ENOLA, Pa. - You've heard of road rage, but local authorities are investigating what appears to be a new modern malady: checkout rage. Authorities said a woman was buying groceries at the Giant Food Store in Pennsboro Commons when a problem with some coupons she was trying to use caused a delay. 

A woman behind her, apparently concerned that she would be late for an appointment, asked how long the transaction would take. The first woman got angry and cursed at the woman behind her, then finished her transaction and left. The second woman also finished her transaction, left the store and was walking toward her car when she was allegedly confronted by the first shopper's husband, who had driven into a handicapped parking space to wait for her. 

Arrest documents allege that he got out of the vehicle, grabbed the woman and shoved her, and also knocked over her shopping cart, spilling her groceries onto the parking lot. The woman sustained bruised legs and a swollen wrist. The man faces charges of simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct... 

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Do you think you`d ever get so angry in a grocery store that it would be called `checkout rage`?
ENOLA, Pa. - You`ve heard of road rage, but local authorities are investigating what appears to be a new modern malady: checkout rage. Authorities said a woman was buying groceries at the Giant Food Store in Pennsboro Commons when a problem with some coupons she was trying to use caused a delay.

A woman behind her, apparently concerned that she would be late for an appointment, asked how long the transaction would take. The first woman got angry and cursed at the woman behind her, then finished her transaction and left. The second woman also finished her transaction, left the store and was walking toward her car when she was allegedly confronted by the first shopper`s husband, who had driven into a handicapped parking space to wait for her.

Arrest documents allege that he got out of the vehicle, grabbed the woman and shoved her, and also knocked over her shopping cart, spilling her groceries onto the parking lot. The woman sustained bruised legs and a swollen wrist. The man faces charges of simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct...

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18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/1/04 - 2:45:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
it's a GROCERY STORE, people. it's not really that important.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/1/04 - 2:48:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
LOL!! Next it'll be huge SHOPPING CART ACCIDENTS!
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/1/04 - 2:50:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ha.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/1/04 - 4:49:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I love how everything that used to be called assult is now rage. hah.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/1/04 - 7:55:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
George Carling quote time!

"Road rage, air rage. Why should I be forced to divide my rage into separate categories? To me, it's just one big, all-around rage. I don't have time for fine distinctions. I'm too busy screaming at people."

18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/2/04 - 8:26:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
LMAO I hate George Carlin but that's a good one
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/2/04 - 2:27:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
What is the world coming to?
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 1/10/04 - 1:49:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
i know that some of those crazy old and cripple people in those electric carts are dangerous and try to run you over, that enrages me sometimes.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/29/04 - 1:39:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Both the husband and the wife should be locked up and be forced to pay a fine and pay the woman that he assulted. Amkabal, its people like you that we have a hard time getting around. I use one of those and I have never ran into anyone. Its just opposite. Its them who run into me. People with regular carts all seem to think they own the store and will push others out of the way. Including us in those carts. Its not my fault that I have to be in one. But its arse's like you that make it bad for us. You ought to have your smart little arse spanked for a comment like that. I hope one day you have to use one and you will know how it feels. We have the right to go shopping just like anyone else. Grow up, will you. You are probably the kind that pushes little kids out of your way when you walk around the store.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/29/04 - 1:41:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
hehee, reminded me of 1984's "2 minute hate" .. itd be..scary
18 yrs ago - Sunday 5/2/04 - 10:50:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/14/04 - 5:56:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I work at a grocery store...I can deffinatly see this happening...there are some impatient/rude epole out there!
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/14/04 - 6:03:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
That link that Kiki posted.... you got to be kidding! Because she had 13 items in the express lane that said 12 and under!!
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/14/04 - 6:06:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow . . . with the way those people acted, you'd think their milk was expiring in five minutes . . . . I've seen stubborn people at grocery checkout lines, but rarely if ever "angry" shoppers at checkout lines.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/14/04 - 6:09:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes...the grocery store pisses me off. I used to work in one, and I hate when the customers are unreasonable, and I hate when the cashiers are little bitches. I could totally see myself going off in one
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/19/04 - 5:03:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think I ever would, but I know a few people that would, and have.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/19/04 - 6:05:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
People who take too many items into the express check out should be burned at the stake.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 9/13/04 - 4:36:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, but I'm sure it will happen eventually.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 9/24/04 - 12:33:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think so. I'm not usually a rage-y person.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/5/04 - 12:38:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
probley not, but i have horrible road rage
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/5/04 - 12:42:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
You think that's bad.....don't get lippy in line before a hurricane Florida.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 12/29/04 - 3:27:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah, i could see that happenin. for some reason i can get irrited pretty easily in a check out line
13 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/12/08 - 10:17:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
13 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 6/12/08 - 10:23:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
The whole thing is insane.



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