So from now until about January 2, all grocery stores will be packed. And that's the way it should be -- 'tis the season.
But please realize you are in a grocery store, not your home, not your car, and definitely not a phone booth.
Translation: shut the eff up on your cell phone. Especially you loud talkers. We don't care about your conversation, and we don't want to hear you. I traipsed through Trader Joe's yesterday while some woman stood blocking the produce aisle, yammering away (loudly) on her headset.
Same goes for other public places: restaurants, banks, movie theaters, concerts: we don't want to hear you. Go outside and talk.
(and Happy Thanksgiving)