Okay, I happen to do most of my grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. The prices are excellent, and the quality is beyond any thing that you can get at the other supermarkets around here. The employees are wonderful and very interesting to talk to, but the customer base is just plain rude or self absorbed.
I swear that there is not a time I go to the store that I have to physically avoid customers hitting me with there shopping carts or running into me with there elbows. In the parking lot, it is rather cut throat, being that the notion of “right of way” seems not to exist. Out of all of this, I have never once been apologized too. People seem self-absorbed to the point of rudeness in the extreme.
I happen to also frequent shooting ranges and gun stores due to a hobby of hand gunning.
While the employees of gun stores and ranges happen to be IMO, what I would call, dim or slow. I have never met a rude customer. Everyone seems self aware, and if I do happen to bump into one another, I will quickly receive an apology while I am trying to spit the same out in a courteous manner. Conversations between customers are common and rather polite; being mostly an exchange of information and experience (with a fair share of conservative banter).
Now in my opinion, the Trader Joe’s customers have a huge ass liberal slant, while the ranges and gun stores have a huge ass conservative slant. Dress, talk, automobiles, and attitude all seem to reinforce my opinion.
Why are the people who frequent Trader Joe’s so damn rude, while the people who frequent gun stores and ranges are so damn polite?
Are liberally oriented people self involved? Are conservative oriented people courteous by nature? Why do I see the large discrepancy between the two? Do others experience the same? WTF is going on?