Blocking Aisles: Avoid leaving your cart in the middle of an aisle or standing in a way that blocks others from passing. Always be mindful of the space around you to allow for smooth traffic flow.
Handling Produce Too Much: It's not sanitary or considerate to excessively squeeze, touch, or pick up fruits and vegetables unless you plan to buy them. Use plastic bags as a barrier when necessary.
Cutting in Line: Always wait your turn at the checkout line. Cutting ahead of others who have been waiting is disrespectful and frustrating for them.
Leaving Perishable Items Out of Place: If you decide against buying a perishable item, return it to its proper refrigerated or frozen section instead of leaving it on a random shelf where it can spoil.
Ignoring Social Distancing Norms: Especially relevant in current times, respecting personal space
Not Returning Carts: Leaving carts in parking spaces or on the curb can be inconvenient for other shoppers and store employees.
Being Rude to Employees: Grocery store workers are there to help and deserve respect.
Opening and Consuming Products Before Paying: Even if you intend to pay for it, consuming products before they've been purchased is generally frowned upon and can create awkward situations.
Leaving Trash Behind: Whether it's a coffee cup, a shopping list, or any other form of litter