Trips to the grocery store can be downright exhausting. You can be shoved to the side for a super bargain at the dairy aisle, growled at by customers for clipping coupons at the cash register, or getting stuck in a grocery aisle while someone catches up with their long lost third cousin twice removed. Sometimes a trip to Harris Teeter or Publix feels like one shopping cart bump away from an open war zone. That’s why it’s important to remember that when it comes to keeping grocery stores a civil and environment pleasant, we’re all in it together.
As a refresher course for how to keep the grocery store friendly and—dare we say it?—fun, here are ten rules for southern grocery store etiquette: