What was your impulse buy while waiting in long checkout lines?

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Most stores of any kind have "point of sale" displays just for that purpose.
 

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In the States, they have the checkout aisles lined with candy, gum, magazines, the sensationalist newspapers, sometimes little toys, various doohickeys, individual packs of over-the-counter medications, etc. I really hate the fact they put candy and gum in the aisles because I've seen kids have major tantrums because mom/dad said no.
 

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n the States, they have the checkout aisles lined with candy, gum, magazines, the sensationalist newspapers, sometimes little toys, various doohickeys, individual packs of over-the-counter medications, etc. I really hate the fact they put candy and gum in the aisles because I've seen kids have major tantrums because mom/dad said no.
They stopped putting sweets (candy) near the checkouts here quite a few years ago. If anything, its healthy snacks.
 

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I'm actually really good about that. Rarely, almost never tempted by any of that stuff. Strange, because I do like my sweets and salty snacks, too.

I will, occasionally, buy something for my wife, though...usually peanut butter M&M's.
 

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In the States, they have the checkout aisles lined with candy, gum, magazines, the sensationalist newspapers, sometimes little toys, various doohickeys, individual packs of over-the-counter medications, etc. I really hate the fact they put candy and gum in the aisles because I've seen kids have major tantrums because mom/dad said no.
We have the same here at checkout, mags, gum, sweets etc. being a bloke that hates shopping, I'm normally focused on one or two things, and that's all I buy, I can be in a queue and I look at people in front of me and try to pick the one that is the slowest. Normally an old man, who gets everything scanned , then , and only then he gets his wallet our, then proceeds to find a card, it just goes on from there. I'm pretty good at picking the "nanas"
My wife, however will buy stuff at checkout,she's like a magpie, attracted to shiny stuff.

Russ
 

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Chapstick! I remember that from childhood. Our local (smallish) supermarket always had hand sanitizer by the checkout. No more. Sign of the times.
 

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Very seldom do I impulse buy at the checkout. I have a couple times gotten a bar of dark chocolate, and occasionally a magazine strikes my interest. No, not a celebrity rag, but maybe a Time Magazine special feature on some topic
 
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