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Do you ever dance in the grocery store?

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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  1. This is a foodie-batman question?

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

    (and of course the answer is yes)

    1. 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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      1. re: lbs

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

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

        1. 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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          1. re: cookie monster

            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.

            1. re: Cheflambo

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

              1. re: CindyJ

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

            2. re: cookie monster

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

              1. re: cookie monster

                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.

                1. re: tcamp

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

                  1. re: escondido123

                    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.

                2. re: cookie monster

                  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.

                3. 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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                  1. re: mangiare24

                    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.