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Jul 2, 2012 02:44 PM

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.
                    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.