The lady in front of you in the supermarket is looking at eggs. The supermarket has a two metre social distancing rule in place. You wait patiently for her. She opens several boxes of eggs all of different brands and then puts them back on the shelf. She carries on for a couple of minutes. You turn around and several other people are queuing behind you, all waiting to pick up some eggs. The lady in front of you still does not seem to have made her mind up as she continues checking each box of eggs on the shelf.



What is THE CARAMEL CRUNCH? Well, it’s all about decisions. When it comes to THE CRUNCH what would you do?

One of the definitions of the word CRUNCH is:

a crucial point or situation

 – generally involving a decision with weighty consequences

  • Your response can be a quickie. Please feel free to send a comment to say what you would do, and if you have time or are inclined, please feel free to explain your decision.
  • If you would like to create a post with a longer explanation of your decision, please pingback to THE CARAMEL CRUNCH post. (Or copy and paste a link to your post in the comments section – please feel free.)

If you know anything about CRUSHED CARAMEL, you will probably realize I am a gentle soul, so my questions are not supposed to be terrifying! What I am hoping for really is to see a variety of responses. Afterall, it’s pretty obvious that WordPress bloggers are from a huge variety of backgrounds and cultures. It would be fascinating to learn more about how we as individuals make decisions.

Some of the questions I am going to ask are questions I have discussed with friends when we have been having coffee or dinner. I often find there is no clear right or wrong. It can be so much a matter of our individual experiences and outlook. I find it fascinating how very different some of us are when it comes to decision making.

We all have different outlooks, and may make different decisions. I am really looking forward to learning WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

One Way Street, Decisions, Opportunity



22 thoughts on “THE CARAMEL CRUNCH #25”

    1. I always dread getting to the egg section in the supermarket. For some reason there is always someone there going through every box of eggs. Everywhere else, people seem pretty good about cooperating. But the egg section – mayhem!!!

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    1. Very current!
      I don’t know why, but the egg section seems to attract hoverers – people who stall the flow of traffic of other shoppers. In the egg section in Sainsburys nearby me…there will be one of two people checking every box carefully, and then others who seem to have a dive and grab method. Like a gannet they just reach in between the hoverers and grab a box and move on as quickly as possible.

      Where I find things difficult is that some of the hoverers react badly to the gannet style shoppers. I keep on hearing people yell “BACK OFF! 2 METRES!!!”

      Shopping is never boring anymore.

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  1. I like to think I’d politely ask her to move and make her decision when the line isn’t so long. In reality? I’d clear my throat a couple of times (sounding more bad tempered each time) and then I’d probably remark something like “Geez! They’re EGGS, it’s not rocket science, pick a carton or GET OUT OF THE WAY until you decide!!” and glare at her if she turned around to confront me.

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    1. I have realized people have such different styles to the way they shop. Some people like to whizz round in record breaking time. Others dawdle and walk round in circles and touch everything and put items back on the shelf.
      “Policing” shoppers during the coronavirus must be nuts!!


  2. I wait. I always wonder perhaps if they have any difficulties that impacts on their choosing, maybe they can’t really read, maybe that can’t remember very well, maybe they have a cognitive issue meaning they take their time. Maybe they are working out how much money it leaves them with for the week. Perhaps if she buys the eggs, she can’t buy the bread. And while I think of all of this….. she’s probably finished and I’m the one being shouted at to move faster 🤣

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    1. I would wait to…I have been waiting a lot, but often when I have been waiting for the shopper in front of me, someone from behind has pushed past me and told the shopper in front they need to get something from the shelf.

      It’s been a funny old world these past few months.

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