Prepper L.W., sent this question to me, and I’m passing it on to all of you:
“What do you do or say when others such as fellow shoppers and particularly cashiers comment on how much you’re buying?
Perhaps it was because my former home was in a high LDS population area so people weren’t surprised by the food storage mentality but now I am in the south and people are like “OMG, what are you going to do with all that oatmeal!?!”
Umm, it was 50 cents cheaper per pound and won’t go bad so I got ten lbs.
It seems like such boundary violation to me. I know store clerks like making small chat but this is usually singling me out as odd. It seems like it might be the culture, though, since my spouse also works in retail and when people buy even a little extra of something they’re like, “Oh, it’s not all for me,” before anyone can even ask.
Anyone else experience this? It really bothers me and in prepping it could be a safety hazard being known as the customer who stocks up.”
Readers, how do you handle nosy questions? What advice do you have for L.W.?
UPDATE: For more great conversation in this topic, check out this thread on Facebook!
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