I understand the social distancing measures in place and support them wholeheartedly. I can queue outside a store with the best of them.
Side-eyeing the ‘coughers’ and wondering if it’s your common or garden asthma? bronchitis? or whether their coughing is something more sinister and silently give thanks I’m approximately twenty six feet away from them in a tyvek suit, nitrile gloves and face visor.
There is one exception to queuing I have no patience for, I’m not queuing to exit the store.
I’ve queued for twenty minutes to enter, I’ve followed the directional floor arrows and practised every courtesy I was able inside your store. You’ve sold out of the single product I entered to buy.
Your bad floor planning and lack of an ‘exit-lane’ wont persuade me to queue behind three others pushing loaded trollies to leave the store empty handed.
Ain’t nobody got time for that.
There’s only so much a ‘shopper’ can tolerate in these unprecedented times, with its unprecedented guidelines for unprecedented outcomes. I’m finding my unprecedented limits to my patience.
A virus didn’t sit down and design your floor plan. Stop hiding your greed and cock-ups behind it