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13 Reasons Grocery Shopping Is Actually The Worst

Welcome to your weekly struggle. Ibotta is here to help.

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1. First of all, the parking lot is basically a conflict zone.

BEWARE OF DANGEROUS CARTS.
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BEWARE OF DANGEROUS CARTS.

2. When you finally make it inside, you happen to pick a cart with wheels that don't actually turn.

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3. The entire place is a confusing labyrinth.

4. Without these signs to guide your journey, you would surely perish:

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5. There is so much stuff that you are completely overwhelmed...

6. ...yet something you need is always out of stock.

...really? REALLY?
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...really? REALLY?

7. Someone is bound to get in your way...

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"Excuse me, could you please move your tail so I can look at the ice cream?"

8. ...or at the very least, someone's abandoned shopping cart is bound to get in your way.

What is the meaning of this?!
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What is the meaning of this?!

9. Checkout time. The line is only about five miles long.

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10. No one seems to have noticed this sign:

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11. You pray that the cashier doesn't scan someone else's items as yours.

12. Or did you opt for a self-checkout? Have fun talking to a passive-aggressive machine.

13. And finally, the best part: lugging everything home.

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