: Pharma-Plus at Yonge and Finch When: 4:30p.m. on Wednesday What: am I doing here? I need me some drugs for a headache I've had since Sunday. Why...on earth is the woman ahead of me buying hoodia and just as she goes to pay, picks up a package of rolos. How ...exactly does that work? I'm KNOW I'm being judgy mcjudgerson here but REALLY? Leslie Beck had some great insights on supplements yesterday, and stated any of them can work with DIET AND EXERCISE. So, I really want to know - do you pay attention to what other people are buying and silently judge them? Am I the only one? I've been on the receiving end of it before when buying healthy food and while buying junk to binge on. What things at a checkout line make you shake your head and would you say something? Flame away, please.

18 comments:

Xenia said...

I do rather idiotic stuff at the store myself. I'll have a basket full of fruit and veg then I'll chuck in Cadbury creme eggs because they're 3-for-1 at the counter. It's ridiculous and I feel like all eyes are on me, but it still doesn't stop me. Oy.

Heather said...

I have been known to pick up veggies and Doritos at the same time...oir the best one is I buy diet pop with chips and dip b/c I don't want all the sugar in the pop...lol.

I sometimes catch myself judging other people in the lineup but then try to catch myself b/c I don't want that kind of judgement on myself.

Thankfully I've seemed to kick my sweet/salty/fatty teeth for the moment and havn't been tempted by all the chocolate goodness at the checkouts...lol.

Melissa said...

I had to stop the judging only because I don't want my purchases judged! I have 4 teenagers, a husband, and a pre-teen at home and so my purchases can look really erratic and I want to explain sometimes that I'm buying for a bunch of really different people at home (or in a drive-thru, etc). So, I've learned to assume that there could be a really good explanation!
Also, my nephew is 6 but a diabetic so he drinks diet coke and that's gotten some weird looks, too!

Laura said...

Oy, I judge but I often look in my cart just to ensure OTHERS don't do the same to me.
Try living in a house where you have a better half trying to gain weight. I have half a cart of good stuff and then the good but full fat versions of things for him.
Rolos and Hoodia. Nice.

Cara said...

I silently judge as well. And when I buy junk food, I always imagine everyone else judging me.

Vickie said...

would NEVER say anything - but yes, I watch other people's carts and wonder what they are thinking. . .

Vanessa said...

I don't judge people with a mix of healthy and not-so-healthy foods in their carts. My cart looks like that too...after all, I'm not the only one in the household.

Hoodia and Rolos is just a bit much though :P.

Lainey said...

I'm totally oblivious and don't even notice or care what other people might be buying, or what they might think of what I'm buying.

Obliviousness is bliss... :o)

Amy said...

I betcha that same girl was one of the the skinny bitch space hogs at my step class the other night that only ate lettuce and vinegar.

Is there room for 2 at your table Judgy Mcjudgerson? Bitterface Muldoon wants to join you! :)

Jess' s Food Coma said...

Is that the same as me seeing a bigger girl buying healthy stuff and thinking "good for you" because really maybe she is happy with the way she is.

Sarah said...

I've never really judged others, I judge myself though. I think "OMG, what are they thinking when I ring through!"

Oh nope I lied, I have seen very overweight people buy nothing but junk and think...they don't need all that, get some veggies in there and you have overweight kids with you too!. Bad person I am.

Carolyn said...

While I would never say anything becuase...well....it's none of my damn business, I totally jodge people and their shopping carts full of junk. Especially when I see parents in the grocery stores with their kids and the cart is just piled high with junk, nothing but processed junk...I just want to yell "Are you seriously feeding your child all that CRAP!?!?!?!" But alas....I don't.

Anonymous said...

I don't judge ... I am obviously very over weight, my husband is a chocoholic who weighs all of 100lbs. He does not drive a car, I do. When chocolate goes on sale after Halloween, Christmas and Easter, guess who gets to go to all the stores and stock up. Big ole me. I don't really eat chocolate, but I buy it by the ton. So I know, whatever is in people's carts is not necessarily for the person buying it.

Mojo

Tamara said...

I totally judge. My bad. I get sad when I see grocery carts full of processed food also occupied by young children swilling down a coke.

I don't judge the fat people though. I always thing that rolo might be for her kid or something like that.

Candace MacPherson said...

Actually, my husband has criticized me for not paying attention to anything in the grocery store. Apparently I've come close to several collisions - I guess it's a good thing others pay attention. As for my own cart - judge away. It's a hodge podge full of good stuff and not-so-good stuff. I think more good than bad, though. What I do judge is the fresh produce and meat products I purchase.

JODI said...

perhaps the rolos/hoodia were for someone else and not the same person? who knows... i try not and stare at what other people are buying but sometimes if their cart is full with crap AND they are overweight - i just feel sorry for them... i'm sure people are thinking strange things about me too esp. when i'm organizing my stuff into groups on the belt... ha! have a nice weekend! :)

mappchik said...

I'm another Judgy McJ. Most of the time, I'm just amusing myself by snooping on my neighbors in the aisles and at checkout. When it's somebody with kids, and there is nothing in the cart that can't be eaten straight from the bag or heated in the microwave, then I get irked. (No, I don't say anything.)

What adults do to themselves through diet is their own business, but why set your kids up for a lifetime of trouble?

Stepping off soap box now.

-Joy

nolafwug said...

I so worry about being judged by others but I don't pay much attention to what they have in their carts until I'm waiting in line and have nothing else to do.

I noticed this lady ahead of me last week who was buying all processed, pre-packaged diet foods. I felt sad because the food didn't look satisfying, filling, or healthy in the least. I felt like she'd probably fail at her diet. I felt like she was wasting her money and I felt angry with the advertisers who convinced her this is what she should do.

I guess I was judging, but I felt more sympathetic than superior. Perhaps that's just as bad though.

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