Remember to put everyone's needs on the grocery list.
Once you get to the grocery store,
be ready to rumble!
Grab a cart! Disinfect the handle!
Remember to social distance yourself from others!
And then hit the aisles!
Don't forget the fresh produce!
And when you arrive home,
hope you get back in!
But let's be truly serious for a moment --
So it's very important to . . .
Here are guidelines that come from
front-line grocery workers themselves --
- Don’t bring your whole family to the store — come alone if you can.
- Don’t get in an employee’s personal space.
- Don’t ignore any markers on the floor that encourage social distancing.
- Don’t go to the store if you feel sick.
- Don’t give employees unsolicited advice on how to protect themselves.
- Don’t come to the store “just to get out of the house.”
- Don’t touch stuff you don’t intend to buy.
- Don’t tell employees how “lucky” they are to have a job.
- Don’t complain about items being out of stock.
- Don’t ask them to “check in the back” for out-of-stock items, either.
- Don’t complain to your cashier about having to touch the keypad to complete your transaction.
- Don’t try to sanitize the credit card machine before touching it.
- Don’t fight with other customers over hard-to-find items.
- Don’t complain about the store’s new hours.
- If your store has set up special shopping hours for elderly, pregnant, or immunocompromised customers, don’t violate them.
- Don’t whine about store limits on how much toilet paper or hand sanitizer you can buy.
- Don’t pay with cash if you have the option of using a credit/debit card.
- Don’t tell employees that you think all these new precautions are an “overreaction” or “unnecessary.”
- Just don’t be rude!