With the advent of the internet and technology, the world has become much smaller. Parents can track where their kids are at all times via apps. Not to mention that nowadays, hearing your child’s voice is as easy as pressing a few buttons. But one thing that parents can’t protect their children from is vicious cyber bullies.
It used to be that schoolyard taunts, at worst, led to some scrapping which was quickly broken up by teachers on the playground. Now, kids have the ability to send terrible messages to each other 24/7, even when they’re physically not in the same classroom.
Although the old saying goes “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me,” words do hurt. In Maryland, five years ago, the state legislature passed a law to protect kids from cyberbullying after a teenager committed suicide due to online abuse. West Virginia is the next state to jump on the bandwagon, passing their own law against the phenomenon.
Delegate Jill Upson of District 65 was the main backer of the new law, called Grace’s Law. It was brought to her attention by the Association of West Virginia Teachers. The premise of the law is that anyone sending sexually harassing, threatening, or abusive messages (whether adult or juvenile) can get taken to court. If found guilty of cyberbullying, they can face up to a $500 fine or a year in county jail.
“This bill clarifies that regardless of where the bullying occurs it is still going to be a crime in West Virginia,” said Delegate Upson. “When I first introduced the bill, two years ago, some of the objections that I received ‘Well this is freedom of speech,” she continued. “We live in a society where we protect our kids, and freedom of speech does not entail the abuse and the harassment and the intimidation of our children.”
While most people see shopping as yet another mundane task to tick off the daily routine list, these individuals had another thing coming – and in all honesty, we are all for that approach. If you are going to do something, why not make the best out of it? We have gathered pictures of people, even celebrities, who were captured at the best possible time doing what they love – genuinely having a good time. From people acting in ways that calling them awkward would be an understatement to the strangest stores and ads found in malls, this article has it all.
Whether it is at a Christmas market or end of year sale at Zara, you should expect to find people scavenging for all sorts of things.
Some people have a knack out of finding items on sale before anyone else as if to say they have earned the right to purchase the unique item due to their perseverance. This woman, as seen in the picture below, made a real effort to find something in the freezer, which is why she dove head first into it.
Mayo(r) Of The Supermarket
If someone would have caught this woman leaving her house, they wouldn’t have guessed she was on her way to the supermarket.
They especially wouldn’t have guessed she would go with a tub of mayonnaise on her head, as that is the last thing her outfit suggests.
There are plenty of things to do with a plunger, unclogging the toilet being the primary one. However, this girl clearly was not invested in doing things the proper way and took the term creative thinking to a whole new level.
Back in middle school, she was known as the class clown and often resulted to doing crazy things in order to make her classmates laugh, but you would think that as an adult she would slightly change her ways.
Need To Be Excused
This Walmart employee definitely should have chosen a different career path, as her bright smile and glistening eyes suggest she would have made a tremendously successful model, not a supermarket salesperson.
Still, it is nice to see that she is able to have fun in this place of work that sometimes has to deal with less than patient or polite customers. However, by the look of her hand over her lower abdomen, we are going to guess she desperately needed to use the ladies room when this picture was taken.
Baby Boom Body
It is hard to believe that this woman was a new mom, considering how well-built and in shape she appeared while grocery shopping for diapers and wet wipes for her newborn.
It is often the goal of many women to whip back into the athletic physique they had prior to carrying around a baby in their belly for 9 months straight, and it is safe to say this woman pulled the unimaginable. Since this woman is also a working mom, it makes it all the more impressive.
The Wet Look
We heard that the wet hair look is the latest fashion on the red carpet and catwalk, but isn’t this taking things a bit extreme?
Seeing as how this girl is standing right above the fish cooler, it seems she could be catching a cold quite easily. If her mom would’ve been there she probably would have scolded her for this, but we are more captivated by the fact it appears as though she ran away from the shower with a towel still wrapped around her head.
This free-spirited grandpa did not think twice when he decided to it was time to go to the local supermarket for basic necessities – he grabbed the first item of clothing he could get his hands on and walked on out without a care in the world.
There is something odd and simultaneously unique about people who could not care less about what others think of them – which is clearly the approach this guy decided to go with. As long as that dress makes him happy, so are we.
IKEA Strikes Again
Shopping for furniture can be a lot of tiring work, but when it comes to IKEA, the Swedish-founded multinational group, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, seems like it requires more patience than other stores selling ready-to-assemble furniture and kitchen appliances.
Because of this, the girls in the picture below appear to be weary and completely worn out. Having said that, they still smile through the fatigue and manage to look past the relatively demanding day they had.
Better Safe Than Sorry
No, this girl isn’t stocking up in case of an apocalypse, nor does she believe the world is coming to an end.
Although, by the look of her shopping carts, she is highly invested in buying a few extra items in case Target goes out of business (highly unlikely). We are going to go on whim here and assume she is simply not the type of person who would willingly go out of the comfort of her home in the middle of winter when she can shop in advance.
Shopping With The Stars
What are the odds of running into Billboard and Grammy Award winner Rihanna and top model Cara Delevingne in the grocery store?
Unless this is your lucky day, in which we would seriously urge you to go buy a lottery ticket, odds are it probably will not happen. Still, one can have high hopes, and our definitely consist of brushing shoulders with the hottest names in the music and fashion industry. They sure seem happy to shop, why wouldn’t we be too?
Sweet As Candy
Unless this was Dress As Your Favorite Dessert Day, a day which we are not aware of, it is hard to believe anyone would walk into Walmart wearing an outfit like this.
Still, this joyful lady was not about to let anyone put her down – she felt like a radiant, happy little cupcake, which is why she dressed up accordingly. She was so dedicated to the role that she even went as far as to dye her hair pink! Now that’s commitment.
You know that feeling when you just can’t wait for something to happen? Well, this poor driver was ecstatic when he heard his favorite clothing store was about to be opened in the mall closest to his home.
The day of the grand opening, he drove over to the mall and looked down at his phone for a second to read a message – but then heard an ear-deafening thump. As he looked up, he realized he drove right above the staircase leading up to the store.
Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Being a part of a well-balanced, loving and healthy relationship often translates into doing things you would not necessarily do, but are willing to sacrifice in order to make your significant other happy.
This couple, seen sharing an oversized Christmas sweater, arrived at Walmart looking all smiles despite not being very comfortable or dressed to shop. Still, both seem chipper with their decision to share a garment, for which we have to salute them. It is not every day you come across a supportive couple such as this.
They’re Going Down
They say it has been statistically proven that one is more likely to get into a car accident than be in a plane accident, but the poster of this plane, stuck against the escalator, looks like a plane that is malfunctioning and about to crash.
This is not the smartest of advertisements – could the people in charge not pick a better spot? At the very least, they should have printed the ad in a way that would stick against the escalator with the plane flying upwards.
Taking your kids grocery store shopping is not all fun and games as it may seem – they constantly demand sweets and complain when you explain they have already had enough as it is.
This picture, however, suggests a different plot. An elderly lady is seen sitting in the grocery cart and looking up to her younger daughter in despair as if she had just asked for something she knows she is not going to get. Quite the plot twist, we must say.
Who Dresses Like That?
We are not sure in which part of the globe this picture was taken but know for sure that it was in the far east.
Despite this relatively small piece of information, we are going to guess that women in the far east do not look like walking triangles, and men do not cover themselves up with kimonos when they need to attend the men’s bathroom. For this reason and many more, this rather odd drawing of males and females figures makes us question the sign.
Dos And Dont’s
A lot of different hairstyles count as passing trends, but this one did not really make a name for itself to begin with.
In a weird mixture of highlights that have not fully blended in and a cropped cut, the girl does not seem to be particularly happy with her raccoon-tail lookalike hair do. Putting aside the fact she might has simply had an off day at work, maybe the cashier would have been more content staying with a more basic style.
Bring Your Pet To Work Day is one that is favored by many who own living, breathing creatures and usually do not get to spend time with them during work hours.
Seeing your dog chase after a ball in the office lounge or hearing your cat purr as you stroke him at your desk is a unique opportunity you rarely get to experience. One woman who was waiting for this day in particular is the proud owner of the lama seen in the picture below, who took it shopping too.
The picture below shows exactly why you should never walk and text at the same time. Although people are growing more aware of the consequences of driving and texting, the footage shot on this security camera presents a clear (yet slightly pixelated) picture of the possible outcome of not looking where you are going.
Her phone probably got ruined once becoming soaked with water, but we are positive that the woman learned her lesson once walking into that fountain in the middle of the mall.
Cheesy Background Is The Way To Go
Since Instagram took over other social media platforms, it seems no matter where you turn you can spot someone trying to take a perfect picture.
Whether it is of themselves, a stunning view or delicious meal, there is no escaping the phenomenon that is Instagram. This lady was about to hit a 10,000 followers mark, which is why she decided to mention the occasion with a particularly flattering picture, hosting a background filled with her favorite food – cheese.
It does not take a rocket scientist to understand what is deeply wrong with this sign. Perhaps the owner of this store should have referred to the CEO of the chain stores 7 Eleven, as that not only makes a lot more sense, but it also suggests the stores’ opening hours.
Reading “Open 9 days a week,” we can’t help but think that whoever was responsible for this sign either thought they were being funny or had one too many drinks before painting it on the wall.
Follow Me To
Photographer Murad Osmanov is a Russian artist who is known for traveling the world with his wife, Natalia Zakharova, and taking iconic shots at stunning locations from the same perspective.
In every photo, Natalia is seen holding Murad’s hand as if pulling him toward the breathtaking view. The series is titled “Follow Me To,” and since it has gone viral in 2012, people from around the world have made their own version of the photos. Some are absolutely mesmerizing, while others are too hilarious to handle, like the one below.
Although the adorable couple in the picture below might make it seem as though the man has Alzheimer, the truth is much less saddening than that.
It seems that the man simply has a wandering eye and curious spirit, which is why he has the tendency to get lost in overcrowded places, like this street market. After the scare he caused last time, his loving wife Jan decided to act proactively and print out t-shirts for the two of them, thus creating a human lost-and-found.
What better way to sell toilet paper than unroll a few to make out a fancy gown out of them?
Putting aside this is definitely not what toilet paper is intended for, we do have to give credit where credit is due, and this creative way of utilizing every common household necessity is great. Having said that, it is clear that whoever made this toilet paper dress is in the wrong profession and should start looking into fashion design schools.
A Princess Outing
4-year-old Izzy desperately wanted to wear her brand new Cinderella dress when her uncle, Jesse Nagy, suggested they would go see a movie and then continue with some grocery shopping but also feared that no one else would wear a costume but her.
Hearing this concern, Jesse didn’t think twice – he put on a prom dress he borrowed from a friend and topped this outfit off with a matching tiara. Izzy was so ecstatic to see her uncle Jesse all dressed up, she was all smiles for the rest of the day.
Married To The Supermarket
Troy and Tina Clark have known one another since they were 12. However, the two haven’t connected until Tina was hired at the same grocery store Troy was working at.
After a few years, the two went from co-workers to dreamy newlyweds. Since they reconnected at the supermarket, it only made sense that when they would start their own business, it would be the same one. Troy and Tina have five kids, all of which have worked in their store. It’s safe to say this family never runs out of anything!
It’s A Miracle
If this isn’t clear-cut evidence that anything is possible if you just believe, we don’t know what is!
While we wish this woman had suddenly healed from her physical disability, the bitter truth is that she probably never needed that wheelchair, to begin with, but simply used it for her own benefit. We hope someone told her off for fooling everyone once she got down from grabbing that bottle of booze since this is one bad taste prank to pull.
A Wave Of Fresh Air
Cruising around the mall while you are out on your travels in a foreign country, the last thing you would expect to see is a store titled something like “Hotwind.”
It is funny how some things can get seriously lost in translation, as can be seen in the picture below, and while in some countries a saying could mean one thing, in a different one it could mean something entirely else. This guy, for example, couldn’t just pass by the store without reenacting the first thing that came to his mind.
A Leap Of Faith
Not everyone can handle PDA, but this athletic guy took his objection to a whole new level. After he spotted a couple passionately smooching in the middle of a grocery store, this guy thought, what better way to stop this couple from making out than jumping right above them?
Although the identity of the subjects remains unclear, we hope an NBA team contacted the capable jumper and tested out his basketball skills. This is one player we would not want to go up against.
Eye On The Prize
This guy was caught eyeing the girl with the backpack by his girlfriend, and could not think of a good excuse to make up for the critical error in time.
As can be seen from the way the girl in the dress has one hand on her hip and an unimpressed expression on her face, the mumbling boyfriend was not about to get away with his flirtatious glare. Maybe next time he should consider going shopping on his own.
Everyone has a favorite snack, and this woman most likely got paid to put on a costume of a cheesy, spicy, crunchy one, and to say the costume fits would be an understatement.
We would have definitely bought a box or two from this girl after keeping up appearances and seeming to be in high spirits despite having to work as a walking, talking Cheeto for an entire day – if not for a tasty snack, then just to make sure the mesmerizing smile stays on her face.
Kids At Heart
If this picture does not make you want to grow old with your best friend and remain kids at heart even by the time every hair on your head turns grey, we don’t know what would.
The elderly couple seems so in love, and at ease with each other, it seems as though they have plenty to teach the younger generation. If they enjoy something as mundane as grocery shopping together, they probably embrace every minute they get to spend with the other.
Moms For The Win
“You cannot beat yourself up because your house doesn’t look like a Pinterest board,” said A-list actress Kristen Bell, who was thrilled when she got the call about the R-rated comedy A Bad Moms Christmas being put on the table.
Alongside the talented Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn, Kristen paints an accurate picture of what being a mother is all about. This scene was taken in a grocery store as if to show that moms too can get pretty rowdy – even while taking a random trip to the local supermarket.
Walmart Wall Of Fame
Being shorter than others has its pros and cons, but clearly, the picture below presents the downside. While this girl was desperate to reach the top shelf for an unknown reason, her vertically challenged physique got in the way, so she had to improvise.
This is not an uncommon sight at supermarkets that feature aisles with more than four levels. Luckily for this girl, it seems that she is well accustomed to the problem and knows how to get along despite the height.
To Each His Own
This group of friends finally found a place that they all liked and officially became roommates, having signed the lease 24 hours prior to this picture being shot.
Before heading out to the local bar to celebrate this decision, the group thought it made sense to stop at the grocery store and make their first big purchase together. However, having gone through every aisle, each person suddenly realized there are some things they simply cannot live without. From then onwards, shopping became an individual task.
Horrible Music To My Ears
The pictures below are from a video that went viral on YouTube, the most well-known online video sharing platform.
This poor guy was dating the girl in the seen hitting him on the head with a ukulele for three months, but seconds before this attack, he got down on one knee and confessed his love to her, saying things she evidently didn’t like, such as “you had me at hello.” The two were standing at the center of a huge mall when the girl broke his heart – and ukulele.
Dedication Is Key
This grocery store employee made a new year’s resolution she was keen on keeping no matter how busy she was. After trying out different type of physical activities, she realized yoga was her true calling and bound to practice it every day at 2 pm, no matter where she was or who she was with.
Her coworker found it particularly hilarious that of all places, her friend began her daily exercise on the ice cream freezer and quickly captured the moment.
Supermarket Super Friends
Who said shopping for house necessities needs to be dull? These girls certainly were not going to make this outing a boring one. Being best friends since first grade, there is no spot you could place the two together and not find them having the time of their lives.
By the time the two started attending college, there was no question on the matter – they knew they would be roommates. This was their first shopping spree for condiments and edibles, so you can imagine how fun it must have been.
Can’t Wait Any Longer
This lady was in a huge rush to grab herself a peanut butter jar, she just could not even wait to leave the shop until she opened it.
You can’t really blame her though when a jar of peanut butter is staring you in the face, you’ve just got to get yourself a good few bites. It seems as though it was that time of the day for all the guilty snacks since her only other item to purchase was a packet of chips.
Time For My Close Up
Lighting and scenery are definite essentials when capturing the perfect photograph, and this girl seemed to think the grocery store was the best place for this.
Without even a grocery in sight, it looks as though she had come to this particular grocery store just to get someone to take her next Instagram shot. All focus is on her from the camera lens and was undoubtedly by other customers who were most likely not to expect to find a modeling shoot taking place.
Quenching Her Thirst
There’s nothing like posing with a coca-cola bottle while having the rest of the soft drink collection as your photo background.
From the looks of things, it must have been a hot day, and this girl was just trying to cool down from the outside sun. We’ve all been there, we know that just standing in the refrigerator for a moment or two is the best feeling when temperatures are soaring high. So, of course, it also made for her next photo opportunity.
Careful To Not Fly Away!
Dressing up like a hot air balloon is quite the creative choice, and how else to spend your time in your fancy dress than a trip to the grocery store for some cake mix?
Quite the costume to have to run errands in, perhaps picking up these essential items would have been a lot easier had it been done before a number of balloons were hovering over your head. What a nightmare that would have been if one was to pop?!
IPass The Jelly
When you can pull off impressive gymnastics skills such as these, why not show it off at every given opportunity?
Even down the baking aisle of the supermarket, these British Olympians got to work in balancing on top of one another, bending in more ways than we could even attempt. The other possibility is that they just wanted to reach the top shelf but struggled to due to their short heights. So, of course, they would begin lifting each other to get that sought-after strawberry jelly.
If You Can’t Beat Them…
Get Him to the Greek actress Rose Byrne was shopping in her homeland of Australia when she was caught completely off guard by the paparazzi.
What she thought would be a casual stroll to the local supermarket ended up being a major photo opportunity for the photographers who wanted a true to life shot of the star. Byrne was very much aware of her messy hair, lack of makeup and casual clothes, so decided the best she could make of this embarrassing shot is pull a chipmunk face.
Purring With Pride
A cat lady is a cultural archetype of a middle-aged to elderly woman who owns many pet cats and treats them as though they were her very own flesh and blood.
The somewhat stock character is not always portrayed in a positive light, but if you would have asked the lady in the picture below, you would have received a different response. Not only was she proud to call her kitten her children, but evidently, she took them everywhere she went.
Taking Taco Too Far
It was Dress Up As Your Favorite Food Day at this girl’s college, but since her roommates were not willing to help her out with making a pasta costume, she decided she would just buy the first edible-themed costume she would come across.
After walking around campus for an entire day dressed up like a taco, there was nothing this girl wanted to do more than get herself to the grocery store and buy delicious pasta to cook for dinner.
Turning A Blind Eye
The woman in the picture attended an 80’s themed party when she was given a dare to buy five specific items from the supermarket. This sounded easy enough for her, until the darer added dramatically – “wearing a blindfold.”
If she was able to pull this off, the woman would have been given $100. Since money was a little tight and she was always one to go along with a dare, the young woman accepted the challenge and was quickly accompanied to the store with her giggling friends.
Anything But Anything
Having a maintenance shop or repairman a phone call away is crucial for a mall, especially a high-end one consisting of the most exclusive designer shops, as certain standards need to be met. However, there is a common street saying that goes “never trust a heavy personal trainer,” by which is meant that professionals need to know how to do their job to the fullest extent.
This sign, reading that while they claim they can repair anything, the doorbell doesn’t work, doesn’t assure much.
Pocket Came In Handy
They say “When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do,” but it is very possible that this tourist took the phrase a little too far.
Seeing as how this was her first trip to Australia, the woman in the picture thought it would only be appropriate to take the kangaroo that has been hopping around her hotel’s backyard along with her for the shopping trip. She figured that, in the land down under, kangaroos are common household pets like dogs and cats, meaning this was a normal thing to do.
On a rainy winter day, it’s necessary to find indoor activities that will keep you occupied as the rain continues to pour.
After one too many trips to the mall, however, this girl had a better idea as to how they could spend their time; grocery cart racing! They would each take turns sitting in the cart while their other friends pushed them through the aisles of the store, collecting the snacks they wanted to purchase. First one to pay at the register wins.
Stars Shop Too
You do not need to be a 60’s baby to recognize this face, golden locks or iconic fringe – the woman holding the “harmless coconut water” bottles and looking coyly at the camera is, but of course, Goldie Hawn.
The actress, director, and producer rose to fame when she was hired for the NBC sketch comedy show titled Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. As she suggests in this picture, Hollywood stars that are to this day featured in the limelight go grocery shopping too, despite having won an Academy Award and Globe Award.
This German woman is a new resident in this sleepy Midwestern town. She took a trip to the local grocery store in order to get a better sense of how Americans go about their daily errands.
Little did she know that you could now buy movie tickets at American supermarkets! She thought it was a strange custom, but figured it was a nice novelty to try, which would help her to cut down on the time she spent waiting in line.
Like A Rock Star
When this girl went to the grocery store, she was so inspired by the snack aisle that she broke out in song. As she sang, her feet began to slide, while her hips rocked from side to side.
She felt just like a rock star! She strutted from end to end of the aisle as she sang, imagining that she was now on a big stage. As she arrived at the big finale, her friends caught up with her and snapped this photo.
Too Cool For Groceries
While it might be surprising to see a model shopping for groceries, this one took a break from the runway in order to stock up on her favorite snack.
It might seem like a weird combination, but this girl just can’t get enough of pickled red peppers coated in barbecue sauce. She discovered it by accident on a shoot one day, and ever since, she would bring it to all of her jobs. She just has to watch that she doesn’t stain her white skirt.
Blushing Bride, Aisle Two
The couple seen in the picture below met in this very supermarket and in this specific aisle. She bent down to look for her favorite cereal or Coco Pops as he was reaching for his chosen Milo brand – and their hands touched.
The handsome groom did not hesitate before asking the blushing bride out, and before the two knew it, they were going steady for two years straight. It only made sense that the two would take wedding pictures at this specific spot.
She thought this was just going to be a routine trip to the grocery store, but as she stood trying to pick the best brand of soy milk for her morning coffee, someone shouted, “look here!”
She wasn’t sure if the voice was talking to her, but almost involuntarily, she turned her head to find a store employee pointing a camera at her. Though she wasn’t prepared for it, the employee snapped anyway, before disappearing back into the crowd.
Babies requires a lot of things to stay healthy and grow into a strong person. Everything from healthy food to breast milk and plenty of sleep are all important factors which ensure that a baby will get everything it needs.
However, according to this grocery store, they believe that the things that infants are lacking is beers and wines. Considering that alcohol is incredibly harmful to babies and that the drinking age is 21 and over, this is probably advice parents should ignore.
Everyone can remember that horrible feeling when your summer vacation is over and the new school semester is looming. The harsh reality hits that there is no more playing with your friends everyday and you are about to be sucked back into a life of daily homework and long days in school.
For those that have adverse feelings towards school, this store had them covered for the appropriate back to school supplies. Although we strongly discourage purchasing a large knife, the concept was quite funny!
What Did The Fox Buy?
It is not everyday that you come across someone dressed up as a fox inside your local grocery store. Whether this guy was a child’s entertainer or he simply liked to dress up like a fox, we just don’t know, but it sure would make your mundane grocery store experience a little more eventful.
Not only was this guy dressed like a fox, he was also carrying a stuffed toy fox. We can only wonder what he needed to buy.
Whoever put this sign up at the hot food counter should probably be fired. Technically, eggs do grow into chickens and can end up being cooked without bones, but this is the incorrect way that eggs should be advertised.
Customers cracking open this egg will be less than happy to notice that there is in fact no boneless chicken and it was just false advertising. Nonetheless, who would pay $35 for an egg? It seems kind of extortionate.
They See Me Rollin’
Whether this was a father and son or an oblivious shopper and a random child were not sure, but we’d like to think it was the latter so that there was no parent neglect.
This child decided to take a ride on the back of an electric cart at the grocery store, but the man riding it doesn’t seem to know or care! We’re not sure how enjoyable the experience was for the boy, it looks kind of uncomfortable.
Got To Get That 8 Hours
Sleeping is so important and to be deprived of it can affect your whole life.
While we don’t know the back story behind this woman’s decision to take a nap in a grocery store, we can only assume that she had a stressful life, juggling her children and a full time job, which left her barely any time to get those forty winks in. We feel for her, if she saw the opportunity to nap and went for it, good for her.
New Pet Food
Just like human food, there are always new fads coming out when it comes to pet food. People love their pets and make sure they are healthy and getting the best possible care.
As a result, many pet food corporations have come out with specialty pet food including everything from organic to gluten free and preservative free. However, “Canned Cat” is not something that we have come across and the thought of it is rather horrific. Makes for some amusement though!
That’s A Surprise Alright
Unless you still maintain the mentality of a domestic home in the 1950’s, buying something that would help out your female partner around the house, such as a vacuum cleaner or a brand new broom, will not score you any points – nor would it make you seem like an appreciative and pampering lover.
The so-called personal gift seen below would definitely surprise your significant other, but not in the way you would hope, so we would highly recommend steering clear of this “present.”