Abandoning your cart in the middle of the aisle
To avoid shoppers from coming into close contact and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, grocery stores have ramped up their social distancing measures. One such measure is the implementation of one-way aisles.
Now that customers have limited space to shop, it would be extremely rude of you to just leave your cart in the middle of the aisle as you search for products in other parts of the store. It’s not only inconvenient, it’s also a safety risk because other shoppers have to go around your cart, as well as navigate around other shoppers blocked by your cart.
Not using a divider between your items and another shopper’s
Placing a divider between your items and someone else’s at the checkout doesn’t require that much effort. Still, there are people who simply don’t do it, totally disrespecting their fellow shoppers’ space. Most people are more than worried about the transmission of the virus, so, it’s the least we can do to slow down the spread of the coronavirus as well as of other pathogens.
“It’s such a small kindness to put up a divider to help the person out behind you and let them know you’re done loading up the belt,” says Ramhold.