NEAT OR LAX? – Marilyn Armstrong

Weekly Word Prompt: Neat vs Lax?

You know? I don’t care if they are lined up or in a heap in a barrel in the aisle. All I care about is that they not be on the top shelf where I can’t possibly reach whatever it is.

Neat or messy, I don’t care. But please! Put it where I can get to it!

Categories: Daily Prompt, humor, Shopping

Tags: , , , ,

17 replies

  1. The way supermarkets are arranged is specifically meant to attract customers eyes to things they are pushing. I understand that if manufacturers want prime shelf space they may have to pay more for it. It’s also the reason that they sometimes reaarrange the store so that people like me who have a set route through the store that only takes me down the aisles I need to visit get a shake up. You get to where you thought the canned tomatoes were and it’s Coke or something. It’s supposed to make you impulse buy. In reality it just makes us mad. The other gripe I hear a lot from shoppers is that they can’t find their favourite brands because the store has discontinued it in favour of their house products. So we have less choice.


    • Because the “psychology of shopping” they use to design stores has nothing to do with real people who actually shop. I have NO idea where they’ve gotten their data, but it’s simply not true. We buy what we intend to buy and if they put it someplace that’s hard to find, we just get annoyed, but we’ll find it and buy it anyway. Their system truly doesn’t work. And it really IS annoying.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Drives me nuts! I have to get on my tip toes to reach some products and bend as far as I can (the distance gets more dangerous by the bend) to get to others. Manufacturers are making their products half the size at the same price, and I find that disturbs my sense of justice. It seems that prices keep rising while my fixed income of Social Security remains the same. My middle-class standing is becoming a sitting one.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Top shelves have gotten higher and higher, and bottom shelves lower and harder to get to the back of. I obviously know this for a fact being a stocker for two decades. They somehow find ways to cram even more useless merchandise on the shelves rather than focusing on having the best products out and where people can actually get to them. You can always tell which products the store brass want you to buy to increase their profits, because those will be the first items you see in a particular aisle, and will be at chest and eye level on the shelf…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Just not on the bottom shrlf. They moved my spaghetti to the bottom and now I have problems bending to get it


Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Covert Novelist

Just another WordPress site

The Small Dog

Life from the Tail End

Cee's Chronic Illness Sisterhood

Peer support and hope for women with Chronic Illness and their support team.

Salted Caramel

Blogging, Motivation, Lifestyle and much more.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.

Green Screen

The Environmental Movie Podcast

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.


Independent views from someone who offers some historical context


I use the best, I use the rest

This, That, and The Other

Random musings on life, society, and politics.

My Blog

Just another site

National Day Calendar

Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Views from the Edge

To See More Clearly

serial monography: forgottenman's ruminations

wandering discourse, pedantic rant, self-indulgent drivel, languorous polemic, grammarian's bête noire, poesy encroachment approaching bombast, unintended subtext in otherwise intentional context, unorthodox unorthodoxy, self-inflected rodomontade, …

draliman on life

Because sometimes life just makes you stop and think

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns



The Day After

Musings, Photography, Writing, and More



Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World


The Fun Side Of Science

A Day In The Life

People, Places, Nature, LIFE!

Curious Steph

explorations on the journey of living

%d bloggers like this: