Have you ever experienced a bizarre moment that made you asked yourself, "Is anybody else seeing this?" When you go to the grocery store, you never know what kind of characters you are going to encounter, and we all know some stores have more than others (*cough cough* looking at you Walmart). While most of the time grocery shopping is routine, every now and then it becomes a total insane adventure as you come face-to-face with some of society's strangest people. As you scroll through these photos see if you're reminded of any of your strange shopping outings, and be glad you didn't have to deal with any of these weird and hilarious situations!
We don't know if this man is trolling everyone, or if he really has polio, but he is spreading an important message. Polio is a disease that paralyzes people, but there is a vaccination for it, so most people don't have to worry. However, some people choose not to vaccinate, which can lead to old diseases coming back.
It would be hilarious if he didn't have the disease, and he was just scaring people into thinking that. The person who posted the photo asked the man if he could take a picture because he couldn't believe what the sticker said.
The local grocer is doing their best to brighten up the neighborhood by creating the Super Mario Brothers out of soda can boxes. We can almost hear the theme song just by looking at this picture. It must have taken time and dedication to build these perfect renditions.
It must have been someone on the nightshift with too much time and not enough customers. We can imagine the manager coming in the next morning and wondering what took place the night before. It seems like a design like that would require some planning and effort.
Chip companies are always coming out with unique flavors, but this is by far the most bizarre. Who would want sour cat and onion flavored chips? This cat must find the spot warm and comforting, so it goes there when no one is paying attention.
Someone probably tried to buy the cat assuming it was for sale since it was sitting on the shelf. However, they should insist that the price stay the same as the rest of the bags. We hope they gave some love to this cheesy cat who just wanted to nap somewhere warm.
If you have ever worked at a grocery store, you will know that the job can be stressful, and sometimes, you have to sass the customers to stay sane. When this woman asked if the turkeys got any bigger, she practically walked right into this joke, and who can blame the employee for that answer?
Usually, turkeys only come in one size, so we don't see how she got so confused as if it were a shoe department. What you see in the fridge is usually what you get. Hopefully, she didn't ask to speak to his manager.
This guy must be a hacky sack or undiscovered soccer pro because that takes impressive skill. He must have seen an athlete walking through the grocery store waiting to be discovered. When other people drop things, they have to bend down and pick them up, but not this man.
We would save so much time if we had these skills. Imagine every time you dropped something, and you were able to pick it up with your feet. That would be so useful in life. It must be a legal requirement in Brazil, where this video was taken, to have flawless footwork.
Dad jokes will follow you wherever you go because Dads are always looking for an opportunity to make their children blush with embarrassment. When he saw the frozen Hispanic food sign, he couldn't resist the opportunity to make his daughter laugh.
This dad is so precious, and he should be protected at all costs. He is so proud of this joke, and nothing will be able to top it for weeks to come. Every time they go to the grocery store, he goes straight to the frozen food aisle to remind everyone of his amazing joke.
"Don't worry, human; I will help you." All it needs is a sundress and a hat, and he will be perfectly disguised just like Scooby-Doo would do. He is a much better shopping companion than most children who are whining about not getting all the chips and candy they want.
He must be really good at sniffing out all the best deals. The dog is so proud of himself for being a such good boy, and we wish our dogs were that talented. Grocery shopping would be so much easier if there were someone to help out.
Just because we will all get older doesn't mean we have to stop acting like children. These two have probably been married for decades, but they are still in love like they were when they were teens. This is probably how they kept their marriage alive after all these years.
We hope to be like this couple when we get to their age. Our parents made us stop riding the shopping cart a long time ago, but they can't control us now that we are adults. We just need someone to push us, and we can recreate this scene.
The twins from The Shining are all grown up, and they are still wearing matching outfits. They said, "Come eat with us, Danny. Forever and ever and ever." These women might be grown adults, but they refuse to stop dressing alike. Or maybe there was a twin convention in town.
No matter how old they get, they will always do things together and wear matching outfits because it connects them as twins. We have never seen twins dress alike after elementary school, but it must be important to them to stick together.
Does anyone else's dad get way too excited to go to Home Depot or the gardening section of Walmart? It is like dad heaven when they get to go there - and this dad is living his best life. When he saw some wilted plants, he decided to pick up the hose and water them.
People came to ask him gardening questions because they assumed that he was an employee, but he simply explained that he was just watering the plants. At least someone is taking care of the plants and giving them some water.
In a grocery store where two worlds collide, the security team meets the insecurity team. Somehow insecurity always takes over, gets the best of everyone, and wins. The security guard must be overthinking how this person makes him look to the customers.
This security guard must be sick of teenagers coming into his store to make his life harder. The teenager is trying to get into the security guard's head and psych him out. If they touch, they will explode because these two can't co-exist in harmony.
People are always going around complaining that illegal aliens are stealing our jobs, and now we finally have proof. This alien definitely shouldn't be on our planet because he is trying to take over the world by blending in with the people and learning our ways so he can control us.
It must have been Halloween, and this person wanted to scare all the customers out of the store so they would have less work to do. If we saw an employee dressed like this, we would turn around and choose a different place to buy video games.
Ikea is great for many things: inexpensive furniture, the world's most annoying jigsaw puzzles, and their delicious meatballs. However, this man does not go to Ikea for any of that. He only goes to sit in the pre-designed rooms and pretend he is in a Swedish arthouse film.
People must be walking by wondering what is troubling this man so much. Was his furniture missing some pieces? Because that happens more often than people would think. He must have been extremely bored to consider this as a fun activity.
"Oh, mighty snack gods, please let one of these bags be filled with catnip. I would be so grateful. Amen." This little kitten was seen sleeping, or possibly praying, in the corner store, and they couldn't resist taking her picture. He almost made it to the battery section but powered down before he could get there.
He came in to get some extra milk and realized it was time to pray. The shop owner lets him roam freely around the shop because he keeps other pests away. It is a win-win situation for both of them because the cat also gets lots of love from the customers.
Walmart has some truly terrifying products. While walking through the store, this grandmother found a nana slice, and she didn't want to be chopped up. The nanas of the world are good people and don't deserve to be chopped into bite-size pieces.
In reality who needs one of these gimmicky devices to cut a banana? How hard is it to grab a knife and slice it on our own? Companies come out with such bizarre products that really don't solve any problems, but pretend to make your life easier.
After leaving the citadel in season seven of Game of Thrones, Sam decided to change his life and become a Walmart cashier. We thought HBO could afford to pay their employees well. He must be studying for a new role as a grocery clerk.
He must be confused by all these products because they didn't exist in his time period. They had to hunt for their food, and meanwhile, these people can just drive and buy whatever they need for incredibly low prices. It is so much different than what he is used to.
Pro tip: wear a red fleece to the Apple store and, when a customer asks you for help, recommend Android until you get kicked out of the store. It's a fun game to see how long you can last before they figure out your plan. You can do this with any store where you can blend in with the employees.
If you go into a department store, you can recommend the competitors, or try your luck outside a fast food place and see what kind of results you can get there. You might piss some employees off, but hey, it's all in good fun, right?
Poor Polly Pocket never stood a chance against the big bad fish. While walking through the grocery store's refrigerated section, this person saw that someone had stuffed a doll in the fish's mouth, and it looked like a horrific attack scene.
We don't know if a child was messing around or a bored store employee had too much time on their hands, but they might have scared some customers away from buying this fish. This also probably scared a few children from ever going in the ocean again.
The cat insisted on going to the store with his owner because she brought him the wrong kind of fish last time. It's not every day that you see a woman wearing a cat scarf in the meat section of the grocery store. Usually, pets aren't allowed inside the supermarket.
We wonder if the PETA people were mad that this woman was wearing live fur. Out of all the ways to wear fur, that has to be the most sustainable and wildlife-conscious way it. She is definitely putting the other cat ladies of the world to shame.
Speaking of cats in the grocery store, this one is here to guard the pre-made pasta. If you try to take something, you either have to give him a treat, or your hand will be swatted away. He takes no mercy on those who enjoy carbs.
If you want the secret stash of expensive products, you have to tell him the secret code, and he will lead you to the hidden passage where they hide all the good stuff. Not many people get to see the hidden path because the cat is selective of who he lets in.
If you didn't play with the photo booth or the other cameras in the electronics section of a store as a child, were you really living your best life? This kid knows how to have fun while his parents are shopping around, and he decided to change the background of every single tablet.
He wanted to practice all of his funny faces that his parents say to stop making because it will get stuck like that. This boy has a bright future ahead of him in comedy. He will also be the master of trolling everyone on the internet.
We know that Walmart is full of interesting characters, and this baby must have been there on a day where there were a lot of them. He looks like he has seen too much, and he is scarred for his life. Someone needs to get this baby away from Walmart before he sees any other disturbing images.
Luckily, he is too young, and he won't remember most of the things he saw. We wonder what characters he noticed that would cause him to make this face. Did he see a woman with her underwear sticking out, or a weird man in a bizarre outfit? There are always plenty of those.
These cops were all working the night-shift before Valentine's day, and they needed to buy their wives a card before they went home. They decided to make a group trip to Walmart so they wouldn't come home empty-handed.
If they didn't get a card, all hell would break loose, and their guns can't protect them against an angry wife. The person who posted the photo was there at four in the morning, and we have to question why anyone is at Walmart during those hours.
Some stores are more strict about animals inside, but when this cat tried to run inside, this store's security chased after it. However, the cat outsmarted them and escaped the high-speed chase. After evading the police for an hour, a customer found the cat hiding by the discount candy.
He must have thought that the clearance section was better because someone will buy him if he is on sale. Sadly, the mischievous cat was eventually removed from the store, and banned for life. When you mess with security, you have to expect harsh punishment.
Ma'am - what happened to your baby?! As people passed this cart, they couldn't believe their eyes. This person brought their hedgehog to do some grocery shopping, and it curled up in the blanket as if it were a human infant.
It was probably terrified because of all the noises and people, so we wouldn't recommend doing this, but it did make for an adorable photo. You don't see many people with these kinds of pets since the more predictable thing is a cat or dog.
Walmart is not known for having the most high-end clientele, and it is usually the place where you see some pretty interesting people. However, this particular branch was trying to make the place nicer by having some live music as customers entered the store.
The greeter enjoys playing his violin or guitar, but we are not sure how much the customers appreciate it. He is the greeter we all want but don't deserve. This man deserves a raise for using his other skills to make the store more enticing.
It's not an average day at Walmart unless you see someone with a strange animal. This woman couldn't leave her goat home alone, so she put him in a baby holder and pretended like it was nothing out of the ordinary.
That doesn't look very comfortable for either of them, and we think the goat would have been just fine if he stayed at home. It seems like the man is holding some other animal that would prefer to be anywhere else besides Walmart.
When your child insists on playing astronaut with trashbin helmets, what else can you do but join in on the fun and look like a weirdo? Most parents would do anything for their children, and if it makes them happy, it's not hurting anyone to have some fun while you shop.
They might look bizarre, but it will help the child stay entertained while they go through the labyrinth that is Ikea. It's never fun to deal with a screaming kid, so at least they are staying entertained and calm.
It's pretty rare to see monks out and about, especially roaming the aisles of your local grocery store. However, this one was shopping around when he ended up stopping a woman because her dog looked like one he saw in a photo. It was probably the most precious and innocent encounter in the store.
The dog must have thought the man was a character from Star Wars and wanted to join the Jedi. They were comparing beard lengths and shapes to see who had the best one. It was an incredible experience to witness, and they both were smiling for the rest of the day.
When you work at a grocery store, you have to wear a nametag, but that doesn't mean you have to use your real name. This woman decided to choose a name that would make the most sense for the job; she went with the name "Kashera."
Everyone who comes into the store knows what her position is, and they don't have to question it. Maybe that is her real name, and she was destined to be the world's best cashier. It could be her superhero name, and she saves the world by counting one dollar at a time.
When your friends say they are too busy to meet you for lunch, so you have to improvise. Instead of eating lunch alone, why not bring a Pikachu stuffed animal. She seems pretty satisfied with her lunch date. She can have her pizza and eat Pikachu's slice too. That's a win-win in our book.
She must have bought the stuffed toy for one of her children and wanted to put it out of the way so she wouldn't get any pizza on it. At least she has good company with her instead of sitting all alone, even though some people prefer that.
This woman wants to spread happiness where ever she goes. Some men were staring inappropriately, but she was happy that her smile could be seen in the front and back. We hope she did this on purpose and didn't accidentally wear a see-through dress.
She wanted her underwear to match the Walmart smile, so she chose the perfect pair for her trip to the store. There were some men who got in trouble for staring, and their wives were not happy to see this woman's undergarments.
When your mom and sister are taking forever in the dressing room, so you have to find ways to entertain yourself. This boy couldn't resist the flying mirror trick when he realized his phone didn't get good service in the department store.
Did anyone else do this as children to annoy their siblings? It's also fun to stand between two mirrors and pretend you have a whole group of people dancing in sync with you. It looks like he has been practicing this trick for a while.
We don't know why someone would need 100 bananas, but the cashier could not have been more confused when the customer unloaded their cart onto the belt. Maybe he has a sanctuary of monkeys or is on a banana-only diet, but honestly we don't know how someone could use all of these.
It's like one of those people from the math problems we ready in middle school. If Johnny bought 100 bananas and gave Phil 36, how many bananas would he have left? That checkout line has a potassium overload, and the cashier doesn't even know where to begin.
The candy out the checkout line is always causing us to question if we deserve a sweet treat or not. It's clear that someone lost the battle choosing between an apple and Reeses. The diet starts tomorrow, so there is no need to worry about it right now.
At that price, we would also opt for the king-size rather than the apple. It's a hint to other shoppers that they should treat themselves instead of restricting their sweet tooth. At the very least they could have put it back in the right section, so the employees have less work.
People keep getting more and more creative when it comes to shoplifting. This person went as far as creating fake baby legs to steal bacon. They were so close to getting away with it until a store employee realized they were putting stuff under the blanket.
We understand that some people can't afford groceries, but there are better ways to get food than stealing. Why do they need that much bacon anyway? Was one pack not enough? Although they were smart, they weren't clever enough to get away with it.
Usually, children's books have educational lessons and happy themes, but this book is a little taste of reality for the younger children. We don't know why anyone would buy such a depressing book for their toddler, but this child rates it a 0/10.
He was unhappy for the rest of the shopping trip, and his mom wished that she hadn't shown him that novel. It was too soon for him to find out that dinosaurs aren't alive anymore. He was hoping to have a pet t-rex, and now all his dreams are crushed.
While this person was walking through the aisles of Walgreens - she suddenly wondered who was licking her arm - and then she looked to see this fluffy puppy. If we saw this cutie peeking out of a backpack, we would have trouble resisting petting it.
He probably got to sniff and lick many people from that height instead of walking on the ground. We wish we could carry our dogs in our backpacks and take them with us wherever we go. Isn't that everyone's dream?
Just when we started to think that miracles didn't exist, this picture restored our faith in humanity. Someone gained the back the ability to walk outside of Ikea and decided to dump their crutches once and for all.
Maybe they were using the crutches to fake an injury for sympathy, and then they disposed of them once the trick was over. Although that is horrible to fake an injury, it seems more logical than a miracle occurring outside of Ikea. However, those Swedish meatballs can be life-changing.
Why wear regular business shoes when you could switch up your style with a pair of what our moms would call "hooker heels?" It is far from the traditional attire we are used to seeing on businessmen, but he is rocking it. He probably lost a bet with one of his colleagues, and this was his punishment.
These heels make his legs look so long, but they don't look so easy to walk in. Even after years of wearing stilettos, we would be intimidated even to put these on. He probably needed to break in his new shoes before the drag show that weekend.
When you spill something in the store, do you ask an employee for supplies to clean it up, or do you pretend like it didn't happen? We always feel uncomfortable when that happens, but you don't want to seem like a jerk for not helping out.
This person spilled some flour, and instead of helping to clean it up, they wrote 'sorry' in the pile and continued on with their shopping. We would feel so guilty leaving this behind. At least they could have notified an employee and said sorry to their faces.
Everyone celebrates Valentine's Day differently, and these are two very different evenings. One person is all about the flowers and pretty cupcakes, while the other people are excited to chow down on wings and whiskey. Both nights sound fun; it just depends on the person's preference.
If they got together, they could form the most balanced couple out there. It just shows that not everyone likes the same things. Some people would rather chill out with some fried foods while other people have more of a sweet tooth.
Some superstores are large, and they have very high ceilings, so it is no surprise that a pigeon found its way inside. There is not much the employees can do to stopping them from coming in when they want. The employees can only try to get them out of the store by setting up make-shift traps to capture and set them free.
This employee is pulling out all the skills he learned from cartoons as a child to catch this wandering pigeon. People always said Saturday morning cartoons would turn our brains to mush, but they didn't know how useful some of those episodes could be.
Sometimes shopping with children is a hassle because they are whining, crying, and grabbing anything they can get their hands on. However, in Korea, Costco makes life easy by playing children's movies in an area where parents can safely leave their children while they shop.
This would never be possible in America because it is not safe to leave small children unattended. There are creepy people out there who will take a lonely child at any chance they can get. Always keep your eye on your small children.
As a child, did you ever get lost in the store while your parents were shopping? It was the scariest moment, and it felt like we were abandoned, but then you would hear the intercom telling you to come to the front of the store, and everything was ok. That must have been what happened to this little boy.
Instead of moving, he found comfort by holding the hand of the nearest mannequin until his mom came back. It's a good thing he didn't run around searching for her because that would only make the situation scarier and more challenging.
They see him rollin'; they hatin'; they're tryna catch him ridin' dirty. There is no way you have ever seen a dog more gangster than this one. He is the coolest pooch we have ever seen, and no one we know has that much swag.
The man must have tried to disguise his dog as a human, but the security guards caught on to his trick and asked him to leave the dog outside. Many grocery stores don't allow pets because it is not the most sanitary thing to have around food.
Instead of taser or pepper spray, this store's security is going old school. They decided to use samurai swords to intimidate anyone who thinks they will get past the security guards. We wouldn't try to mess with these men because we don't want to meet our end via a sword.
According to the ancient samurais, if someone tries to shoplift, he will have to chop their heads off because that is the only correct punishment. He is not messing around, and this is probably one of the safest stores to do your grocery shopping.