It's amazingly easy to not be a douche in a store: Common politeness and courtesy.
Unfortunately, some people lack one or both.
More often, it's both. Sad.
I recently went to the wonderful land of Target. I love Target. I could browse for days in Target and be happy. If I had it all to myself, I could die happy.
Going down the main aisle, on my way to the make-up section because I desperately needed some new mascara. Because when you pull the stick/brush out and it's one large clump, it's time to let the tube rest in peace.
However, I had to take a detour.
Because evidently several people shopping ran into other shoppers they knew and promptly took up the entire main aisle. Not kidding. The entire aisle. Shopping carts. People. Just taking up important space. They were laughing, talking, and having a grand ol' time.
Shoppers of all kinds were trying to get around them. Trying to sneak through.
And these people were completely oblivious.
Even with other shoppers saying, "Excuse me" all polite-like.
Anybody with a cart had to divert down a side aisle. Like I did, because I had cat litter to buy so I needed a cart.
I hope these people are proud of their douchiness. Hope they enjoyed catching up with friends. And I hope they enjoyed their shopping experience at Target.
So, next time you want to aspire to be like them, just create a Flash Mob or have a family reunion at your favorite store and make sure everyone is in other customer's way.