What If You Behaved Like an Obnoxious Road Hog at the Supermarket?

This PSA, produced by the Norwegian government, does a brilliant job reminding people that the way you act behind the wheel affects everyone around you. Wouldn’t it be nice if people observed the same decorum driving a car on city streets as they do pushing a cart in the grocery store aisles?

  • ? We have a supermarket like that, it’s called Berkeley Bowl.

  • Jeff

    Haha, the air horn really did it for me. Honestly, though. Outside of a motor vehicle, when else is it acceptable to make a loud honking noise that can be heard for blocks (and by thousands of people in dense urban areas) just because you’re bored or confused?

  • Jame

    Why I started parking my cart and making return trips. LOL!

  • Thank you Norway for showing us the exquisite beauty of car ownership!

  • 2Fast2Furious

    seems prejudiced against car owners.

  • Jeff

    Honk!

  • David P.

    It’s prejudiced against people who act like self-centered jerks; a fairly justifiable prejudice.

  • oooBooo

    My observation is that many people behave in the store exactly as they behave on roads, sidewalks, and bike trails. They block others from passing by moving side by side at a slow pace, parking where ever they feel like it because they’ll ‘just be a minute’, or my trail favorite, the dog walker with the clothes line leash.

  • oooBooo

    I have an air horn on one of my bicycles. I got it after I got pulled over by a cop for saying something to motorist at a volume that could be heard over traffic noise. Nothing bad even, just told them the light was green. If I remember correctly I said ‘green light, go’. So I bought a horn. That’s considered acceptable and I haven’t had a problem in the many years since.

  • gary

    Agree completely, the biggest offender is the selfish jerk who just stops the cart in the middle of aisle, the heck with anyone behind who wants to pass. I oblige by moving their cart down the aisle. Of course they look at you with stabbing eyes.

  • Reality has a well-known anti-motorist bias

  • cjlane

    Yeah basically same thought–I think that, generally speaking, most people are *more polite* driving than they are in the grocery store. Less danger in the grocery store, of course, so smaller risks, but I *really* want to know where Angie shops, if she feels that rings true.