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escondido123 Jul 2, 2012 02:44 PM

I was at Trader Joe's today and they were playing "Jump" by the Pointer Sisters and I could not stop myself from dancing--not full tilt but definitely as much as you can do without moving your feet. So who else dances or at least moves to the beat a bit?

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    Querencia Nov 4, 2012 04:47 PM

    Funny you should ask. For years I have had the fantasy of seizing the stockboy and whirling down the aisle when it's early and the store is pretty empty and the music system breaks into a waltz.

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    1. re: Querencia
      Fowler Nov 4, 2012 05:39 PM

      >>>For years I have had the fantasy of seizing the stockboy and whirling down the aisle when it's early and the store is pretty empty and the music system breaks into a waltz.<<<

      Ok, that one should for any reason be explained!

    2. HillJ Nov 3, 2012 09:12 AM

      You can bet I was dancing for glee while picking up a few essentials this morning! Just happy that progress is being made for all of us impacted by the hurricane. Free cell charge, a HOT cup of joe and some curry chicken--life is still good!

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        kattyeyes Nov 3, 2012 12:34 PM

        A little perspective is eye-opening, isn't it? :)

      2. Jetgirly Nov 1, 2012 09:42 PM

        I stand on one foot while I wait to pay. I need to improve my balance!

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          tracylee Nov 2, 2012 09:28 PM

          I do that while shopping after a long day and my hip hurts.

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          plasticanimal Oct 31, 2012 11:30 PM

          Always!

          1. iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 08:40 AM

            OMGoodness............sometimes it's good to admit the truth :)))

            yes, I love to dance and sing in markets or the gym or while waiting for the car wash to be completed plus also at work which is really probably not ok.
            if a good song comes on all bets are off regarding me and my actions.

            a man walked by me once at the market while I was trying to find my peanut butter but "Africa" was playing over the speakers at the market. since I have known the band pretty much all my life and adore David Paich, I was singing along and beboppin to the groove while I sought out my Kraft creamy. the man said to me, "well someone's in a good mood today." my response is always the same when I hear that comment which is often, so smiling I say "well someone's gotta be in a good mood and it may as well be me."

            tomorrow may be dismal but at any given moment, I choose to celebrate...
            whatever the reaction brings.

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              Cheese Boy Oct 31, 2012 09:18 PM

              Thank you. I immediately went to play a Journey song from this same era.
              It's more of an "air drum" and "air guitar" song than a danceable one. Enjoy.

              W.C.N. --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9meo3v...

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                iL Divo Nov 1, 2012 10:28 PM

                hey cheese, tell me you have journeys greatest hits! it's duh bom

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                  Cheese Boy Nov 2, 2012 11:06 PM

                  I like Journey. "Send Her My Love" is a fave too.

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                    iL Divo Nov 3, 2012 09:09 AM

                    oh how funny CheeseBoy, I always skip over Send her my love, but it's our DD's favorite. different strokes........
                    she was working for a few years at Gladstones 4 Fish on PCH as a server and one day had Steve Perry outside at a table having lunch.
                    obviously she knows on our many yearly boat trips, Journey's Greatest Hits is always being played along with other favorite CD's. yet she served him and said nothing. I asked why she wouldn't tell him HOW MUCH WE ADORE that CD of his. "because he deserves his privacy mom." "who's daughter are you, give me my daughter back". but I do understand, dang........

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                  iL Divo Nov 2, 2012 08:57 AM

                  there's a commercial on right now that features a man in his new car air drumming and signing to whatever rock&roll song that's on his radio. he's so not aware that anyone on the street is witnessing his crazed attitude as he's in the zone. when he's done walkers give him the rock on sign, pretty cute.

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                    huiray Nov 2, 2012 09:55 AM

                    Do the cops know about his Driving Without Due Care And Attention (if not Reckless Driving) and about his not having his hands on his steering wheel?

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                      sunshine842 Nov 2, 2012 11:33 AM

                      he's sitting at a stop sign.

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                        huiray Nov 2, 2012 01:25 PM

                        Sorry, still a probable offense. Texting or using a cell phone even while you are at a stop sign or at a red light is illegal because you are supposed to be in control of your vehicle and be able to react appropriately.
                        http://www.fostercity.org/Services/safety/police/Celldriving.cfm
                        http://www2.eufaulatribune.com/news/2...
                        Etc etc etc.

                        It's a little disturbing that this ad is running.

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                          sunshine842 Nov 2, 2012 01:54 PM

                          it all depends on the locality and the existing laws as to whether or not it's illegal.

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                            Fowler Nov 2, 2012 02:42 PM

                            huiray,

                            It is a televsion commercial. As in not real. Like those Olive Garden television commercials where someone claims that when their relatives visit from Italy they take them to eat at Olive Garden. :-)

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                              kattyeyes Nov 2, 2012 02:57 PM

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xLwVB...

                              I'd like to see someone pull me over (at a stop sign) for air drumming or dancing in the car. I've got two cousins in the police force and was never advised this was illegal...though one of them pointed and laughed at me when he caught me in the act.

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                            iL Divo Nov 2, 2012 06:06 PM

                            yea and its a commercial...the car is not moving

                  2. iL Divo Sep 25, 2012 04:52 PM

                    "Do you ever dance in the grocery store?"

                    yes and I sing up and down the aisles too.

                    1. sunshine842 Jul 23, 2012 12:28 AM

                      Hurray for all those grab a moment to let loose and have fun, no matter when or where!

                      It was at a TJ Maxx, not a supermarket, but the store was playing "On the Street Where You Live" from "My Fair Lady" when Dennis DeYoung from Styx was singing the part of Freddy. I was singing along very quietly (the PA system was fairly loud).

                      For some unknown reason, the PA system shut down suddenly and the half-dozen women in my vicinity all looked up....then peals of laughter as we all realized that we'd ALL been singing along.

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                        julesrules Jul 23, 2012 04:15 PM

                        What a great moment to share with strangers :)

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                          CindyJ Jul 24, 2012 07:43 AM

                          Are there lilac trees... in the heart of town? OOPS!! Couldn't help myself!

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                            sunshine842 Jul 24, 2012 08:44 AM

                            actually, it was "but the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before"....not sure why I remember it so clearly this many years later, but it was hilarious -- we all looked up in shock, furtively looking around to see who heard us....then the laughter as we realized it was all of us.

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                              CindyJ Jul 24, 2012 09:23 AM

                              ...or maybe the more telling line in this case, "People stop and stare -- they don't bother me..."

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                                sunshine842 Jul 24, 2012 10:05 AM

                                (I'm not sure, but I think this officially qualifies us as nerds.) :D

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                                  CindyJ Jul 24, 2012 02:55 PM

                                  ...and proud of it!

                                  Actually, it sounds like a flash mob in the making to me. :-)

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                            Fowler Jul 24, 2012 02:38 PM

                            "It was at a TJ Maxx, not a supermarket, but the store was playing "On the Street Where You Live" from "My Fair Lady" when Dennis DeYoung from Styx was singing the part of Freddy."

                            No wonder why people flee the country.

                            1. re: Fowler
                              sunshine842 Jul 25, 2012 12:58 AM

                              Actually he had (has? Is he still singing? No idea.) a really great tenor for Broadway.

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                                Beach Chick Sep 25, 2012 05:32 PM

                                Just saw him last year...Dennis DeYoung from Styx
                                Still going strong.

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                                  iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 08:49 AM

                                  Loved Styx

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                                    tracylee Oct 31, 2012 06:58 PM

                                    They were my favorite band back in the day! OK, since I haven't moved on music-wise, I suppose they're still one of my faves. I got to see them (those that are still going) at a nearby casino a couple of years ago.

                                    Back on topic, I do find myself tapping my feet and wiggling a bit to 80s music when it plays at the store, although I'm most likely to do a quick boogie when I find a fantastic deal on great clothes at a thrift store! OK, so an exciting food item will get me going too, LOL.

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                            zzDan Jul 9, 2012 04:53 PM

                            Why just the other day I broke into the Hora when I found Tabachnik's frozen split pea soup in the frozen foods

                            1. monfrancisco Jul 9, 2012 02:01 PM

                              When I pass the Life cereal, I always want to endorse it with my best Iggy Pop. I generally restrain myself, though.

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                                Fowler Jul 9, 2012 05:34 PM

                                >>>When I pass the Life cereal, I always want to endorse it with my best Iggy Pop. I generally restrain myself, though.<<<

                                I love your sense of humor, monfrancisco! :-)

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                                  monfrancisco Jul 9, 2012 06:16 PM

                                  We're all Stooges on this bus!

                              2. viperlush Jul 8, 2012 05:45 PM

                                I did more so when I was a teenage/20's. Didn't even need any music. Now I rarely do it. However, I still sing and dance in my car.

                                1. chowser Jul 8, 2012 02:37 PM

                                  Too funny. When I shop at Target with the new lights along the freezer section that turn on as you pass, I have to refrain from dancing like Michael Jackson and moonwalking.

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                                    Cheese Boy Jul 8, 2012 03:37 PM

                                    Wow. Billie Jean music and gloves warranted in that aisle.

                                    Look --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oK1EA...

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                                      chowser Jul 8, 2012 04:23 PM

                                      Doesn't it just invite you to moonwalk?:-)

                                  2. Uncle Bob Jul 7, 2012 04:24 PM

                                    Every time I've seen this thread...I immediately think about Streakin.....Does that count????

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                                      Sherri Jul 7, 2012 04:03 PM

                                      On the way home from a charity event in Phoenix we noticed a large crowd at what turned out to be a hispanic supermarket opening. Of course, I needed to go-see. My normally staid, grey-haired husband, classical music man, grabbed a cart and danced throughout the produce aisles to the mariachi band. I was thrilled as were the other shoppers who encouraged him. That he was in dinner dress made it even better.

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                                        julesrules Jul 12, 2012 01:47 PM

                                        Love this, I can just picture it!
                                        There was a 24-hour grocery store near my place/lots of the bars we went to when I was in university. I think they would actually crank up the music late at night. So there was lots of dancing going on when we stopped in for snacks etc after a night out.
                                        4 Freres grocery on St Laurent in Montreal, good times!

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                                        redfish62 Jul 6, 2012 04:56 PM

                                        I like to shake my groove thing wherever I happen to be at the time, if I am in a restaurant and like the music I will get up out of my share and show everyone some real boogie fever.

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                                          iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 09:31 AM

                                          although I have no real boogie fever, I'm not shy and silliness is something that just feels good sometimes.

                                          was in the small little town of Telluride Co with a couple of friends.
                                          some elderly people that seemed in a group asked us if we'd mind taking photo's of them, "of course" we said. one of the gentlemen thanked us and asked if we knew a certain one of them who was posing in the picture. we didn't. he sent that man over to us who introduced himself to us and thanked us for taking the pictures of them as part of their every 5 year high school reunion meetings. a famous lead singer from yesteryear, we were shocked.
                                          my friend said to him, "I'm pulling you up on my iPod, no really, you're on here and help me get through my workouts." she then made him listen to himself on her iPod and we busted our moves right there in front of waaay too many people.

                                          he's now on my iPod and he makes me go faster on the bicycle too.

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                                            kubasd Nov 1, 2012 07:17 AM

                                            Now you gotta tell us.... who was it??

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                                          jujuthomas Jul 6, 2012 08:28 AM

                                          oh, gosh yes. in the grocery store, in TJ Maxx when I find a good deal... :-D

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                                            HillJ Jul 6, 2012 09:35 AM

                                            I just returned from the local Goodwill Industries to drop off donations and headed in to find a metal bucket (which I found, yeah!) and a gentlemen looking at wet-dry vacs was singing along with the music....and when I smiled at him he said....I freakin love this tune...forever! Well, folks, that's my kinda guy!

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                                              mpjmph Jul 6, 2012 04:30 PM

                                              I stopped by the snack bar on my way into the office this morning, and as soon as I walked in Proud Mary came on the radio and the cook behind the deli counter started singing, clapping and dancing.

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                                                iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 09:13 AM

                                                Was in GoodWillingNess [ :) ] one day myself and as usual they were playing wonderful classic rock and I true to my maiden name was Rock'ing out myself. A shopper and I were both in the small appliance section looking at same items and we were both singing.
                                                we realized it and giggled saying, "I only shop here because of the music they play." then the employee came over to us after having heard what we'd just said, and she said, "I only work here because of the music they play." hahahhah
                                                whatever reason I like thrift stores is probably due to the music they play, yea, that's it, the music they play. that's my story and I'm stickin to it.........

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                                              Chocolate_Penguins Jul 6, 2012 08:11 AM

                                              Dancing all the time. I like grocery shopping, so that doesnt help either. LOL

                                              1. Cheese Boy Jul 6, 2012 06:43 AM

                                                If I'm in the store's produce aisle and "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis comes on, I usually cut a rug right then and there. The melons, oranges, and other ROUND fruits are all great balls of fire at that given moment, and if someone else tries to join in on the dance, I usually stop. I don't want to attract too much attention to myself. ; - )

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                                                  iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 09:09 AM

                                                  ""Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis comes on, I usually cut a rug right then and there."

                                                  hahahahhahahhh, quite a visual...........................and.........................I'm picturing you with a huge GreenBay Packers CheeseHead adorning you while rutting the rug..........

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                                                    Cheese Boy Oct 31, 2012 09:05 PM

                                                    I rarely leave home without my crown ... http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2011/01...

                                                2. RUK Jul 6, 2012 06:37 AM

                                                  While there are some stores with fun enough music to make you dance ( at least in my head) and smile, there is the other side of the coin:
                                                  You better LOVE, LOVE Frank Sinatra if you were to go shopping at Corrado's in Clifton NJ. And around Christmas - musically it starts nowadays here way before Thanksgiving in the stores, do I need to mention Bing Crosby? I once threatened to walk out of an American Craftsman-like store on the Friday after Thanksgiving if the sales lady wouldn't lower that LOUD racket. She did.

                                                  1. kattyeyes Jul 6, 2012 05:12 AM

                                                    By the way, escondido123, seems "Jump" has that effect on EVERYBODY--even those who can't hear. ;) Remember this scene from "Children of a Lesser God?" Music starts at :50, enjoy!
                                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwiBOf...

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                                                      escondido123 Jul 6, 2012 08:10 AM

                                                      William Hurt looks pretty good. Thanks.

                                                    2. GraceW Jul 5, 2012 07:28 PM

                                                      I only dance if.. I need to go the restroom--and obviously I would never use the restroom at a grocery store because I was raised to think they were the epicenter of germs.

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                                                        Rella Jul 6, 2012 04:58 AM

                                                        My grocery store (a chain) remodeled sometime back and put their restrooms in the front of the store, same as some other chains. However, there was one for a woman, and one for a man.

                                                        I have done the dance at the door myself.

                                                        Good news, they are going to remodel sometime this year and put 2 women and 2 men restrooms. I'm wondering will they take the space away from ..... produce?

                                                        Doing the dance there almost every time.

                                                      2. Marge Jul 5, 2012 06:57 PM

                                                        Only if Vicki Sue Robinson is playing while I'm buying I Can't Believe its Not Butter....but I don't buy ICBINB so....no
                                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePZwgb...

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                                                          mangiare24 Jul 6, 2012 05:51 AM

                                                          That's Megan Mulally singing to the tune of the old VSR chestnut "Turn the Beat Around." One of the cheesiest commercials in recent history. So bad it's good! Thanks for posting Marge.

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                                                          Rella Jul 5, 2012 06:44 PM

                                                          Some time ago, there was a young woman who sang without any self-consciousness whatsoever to a song being played, a familiar 60's song; she knew every word, seemed completely oblivious of anyone hearing her. She also had a good voice.

                                                          Absolutely I dance when I hear the songs I used to dance to in the mid-60's. Yes, I am the old woman that people point to when this happens. Who cares, though, I'm still alive and darn!, it makes me feel good!

                                                          I love hearing those songs in the supermarkets. Yes, I do move my feet for a moment before I start to calm myself down, then it's movement upper body and in the mind - the neurons fly!

                                                          1. Motosport Jul 5, 2012 07:17 AM

                                                            My favorite local market "Best Yet" plays old 60's R&R. I sing and dance to the music in the aisles.

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                                                              ahuva Jul 3, 2012 07:36 PM

                                                              I've never danced, but I have laughed out loud.

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                                                                kattyeyes Jul 5, 2012 07:21 PM

                                                                Recently, a voice came over the P.A. at the supermarket and started to page someone with "YOOHOO!" It struck me so funny--why not have fun at work? :) And, oh, in response to the OP, I absolutely bust a move wherever I am moved to do so, even if it's the grocery store.
                                                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZQQGX...

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                                                                  HillJ Jul 5, 2012 08:18 PM

                                                                  Exactly, katty-e! Gotta bust a move every now & again myself!
                                                                  Life's too short!

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                                                                Clams047 Jul 3, 2012 07:48 AM

                                                                I blame it on the bossa nova.

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                                                                  iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 09:04 AM

                                                                  yea Clams but who sang that song? now 'that' is the question of the day..............
                                                                  "oh it all began with just one little dance and soon I found my true romance, blame it on the Bosa Nova, the dance of love..................I was in the mood, no no the Bosa Nova......"

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                                                                    gaffk Oct 31, 2012 06:50 PM

                                                                    Eydie Gorme . . .http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/e/ey...

                                                                    And yeah, thanks for *that* ear bug.

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                                                                      iL Divo Nov 1, 2012 10:00 PM

                                                                      gaff, I break into song all the time. I swear I have a lyric for all occasions.

                                                                      not sure what 'that ear bug' is but you're welcome (?)

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                                                                        gaffk Nov 2, 2012 08:38 AM

                                                                        "ear bug" is a song that gets stuck in your head and plays over and over in there.

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                                                                          iL Divo Nov 2, 2012 06:03 PM

                                                                          oh don't even get me started on "moondance"

                                                                          "Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance"....... oh no

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                                                                  beevod Jul 3, 2012 07:41 AM

                                                                  Dancing cheek to cheek in the nut section of Trader Joes, does it get any better?

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                                                                    huiray Jul 3, 2012 07:44 AM

                                                                    Where the nuts are, of course? ;-D :-)

                                                                  2. njmarshall55 Jul 3, 2012 07:19 AM

                                                                    I won't dance, don't ask me
                                                                    I won't dance, don't ask me
                                                                    I won't dance, Madame, with you
                                                                    My heart won't let my feet do things that they should do

                                                                    Now, when steak goes on sale, all bets are off...

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                                                                      iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 09:03 AM

                                                                      "Now, when steak goes on sale, all bets are off..."
                                                                      hahahahahhh

                                                                    2. huiray Jul 3, 2012 06:23 AM

                                                                      I try not to go to the grocery store when I am drunk. Not that I get drunk, of course.

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                                                                        gaffk Jul 5, 2012 08:08 PM

                                                                        I am merely tipsy when I bop to supermarket tunes ;)

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                                                                        thinks too much Jul 3, 2012 06:21 AM

                                                                        Only when I find some especially exciting food item. My partner feels the need to juggle produce every time... especially lemons.

                                                                        1. rockandroller1 Jul 3, 2012 05:53 AM

                                                                          Yes, I do! One grocery store where I go sometimes plays a lot of really good classic rock and I can't help myself. Lucky for me, I have a toddler to entertain so it's a convenient "excuse" for acting crazy.

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                                                                            truman Jul 10, 2012 09:30 AM

                                                                            Me too, my 2-year-old is my excuse for rockin' out to the early Sunday morning 80s mix at Shop-Rite. :)

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                                                                            CanadaGirl Jul 3, 2012 05:41 AM

                                                                            Yep. Especially if my kids are with me.

                                                                            1. HillJ Jul 3, 2012 05:37 AM

                                                                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiqCfa...
                                                                              supermarket flash mobs

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                                                                                kattyeyes Jul 5, 2012 07:13 PM

                                                                                That's a fantastic one! One good turn deserves another--timely, too:
                                                                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5lbNX...

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                                                                                  gaffk Jul 5, 2012 07:55 PM

                                                                                  Another one:

                                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-dX8u5fg2c

                                                                                  eta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bymQ0j...

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                                                                                    HillJ Jul 5, 2012 08:15 PM

                                                                                    That one was filmed so beautifully, great lighting job.

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                                                                                    calliope_nh Jul 5, 2012 08:12 PM

                                                                                    And here, Improv Everywhere's Grocery Store Musical
                                                                                    http://improveverywhere.com/2009/10/2...

                                                                                    I remember my mom smacking me for full out dancing in the store ww shopped at until I was in kindergarten. I was really getting my 1970 groove on.

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                                                                                      HillJ Jul 5, 2012 08:16 PM

                                                                                      very cool, NYC Broadway vibe!

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                                                                                        kattyeyes Jul 6, 2012 04:32 AM

                                                                                        "Fruits deserve the chance to mingle!" Way to start the day with a laugh and a smile--THANKS, calliope_nh! "YES, WE CAN"! That's just fantastic! I loved watching everyone's reactions, too.

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                                                                                        CindyJ Jul 24, 2012 08:05 PM

                                                                                        A little late to the conversation, but here's my all-time favorite food-related flash mob... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zmwRi...

                                                                                      3. HillJ Jul 3, 2012 05:32 AM

                                                                                        Absolutely! All four of my kids would sing full voice in the aisles.

                                                                                        Not to mention the # of flash mobs currently scheduled in grocery stores!

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                                                                                        1. re: HillJ
                                                                                          Fowler Jul 5, 2012 07:47 PM

                                                                                          HillJ said:

                                                                                          "Absolutely! All four of my kids would sing full voice in the aisles."

                                                                                          I would guess you are just kidding?

                                                                                          1. re: Fowler
                                                                                            gaffk Jul 5, 2012 08:09 PM

                                                                                            We all used our "indoor" voices.

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                                                                                              HillJ Jul 5, 2012 08:14 PM

                                                                                              Fowler, not kidding-full voice, in the aisles having FUN and the time of our lives. That's what kids do!!

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                                                                                                Rella Jul 6, 2012 04:54 AM

                                                                                                Another Bee-Gee Group.

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                                                                                                  iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 09:00 AM

                                                                                                  oh don't get me started on the Bee Gee's.
                                                                                                  my girlfriend/neighbor and I went to the Ampha Theater in Universal City to see them.
                                                                                                  Oh my goodness, they were crazy good.
                                                                                                  Hubby bought me their CD's and they're on my iPod.
                                                                                                  in the gym working out, I'm behind the times music wise and often put on Bee Gee's. I'm pretty sure that's not how you're supposed to work out due to me not doing dance moves but rather workout moves but who cares, certainly not I

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                                                                                                  DougRisk Jul 6, 2012 07:14 AM

                                                                                                  "Fowler, not kidding-full voice, in the aisles"

                                                                                                  HillJ, how many of the other shoppers want to kill you?

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                                                                                                    HillJ Jul 6, 2012 07:32 AM

                                                                                                    Lol...we must live in very different towns. So far, no death threats reported...of course, my youngins are adults now...if I'm lucky...my future grand kids will sing too!

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                                                                                                      Beach Chick Jul 6, 2012 07:37 AM

                                                                                                      We need more HillJ's and their youngin's singing and dancing all over the grocery aisles of America!

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                                                                                              Isolda Jul 10, 2012 09:44 AM

                                                                                              There is nothing cuter than a cart full of little kids singing loudly in a grocery store. Makes me smile every time, and it beats the heck out of tantrums and fighting.

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                                                                                                HillJ Jul 11, 2012 06:46 AM

                                                                                                Then you'll be pleased to know, Isolda, that they all grew up performing, playing instruments and still love music. An IPod is never far from reach and as a family music is a very big part of our family-soul.,....of course, while eating delicious food.

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                                                                                                  Beach Chick Jul 11, 2012 06:53 AM

                                                                                                  drumming and eating delicious food for over 30 years!
                                                                                                  ;- )

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                                                                                                    HillJ Jul 11, 2012 07:34 AM

                                                                                                    Me too, BC! Can't imagine it any other way.

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                                                                                                  CanadaGirl Jul 19, 2012 06:42 PM

                                                                                                  Yep. Life's too short to be bothered by others' good natured and innocent fun :)

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                                                                                                    Fowler Jul 22, 2012 10:45 PM

                                                                                                    Yep, and life is too short to be concerned about being obnoxious and annoying in public. :-) It is all about "me" they insist.

                                                                                              2. Caroline1 Jul 3, 2012 01:54 AM

                                                                                                If it feels good, DO IT...!!! Life is too short to do it any other way. '-)

                                                                                                1. Beach Chick Jul 2, 2012 09:56 PM

                                                                                                  I haven't danced but I've air drummed..

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                                                                                                    iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 08:55 AM

                                                                                                    "I haven't danced but I've air drummed.."
                                                                                                    giggling aloud............hahahah

                                                                                                  2. Bill Hunt Jul 2, 2012 09:11 PM

                                                                                                    No, but I do not dance at events, either. Some are meant to dance. Some are meant to sing. Some? Well, they are not, and I am one of those.

                                                                                                    Hunt

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                                                                                                      Caroline1 Jul 3, 2012 01:57 AM

                                                                                                      Aw, come on, Bill. Let's get a Bunny Hop going! '-)

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                                                                                                        Bill Hunt Jul 3, 2012 07:01 PM

                                                                                                        Uh, it's my replacement knee... [Grin]

                                                                                                        Hunt

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                                                                                                      chefathome Jul 2, 2012 05:47 PM

                                                                                                      Never but I have no rhythm sadly and it does not come to me naturally. However, I love grocery shopping, especially in specialty food stores, and FEEL like dancing when I see beautiful ingredients. My husband, however, does do the happy dance in stores, grocery or otherwise, when certain songs are played, without any qualms.

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                                                                                                        mangiare24 Jul 2, 2012 05:19 PM

                                                                                                        I don't but my partner does. And he dances like a white boy (which he happens to be). But he's adorable and I just stand by and laugh.
                                                                                                        Sometimes the shopping cart makes an appearance as his dance partner.

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                                                                                                          cleobeach Jul 3, 2012 08:11 AM

                                                                                                          Sometimes the shopping cart makes an appearance as his dance partner.
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                                                                                                          Are we married to the same man?

                                                                                                          Our son is delightfully just like his father so yes, at times I admit to a bit of understated footwork when our son hears a tune that makes him want to dance.

                                                                                                        2. cookie monster Jul 2, 2012 03:23 PM

                                                                                                          No, but I definitely sing. My Whole Foods plays everything from classic rock to alt country to contemporary urban/pop depending on the day and time, and I often find that while I think I'm singing along quietly to myself, other people can in fact hear me . . .

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                                                                                                            Cheflambo Jul 2, 2012 04:03 PM

                                                                                                            This is why you will always hear "upbeat" music in supermarkets -- it makes you happy, and you stay longer and buy more. They know what they're doing.

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                                                                                                              CindyJ Jul 19, 2012 07:03 AM

                                                                                                              So then, what would you say about the classical music that's always playing at The Fresh Market?

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                                                                                                                iL Divo Oct 31, 2012 08:52 AM

                                                                                                                Cindy, love classical music but it's usually instrumental so I can't embarrass myself.

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                                                                                                              mpjmph Jul 2, 2012 04:14 PM

                                                                                                              Same here. Sometimes a little dancing, but much more singing.

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                                                                                                                tcamp Jul 2, 2012 05:39 PM

                                                                                                                Same here, I'm a singer. Plus, in my local Trader Joe's, you are squeezed in sardine tight usually so dancing is not terribly feasible.

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                                                                                                                  escondido123 Jul 2, 2012 09:27 PM

                                                                                                                  Sardine tight at TJs? Never experienced that at all. I never go at rush hour so there is always room to move.

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                                                                                                                    tcamp Jul 3, 2012 07:58 AM

                                                                                                                    We don't have the TJ density that Cali has, nearest one to me is very small, and I always seem to end up there at rush hour. Tightest squeeze was Friday evening before a predicted snowstorm when each line had *at least* 20 people. Most with a case of wine and a stack of frozen meals.

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                                                                                                                  DougRisk Jul 3, 2012 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                  About a month ago 3 different people in the produce section were quietly singing "Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters to themselves. A 4th person saw this and said to me, "this is such a good song". (I was one of those quietly singing to myself.)

                                                                                                                  I have heard more than a few good songs at the supermarket, but having that many sing at the same time was a first for me.

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                                                                                                                  redfish62 Jul 2, 2012 03:13 PM

                                                                                                                  I can't control myself, I go full-tilt boogie at least six times a day.

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                                                                                                                    lbs Jul 2, 2012 02:59 PM

                                                                                                                    That is my biggest problem in life. I forget that I'm in public sometimes and I'll do a little mouth singing/slight dancing. Worse is when I have my ear buds in on a run... And if that is my biggest problem in life? Makes me happy!

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                                                                                                                      randyjl Jul 2, 2012 04:26 PM

                                                                                                                      Hope you don't listen to "The Stripper"!

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                                                                                                                        Caroline1 Jul 3, 2012 01:52 AM

                                                                                                                        Why not!!! Yay, David Rose!

                                                                                                                    2. Kris in Beijing Jul 2, 2012 02:50 PM

                                                                                                                      This is a foodie-batman question?

                                                                                                                      Have you ever danced with arugula in the grocery store light?

                                                                                                                      (and of course the answer is yes)

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