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    notasheep
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    I’ve wanted to mention something for a while now that bothers me. When I go grocery shopping, I try to park my buggy so that it’s not in the way. Now that I have a double, I am extra careful since it takes up more space. However others are not so concerned where they park their buggies and this can be frustrating when I am trying to either find a space for mine or trying to exit the shop.

    The other thing that bothers me when I am shopping is when I am leaving the shop and someone in front of me leaves but does not hold the door open. It’s not so easy to pull open a door whilst holding a double buggy and is very frustrating when the door is shut in your face whilst trying to wheel a buggy out. In connection, sometimes whilst I am struggling to hold the door and wheel my buggy out, someone will try and push past the buggy instead of a) waiting or b) holding the door for me. They can see I am struggling! This is a big problem. We have just been through the three weeks, can’t people try and help others out more?

    Anyone else have the same issues?

    #966374

    WIY
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    I knew there was a reason why I leave my carriage at home.

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    MorahRach
    Member

    When you say you park your stroller, where do you park it? Maybe it’s different here but a lot of people shop using their stroller as a cart. I know I do! My husband works late everyday except Friday, so I do all my shops with my stroller, plus that’s my exercise so I don’t drive. I was and store everything underneath in the bottom basket. The aisles aren’t so small in the stores where I live. What I do find frustrating it when a person leaves their double stroller in the middle of an aisle while browsing and not caring wether or not they have caused a traffic jam.

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    frumeyid
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    Are you leaving your kids in the buggy unattended while you are shopping?

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    miritchka
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    notasheep: I think this issue is really common. And not just with carriages and strollers. What about shopping carts? wagons? or just holding alot of shopping bags? common courtesy and manners have flown out the windows. Its no longer “an old fashioned thing to do”, its now become something only heard of in books! Ok, that my be a bit exxagerated, but when you are pushing a stroller/wagon/carriage and people dont care to hold the door open, or push past you, it feels like common courtesy doesnt exist at all and never did exist.

    Please everyone, when you leave a store, or if you’re passing by a store and you see someone who may need help with the door, hold it open! I was just walking down the avenue and this not frum lady was trying to open her car door but was having a hard time cuz she just got her nails painted (she was doing teh finger stretching, waving thing). I asked her if she needed help and she was so grateful! I mentioned the fact that she was not frum so that you can see that besides for a kiddush hashem that you can make, its just a nice thing to do for another human being!

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    rc
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    just a hunch, you sound British and it sounds like you live in Israel!!!

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    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    I like when stores have aisles wide enough to allow the carriages through without bumping.

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    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    I dont have carriage, im too young too be married

    #966381

    littlefishy
    Member

    Me too shopping 613, and that’s why it was pointless for the both of us to have commented on this post.

    #966382

    Shopping613 🌠
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    Ya but the title says im with a carriage…..i dont understand

    #966383

    notasheep
    Member

    I am English but I do not live in Israel. I live in Gateshead. The shops are small enough that I leave the buggy unattended as I can see it from wherever I am in the shop. And our shops are too small to push a buggy round. There is a wide open area near the entrance to the shop where everyone parks their buggies, and I usually try and make sure I am not blocking anyone else in or blocking the path (which can happen when there are a lot of buggies ie: on Thursday or Friday).

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