I found this on Dailytimewaste.com (yes, i was wasting time…) and #3 and #4 hooked me to read all of them. #3 is a GREAT idea and I can’t believe #4. Some of the rest aren’t as funny but it’s still worth the read. And if you’re like me, you’re going to laugh at the Frozen Hispanic…
“SHOPPING TROLLIES EQUIPPED WITH MAGNIFYING GLASSES SO YOU CAN READ THE SMALL PRINT.”
In today’s modern age, we have a mobile app for pretty much everything. So one would think there would definitely be a magnifying glass app to zoom in on small print. However, this supermarket’s clever design will do just fine! Sometimes, the old fashioned way is better anyway, and we’re sure shoppers will agree.
YOU CAN BUY MCDONALD’S KETCHUP AT THE SUPERMARKET IN ROMANIA.
McDonald’s lovers rejoice! This is definitely a reason to celebrate for any fans of the famous fast food chain. Now, you don’t have to eat your greasy fries and chicken nuggets with regular old Heinz ketchup, because McD’s has got your back! At least, if you live in Romania. Everyone else is going to have to wait until their local supermarkets get with the times.
SPOTTED IN BANGKOK. TWO SETS OF BASKETS – FOR THOSE THAT NEED HELP OR WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE.
We’re used to seeing shopping baskets at the supermarket, but usually, there’s only one option. This unusual display was spotted at a local store in Bangkok, and the idea is actually brilliant. The pink set is for those that need help, and the black one is for those who want to be left alone.
“SPOTTED AT MY LOCAL SUPERMARKET…OREO FLAVORED OREOS.”
Wow…we’re not sure why, but this one is totally weirding us out. We all love Oreos, of course. And we love anything flavored like Oreos. However, an Oreo flavored like, um…itself, is definitely a new one and something we’re going to have to wrap our head around. Maybe the Oreo marketing team was just out of ideas…or maybe they actually stumbled upon something genius.
“THIS DUTCH SUPERMARKET TRULY HAS A TRY BEFORE YOU BUY POLICY…”
Europeans…they really are lightyears ahead of the rest of us! Someone spotted this hilarious but genius toilet paper display in the bathroom of a supermarket in the Netherlands, and they just had to snap a pic. Clearly, the management here really truly cares about customer loyalty and want to provide the best experience possible, even in the bathroom.
“MY GROCERY STORE STARTED SELLING OVERRIPE, DISCOUNT BANANAS WITH A RECIPE FOR BANANA BREAD ON THE BACK.”
This supermarket’s unusual hack for dealing with old, brown bananas is truly wonderful, and hopefully, other supermarkets start to do it too. Not only does it mean that no bananas go to waste, but also that people struggling with money get to purchase perfectly good food at a lower cost.
A SUPERMARKET IN AN OLD THEATER IN VENICE.
Only in Europe would you stumble upon this sight during a regular old shopping trip. Let’s just say that in America, our supermarkets aren’t quite this fancy. Or historical. This person went to get groceries at a supermarket in Venice, Austria and realized that the building actually used to be a stunning theatre. It definitely made their day a little more interesting!
“I WAS GOING TO BUY SOME CHIPS WHEN I NOTICED THIS LITTLE GUY.”
We knew cats were clever, but this cat has truly mastered the art of taking a nap and finding the perfect place to do it. Not only is this a comfy and warm spot, but it’s also the snack aisle of a supermarket, so he’s definitely going to get some tasty treats if he asks nicely. Let’s just say we’re pretty sure this cat is living its best life.
THIS JAPANESE SUPERMARKET HAS A BAKERY INSIDE.
Most supermarkets have a small section of baked goods, where one can find fresh bread and maybe a few pastries if we’re lucky. However, in Japan, it’s actually common for most supermarkets to have fully stocked bakeries! We’re pretty sure that if we went shopping in this supermarket, we’d have a hard time not filling our cart with these delicious goods.
“FIRST TIME I’VE SEEN A SINGLE EGG HOLDER”
This is the perfect invention for all those times when you need exactly one egg from the supermarket. Or when you’re traveling and want to bring an uncooked egg along with you. It’s actually pretty weird that this has only been invented now, but somehow we managed without it.
DIFFERENT SOCIETIES PRIORITIZE DIFFERENT THINGS. THE TEA AISLE IN A LONDON SUPERMARKET.
LOL. You can tell a lot about a society from the empty sections of its supermarkets. For example, in Italy, that’s probably going to be the pasta aisle or maybe the tomato booth. In Japan, they probably have to restock the rice aisle at least a couple of times a day. But in this London supermarket, unsurprisingly, the tea section is the most popular.
AT LEAST THEY’RE BEING HONEST.
Um…thanks for the heads up, supermarket. We really appreciate the tip. Honestly, buying oranges that are “not the best, but still good” wasn’t really on our bucket list of things to do today. But hey, at least it’s better than nothing. And in a world of good oranges vs bad oranges, who are we to be picky? We’ll just take these, thanks.
JUST A DAD BEING A DAD AT A SUPERMARKET.
LOL. It might take a second to figure out what’s going on in this photo, but when you see it, you’ll know. This dad was just doing some shopping, minding his own business when all of a sudden he saw this sign on the frozen aisle and couldn’t resist the perfect photo opportunity. And the chance to embarrass his kids for eternity.
A SHOPPING CART WITH A CALCULATOR.
This is a great invention for many reasons, but mostly because it’s really a pain to take out your phone and calculate while trying to shop. This is especially true if you’re doing all this with kids in the cart. Luckily, that problem is solved now, thanks to this supermarket that is clearly living in 2030.
SOMEONE LOST A MENTAL BATTLE IN WALMART TODAY.
Oh yea, we’ve all been there and done that. To some people, this scenario might not really make any sense, and they probably just think someone needs to come and organize these shelves better. But for the rest of us, this situation is all too relatable. You think you’re gonna be good and by an apple, you’re almost at the cash register, and then this happens.
“COSTCO SUPERVISOR TRYING TO CATCH A BIRD LOL.”
Just your average shift as Costco! Nothing to see here. Except for an employee trying to catch a pigeon with his own homemade pigeon trap. We really hope this works and he manages to get the bird out of the store safely. One thing is for sure: shoppers on this day definitely had an interesting viewing experience.
“SO WHAT EXACTLY AM I BUYING?”
This person saw a confusing sign at their local supermarket and just had to share. But to be honest, we can’t really help them, because we’re just as confused, if not more. We have no idea what black grapeless grapes are but they sound pretty awful. And definitely not worth that price. Or any price.
TODAY, A MIRACLE OCCURRED AT IKEA.
Um…just, how? And…again, how? We honestly have so many questions about this bizarre scenario outside of someone’s local IKEA, but mostly we’re wondering how this person suddenly didn’t need their crutches anymore and realized that they were able to walk perfectly fine without them. And also, why would they throw them in the garbage? These are just some of the things that keep us awake at night!
“OUR GROCERY STORE NEEDS TO BRUSH UP ON THE TORAH.”
Most people aren’t fully versed in Jewish law, unless you’re actually Jewish, of course. However, most people know that observant Jews don’t eat bacon. Well, apparently, this supermarket didn’t get the memo and decided to offer a special on bacon, in honor of…Passover. Because bacon goes great with Matza. Whoops.
THIS GROCERY STORE HAS MINI SHOPPING CARTS FOR KIDS TO USE.
Taking the kids shopping can sometimes be quite a hassle. They throw tantrums, they sneak junk food into the shopping cart, and sometimes they just want to go home. Well now, it looks they’re actually going to start pulling their weight around the house, thanks to these kid-sized shopping carts. We’re not sure how well this is going to work out, but there’s only one way to find out!
IS THIS A NEW KIND OF JUICE?
Mmmm bacon juice. Wait, what? And why? Clearly, whoever was stocking the shelves this morning had a weird start to the day. Maybe they didn’t even have their morning coffee yet. (or their bacon juice?) They should probably get on that before any more awkward (and hilarious) mistakes are made.
“THE SUPERMARKET AT MY UNI ALLOWS YOU TO VOTE ON NEW PRODUCTS.”
The supermarket at this person’s university is obviously way more advanced than most local grocery stores and is pretty much living in the year 2030. Amazingly, they have a special system that allows shoppers to upvote or downvote on new products. Once a product hits 50 likes, it is approved and officially stocked on the shelves.
“I THINK I’LL NEED HELP AFTER THIS.”
Hmmm…it seems like the marketing department at this supermarket could use a few pointers. For starters, maybe consider taking down this latest cake campaign? We get that you’re really trying to sell these cakes that aren’t exactly selling like hotcakes, but there must be another way. Because this sign just isn’t it.
“MY LOCAL SUPERMARKET IS RUN BY ITALIANS WHO KNOW WOMEN REALLY WELL.”
LOL. If we were just passing through and saw these supermarket signs, we would probably think it was a mistake. But apparently, this supermarket is run by some Italian women with a really good sense of humor, who totally understand what kinds of products women need. More tacos? Yes. Tomato sauce instead of expensive baby food? Perfect.
“NOTICED THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT MY LOCAL GROCERY STORE.”
Someone spotted this unique sign at their local supermarket and just had to snap a picture and share it with the world. Honestly, if this was our supermarket, we’d take this sign literally as a sign to buy more cereal. After all, we all have an inner child inside all of us, so why not just embrace it, as this supermarket says?
“ON THE FLOOR AT MY LOCAL KROGER.”
This supermarket desperately needs some more workers on the shop floor…literally. Because apparently, someone managed to knock over an entire bag of flour onto the floor., write a hilarious apology in the flour, and leave, without anyone even noticing. But hey, at least they said sorry before making their getaway.
CLEAN UP ON AISLE EVERYWHERE.
Yikes. Let’s just say that we wouldn’t want to be the cleanup crew on this particular shift. Any other day, no problem, but there is nothing as frustrating as trying to clean up an oil spill. So imagine trying to clean up about 100 cracked bottles worth of oil…let’s just say that not a single tile in this supermarket will be spared.
“WHY DOES IT FEEL LIKE THIS CHOCOLATE MILK IS WATCHING ME?”
Yikes. Imagining wandering down the refrigerator aisle at your local supermarket, just minding your own business, when you spot this thing. Clearly, this carton of chocolate milk has seen it all and just doesn’t trust anyone these days. Better take a different carton to be safe.
AH, THERE IT IS.
Wait, where are the berries in this berry loaf? Are they hidden or something? Oh, wait, there’s one! And…yup, that’s literally the only one. Let’s just say this person should probably get a discount on this berry-filled bread since it’s pretty much just regular bread with one berry lazily thrown inside. Just saying.
“THESE CEREAL BOXES MATCH UP WITH EACH OTHER PERFECTLY.”
A very observant shopper noticed something cool while they were out shopping at their local supermarket. Apparently, if you place two of these cereal boxes next to each other, they match up perfectly. It kind of makes you wonder what other secrets we’re missing out on…guess we’d better start being more alert.
MEANWHILE AT COSTCO…
Thanks to the internet and social media, we’re used to seeing weird and hilarious things all the time. It’s much rarer to see a weird sight in person. But that’s exactly what happened to this shopper, who stumbled upon a strange scenario in the food court of his local Costco. Actually, it’s pretty crazy that Costco even has a food court in the first place, tbh.
THAT MOMENT WHEN YOUR WORLDVIEW IS CHANGED FOREVER.
We all have days that we just know we’ll remember forever. Well, this looks like a man whose world view has been rocked, and will probably never be the same ever again. And we can’t say we blame him. After all, if you were just working your shift, minding your own business when someone rings up 100 bananas, you would be pretty horrified too.
NANA WASN’T TOO HAPPY WITH THIS FIND.
We can’t really blame Nana for expressing concern about this particular product, because honestly, we wouldn’t be too happy either if we were her. But it seems like Nana can relax and take a chill pill because a ‘Nana Slicer’ is apparently a product meant for slicing bananas. Although somehow, that doesn’t really make us feel any better about it.
TWINNING AND WINNING
Is it just us or does this remind anyone else of those spooky twins from The Shining? These two grannies are honestly the definition of friend goals, and we really hope we get to look this cute with our besties one day when we’re filling our carts up with gummy worms and Wacky Mac. However, it’s also slightly creepy for some reason, not gonna lie.
“YUP, IT’S 5:05 PM ON VALENTINE’S DAY.”
Let’s be honest, we all forget birthdays and anniversaries every once in a while. However, men have a special talent for this. Someone saw this hilarious scene at their local store in the middle of Valentine’s Day and just had to take a photo. Clearly, these guys almost forgot but were reminded just in the nick of time.
MY GROCERY STORE THINKS THEY’RE FUNNY.
We all make a bad pun every once in a while. It happens even to the best of us at some point or another. However, this supermarket to their word pun game to the next corny level with this unique store display. Clearly, they really needed to get rid of those tomatoes, and fast, so they were willing to try anything.
“MY SUPERMARKET TAKES ITS CONDIMENTS VERY SERIOUSLY.”
Wow. We all love hot sauce every once in a while, but apparently, this supermarket is not kidding around when it comes to this spicy condiment. Brave customers can buy this special $14.98 package of Sriracha-themed items, just in case buying a regular old bottle of tabasco sauce wasn’t good enough for them.
THIS SUPERMARKET LISTS “ROOF” AND “DINOSAURS” ON ONE OF THE AISLE SIGNS.
Um…what? Should we even ask? Probably not. But we can’t help but wonder exactly what this supermarket is selling that requires an aisle for “roof” and “dinosaurs”. This one is probably going to remain a mystery to us. However, lucky shoppers at this local supermarket can uncover the secret anytime they want, and we really hope they do.
WHEN YOU CAN’T FIND A BABYSITTER.
Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. We’ve all had that time when we couldn’t find a babysitter but still wanted to go out, so we found a way to make it happen. That’s pretty much what happened to this person, who just wanted to do a quick grocery run but unfortunately, no one was willing to watch a hedgehog for 2 hours on a weekday night.
UH OH, SHOWDOWN AT SHOPRITE.
We wonder how long these two were walking next to each other without noticing. We’re sure customers got a good laugh out of this perfectly timed coincidence, but it seems like these two are totally oblivious to their matching fashion choices. Honestly, we’re not even sure if that guy on the right is a real security guard anymore or if it’s just a sweater he got at the mall.
THIS FRAME LITERALLY COULDN’T CARE ANY LESS.
We try to be hardworking most of the time. But sometimes we just couldn’t be bothered to put a lot of effort into things and can even get a bit lazy. However, no one is quite as lazy as this picture frame that is not even trying to be accurate, and frankly, just couldn’t care less if it’s representing the truth or not.
ARE WE SUPPOSED TO EAT IT OR PLAY WITH IT?
Wow. Apparently, some supermarkets really have everything. Literally, everything, even products we’ve never heard of in our entire life and probably wouldn’t want to purchase any time soon. We’re not quite sure what “entertaining fish” is but we’d honestly just prefer the regular old kind if that’s possible, thanks.
PACKAGING. BECAUSE WHO CARES ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT!
LOL. We’re not sure whether to laugh or cry. One thing is for sure: this factory definitely isn’t thinking about going green anytime soon. We can safely say that saving planet earth is not on their bucket list. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have chosen this very roomy packaging for something the size of a thumbnail.
IN CASE YOU HAD ANY DOUBTS…
Just in case anyone was wondering…Because we’re sure people have been thinking about this a lot. Thankfully, it looks like we have the final verdict: No, cat milk does NOT come from cats. This definitely clears up a lot of suspicions, so now we can go back to buying cat milk without worrying about where it did (or didn’t) come from. Thanks, guys!
GIVE THAT MARKETING TEAM A RAISE.
We knew things were done a bit differently in Japan but this Godzilla display is really taking the idea of movie advertising to a new level. Instead of airing a commercial on TV like in most countries, this marketing team decided to hang an actual life-sized dinosaur from the ceiling of a local supermarket. Classic.
SOMEONE MIGHT WANNA TELL HOMER SIMPSON.
We believe that this product was prepared in the store. After all, it says so on the packaging, and we have no reason to doubt that. However, we’re not quite sure about the “donuts” part. While those things look delicious, they don’t look like any donuts we’ve ever seen, and we’ve seen quite a few donuts in our day. We’d probably still but these, to be honest.
“I…I’M NOT SURE WHAT TO DO.”
Getting mixed messages can be really confusing. Whether it’s in your dating life, at the office, or at your local department store. Do you enter or not? This is definitely one of the toughest questions we’ve ever faced. Honestly, we’d probably just walk away and try another store, because this is just too confusing.
AD PLACEMENT. YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG.
We’re sure this supermarket had good intentions. However, it seems like their marketing team needs a little lesson in ad placement. Because let’s just say that the product doesn’t really fit the brand messaging…to say the least. But hey, maybe that’s why they’re mini donuts.
IF ONLY AMERICA WAS AS SAFE AS KOREA…KOREAN COSTCO.
We often pride ourselves on the amazing society that we’ve built. And in many ways, it is amazing. However, until you can leave your kids alone on the TV aisle of your local department store and not even be a little worried, we’ve still got a ways to go as a society. Just saying.
AHH YES, JUST WHAT WE NEEDED FOR CLASS.
An average school shopping trip involves pencils, notebooks, and maybe a nice backpack. Nothing too interesting. But parents and kids shopping at this department store are in for a real treat because thankfully, there’s a 1+1 sale on back-to-school kitchen tools! Kids today really need to toughen up anyway, so this is just perfect.
WHO WANTS TO PLAY CHARADES?
Do you know that exotic fruit that comes in bunches? The one that’s the same color as the sun? We’re pretty sure anyone can guess what we’re talking about, but we’re also sure that calling them bananas would have been easier for everyone. Then again, who doesn’t love a quick game of charades at your local supermarket?
OH COOL, WE WEREN’T SURE.
Really? Oh, awesome, cool. We weren’t sure, so thanks for clarifying! In all seriousness, the staff member who put up this sign might want to consider taking it down. It’s great that they want to inform customers about the ingredients inside the products that they’re buying. However, it’s really not necessary here.
“I’M GONNA MAKE YOU AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE.”
Hmm. We have to admit, we’re pretty tempted. Who doesn’t love a good buy one get one free sale on some yummy Betty Crocker cake mix? But while we might not be math whizzes, it’s pretty clear that this discount is not quite as wonderful as they’re making it out to be. You should probably pass on this one.
PROMISES WERE BROKEN…
They were so close…they almost got it right…but then they didn’t. Black and white cookies are one of those classic bakery staples, which pretty much everyone loves. Black and blue cookies? Not quite as popular. So unless this is one of those viral trends where we all see the cookies in different colors, they might wanna see what’s going on in the baked goods department.
YOU HAD ONE JOB, SUPERMARKET.
Come on, fruit department. You can do better than this. We’re truly not sure what caused the mix-up here. Because honestly, strawberries and blueberries look very different from each other, so there’s really no excuse for confusing them. However, they’re both delicious berries, so we’re sure no one is complaining too much.
WHEN THOSE SUPERMARKET DEALS ARE JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.
When something seems too good to be true, it probably is. That sounds like something our parents would say, but it’s actually really good advice. For example, this supermarket sign might look like a really good deal, but it’s actually too good to be true – literally. You’re better off just buying 1. Or 3. Just not 2.
THERE IS NOTHING CASUAL ABOUT THIS PILE OF CARROTS.
Yikes. That is one neat pile of carrots. We’d really like to know who was on vegetable stacking duty that day because we’re guessing they’re going through some stuff. Luckily enough, they found an outlet for all that pent up energy, and we’re sure shoppers are thankful for this ridiculously organized display.
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS, YOU MAKE…
It’s a pretty common expression in our society: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade! We’ve probably all said it or heard it at some point. Well, this supermarket took the popular saying a little too far and believes that you can make literally anything out of the lemons life hands you. Even orange juice.
OOH PICK ME, PLEASE!
We all have hopes and dreams. Sometimes, they’re slightly out of our reach. But this loaf of bread only has one true desire: to be taken home to a family who will love and cherish him forever. Clearly, the other loaves of bread could care less about what happens to them, but not this little guy.