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Each week while doing the supermarket shopping with my mother, I tend to start watching the other shoppers around me and analyze what kind of supermarket shopper they are. I have come to the conclusion that there are three types of shoppers: the slow-careful shoppers, the average shoppers, and the hurried shoppers. I find at least one of these types in each aisle always in my way. No matter who it is, he will avoid everyone in his own special way.

The first and most aggravating is the slow-careful shopper. Elderly people tend to be the slow shoppers. They usually cut out coupons and also have a coupon card so they can get the best deals possible when doing their heavy shopping for the week. They typically come out in the early morning right when the stores open. Many have a “shopping list” pad on their refrigerator that they keep adding to so when they’re ready to come shopping, their list is complete. The list may be in the order of the aisles of the market. Usually the careful shopper comes on the same time and day of each week. He wants to get there early for the best spot near the door and the freshest deli meat around. These shoppers are very laid back; they take their time and go up and down each aisle as if no one else is in the store. They will stand for hours reading the back of the labels and pondering on whether to try a new recipe with applesauce instead of butter for the Christmas cookies they are going to make. When getting in line to check out, they look through all of the magazines and candy. They frequently get hooked into buying a tabloid or perhaps one other magazine. They slow-careful shopper will spend the whole morning in the supermarket each week if necessary.

The second and least aggravating type is the average shopper. Before coming to the market he will write out a small list, maybe on the back of an envelope. He seldom cuts out coupons or looks for the best deals in the store. He...
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