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The 10 Commandments of Grocery Shopping

Here are some essential commands to avoid irking customers and employees the next time you're at the supermarket.

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9. Thou shall reconsider the self-checkout.

Know your limits. Can you find a bar code on a product? Match the picture of bananas on the screen to the bananas in your cart? Flatten paper money to insert into a slot? If you answered "no" to any of those questions, don't be a hero. Go through the normal checkout.

10. Thou shall not stalk for a parking spot.

Finally, do not slowly drive behind me at 5 mph impatiently waiting for my parking spot that is often only two down from another available spot. Unless you're going to get out and help me unload my groceries into the back, your insistence on sitting there, impatiently revving the engine on your minivan, will force me to do a full vehicle check -- interior and exterior -- before getting back in and leaving 5 minutes later.

Thank you for shopping with us.  Have a nice day.

Abby Heugel is a humor writer, blogger and editor.

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