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Going to the supermarket can be quite a mundane experience for some people, but if you’ve ever been to a huge mall you know that it’s never a dull place. So many incredible characters gather there as if drawn together by some magic.
Our first collection of surreal moments caught at the supermarket gained such a huge response that we felt obliged to create a 2021 update with the most hilarious and bizarre things people have ever seen inside a mall.
As you can imagine, we’ve found gems that we had no idea existed! Most of these people clearly didn’t know they were photographed, which resulted in phenomenal photos you will not see anywhere else. Enjoy.
Something Hairy’s Going on
The longer we look at this photo, the more unbelievable it seems. How is this even possible? Having so much hair on your head should be illegal, seriously.
What hair product is this woman using? Some of us could use a few drops of this magic potion to get our locks growing. And if it’s not actual hair, but a wig, we still can’t fathom who and for what purpose would create something like that.
Well, it is stunning in a way, but we aren’t sure it’s the good kind of stunning that turns heads as you walk down the street looking too gorgeous to be true. It’s the kind of stunning that will make your look go viral, but for all the wrong reasons.
It’s a Different World Out There
We all know that Walmart is one of the most famous supermarket chains in the world. It has all kinds of goods a person can dream of and, well, it’s also the source of the most mysterious sightings and uncanny photos.
Why does this happen? We sincerely have no idea, but Walmart seems to draw weirdos like a magnet. It almost seems like there’s some kind of rift in the time and space continuum, out of which all these Walmartians keep popping out!
Well, whatever the case, if you go shopping at Walmart, prepare your phone camera because you won’t be disappointed. It’s always such an adventure!
A Little Bit Underdressed
When we go to the supermarket we usually don’t think about the way we dress too much – just put on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, and you’re good to go. But is there, actually, a dress-code for malls?
Looking at these two gorgeous women, we believe there certainly should be some kind of shopping dress-code – like, putting on some clothes, for example? Really, any clothes would do as long as they cover you up.
We aren’t sure what happened to these women that they were going around the supermarket in their underwear, but it does look totally bizarre. What were they thinking? Did they lose some kind of bet? So many questions and so little answers.
Who Needs a Shopping Cart?
This is one of those moments when you think you’ve seen everything there is in the world of weird supermarket moments, but then this photo comes up. How on Earth is this even possible?
Obviously, this lady didn’t want to use a shopping cart, but instead, she decided to use her pet kangaroo. Are those even legal, by the way? Unless this photo was taken in Australia, that would explain a lot.
Well, we don’t envy this pet kangaroo. No matter how you look at it, the poor thing isn’t having too much fun! We are secretly hoping this photo was Photoshopped because those handcuffs are a bit too much.
Those Pumps are Rad
Fashion trends come and go, but one thing never changes – latex always remains popular! Of course, not all people get it and even fewer people can pull it off, but latex outfits are definitely here to stay.
Most of the time we see women rocking some rad latex outfits, but this is definitely not the case here. This guy looks like he was born wearing pumps and short latex skirts!
You may like this outfit or you may totally hate it, but this doesn’t change the fact that this man looks totally fabulous in his own way. We wouldn’t dare wearing something like this in broad daylight (well, during the night, either), so we can only imagine how much courage it takes to just wear whatever you want no matter what other people might think.
The Future We Don’t Need
Many of you have watched sci-fi TV shows and movies, showing just how amazing our future would be, filled with robots doing all kinds of chores, while humans relax and do more creative stuff.
Well, it seems that the future is here, but it’s not what everyone was expecting to see. This uncanny googley-eyed robot is named Marty and it’s not here just for beauty.
Marty’s one and only purpose in its robotic life is to patrol the isles of the supermarket looking for all kinds of spills. Of course, he then vacuums them away. But are there really that many spills that they had to create this huge weird-looking robot to clean them?
Something Fishy’s Going on
This photo may seem like one of the many ordinary shots people take at Walmart and other supermarkets, but there is one detail that can’t be overlooked. Do you see what’s wrong with this photo?
If you take a closer look you will notice that the mother has handcuffed her son to the shopping cart! It’s hard to believe that this is happening in real life, but the photo is proof enough.
Is this even legal? What was this mother thinking doing this to the little boy? Well, we don’t know anything about this family, of course, maybe this boy has a history of bad behaviour at supermarkets, but this is not the way to teach him good manners.
When It’s Scalding Hot Outside
Did you ever feel so hot during sweaty summer days that you were ready to jump into the fridge and just stay there for a few hours? Well, many people have desires like that, but most of them choose not to act upon them for various reasons.
But this man is different from everyone else – not only did he dream to jump into the freezer, but he also made his dream come true right inside the supermarket. And he chose quite a spectacular pose to do so!
We can’t imagine what it must feel like being stuck inside a freezer filled with ice cream like this - it doesn’t seem very comfortable, but at least he’s finally feeling cold!
Going Away for the Weekend
Did you ever pack for a weekend trip feeling that you need to take literally everything with you? Your favourite couch, a few chairs to sit on, maybe even a table and a floor rug. No? Well, it seems these people are exactly of that kind.
We don’t know whether they are moving to another home like this or simply like to travel heavy, but this car loaded with stuff seems like something you would see in a movie, but not in real life.
Half of these things don’t even seem valuable enough to carry around, but what do we know? Maybe it’s their most precious collection of crates and boxes!
People do all kinds of crazy things to gain some attention from the ones around them, and clothing is one of the easiest ways to do that. Just put on a gaudy T-shirt and suddenly everyone is looking at you!
But what do they do with this kind of uneasy attention? We really don’t know. This guy decided he would like to gain some extra gazes by putting on a T-shirt with provocative text. Well, we think he succeeded.
But is this a good kind of attention? Does he really think people would be interested in whatever he does in his bathroom? Ah, we really don’t think so.
The Dream Wedding
Some people dream to have their wedding ceremony at an exquisite chapel, while others plan to have their wedding on a beach, surrounded by palm trees and oceans waves. This couple is definitely of a different kind!
This happy couple might have dreamt of a wedding in a church, but when they found out all their co-workers couldn’t attend due to their busy schedules at Walmart – they decided to have their wedding at the very place they met and fell in love with each other.
Walmart may not seem like the most romantic place, but this couple made it work for them, transforming the Walmart garden into a perfect place for their ceremony. And this way, all their friends and co-workers could attend as well!
You’ll Have to Look Closer
Sometimes we go to the supermarket and see just a bunch of ordinary shoppers – at first, nothing catches our eye, but then… What’s that creature sitting on this guy’s shoulder?
Yep, you’ve guessed it right, it’s a little monkey. We have no idea where this guy got a monkey of this size, but here they are – just walking casually and doing their shopping.
Well, knowing that monkeys are incredibly curious creatures that don’t just sit peacefully on someone’s shoulder, we are quite amazed seeing this photo. Why is the little fella not running around tearing things up? That’s a real mystery here.
Long Yellow Things
Out of all the products sold at supermarkets, all the goods, clothes, and gadgets, we see ‘long yellow things’ being sold for the first time. Seriously, who was creating the fruit labels at this mall?
Well, we can’t really argue with this definition of the banana, but wouldn’t it be easier just to write ‘bananas’? This is very confusing, to say the least.
Next, they’ll be saying ‘big round stripey things’, ‘round brown things’, and ‘little red triangular thingies’? We believe people have created fruit and vegetable names to avoid confusion like this.
I’ll be Back in 10 Minutes, She Said
This has happened to all of us one way or another, and it’s not only women who say they’d go shopping and would be back in ‘a few minutes’, which in most cases turns into hours. Guys can be lost in the shopping isles as well!
Whether it’s a sports section, a delightful massage chair, or a whole department of cosmetics, both men and women easily get devoured by the magic of the supermarket. And those left behind can only wait for them for hours and hours…
What happens to them? Who knows. But sometimes when the shoppers do finally come back, all they find is dust in the wind.
If we step away from the weirdness of supermarket customers for a second and take a look at the malls themselves, we will also find lots of bizarre things going on. This deal, for example, seems like something from the parallel Universe.
If you buy 3, you will get 0 for free! That seems incredibly straightforward, don’t you think? Who would create this kind of ‘deal’ and why?
There’s hardly anyone in the world who would act on this kind of sale. Either they made a printing mistake, or it’s just one of those mysterious things that happen at supermarkets all the time. There’s no explanation, we just have to accept it for what it is.
Who said you can’t look glam and gorgeous when going out to buy some groceries? And if wearing a stunning dress isn’t enough, you can also choose a matching outfit for your partner, well, in this case, it’s a baby.
This beautiful lady chose an outfit worthy of a supermodel and even prepared a special pink outfit for her little girl, as well. How cute is this?
We rarely see ordinary people dressed like this, mostly it's celebs, who love matching outfits and designer clothes. But when you come to the supermarket - everything is possible!
No Children in the Basket, Please!
Some supermarkets will allow hoards of kids to ride inside their shopping carts, while others can even tolerate grown-ups riding there. Still, some malls have stricter policies about using their carts, and this is definitely one of them.
It doesn’t matter how small your kid is, children are not allowed to ride inside these baskets. But they didn’t say anything about turtles, so that should be okay, right?
Well, if there’s no sign saying ‘don’t put turtles inside the shopping cart’ we can only assume that it’s totally in accordance with the supermarket’s rules. Seeing this fella riding in the shopping cart is a pure delight, though!
They are Among Us
It seems that the preparations for Halloween can start anytime during the year, be it summer months or just a few days before the celebration. And what better place to buy your Halloween costumes than Walmart?
Well, Walmart fashion is definitely not for everyone and if you want to look chic and glamorous you should look for your Halloween costume elsewhere. But if crazy, fun, and ridiculous is your kind of fashion then go ahead and buy one of Walmart’s weirdest Halloween costumes.
We never suspected there existed costumes of the characters from the Among Us game, but here they are! Now we are wondering, do the people wearing them have to team up against the Imposters as well…
When You Need to Reach the Top Shelf
We respect all women wearing heels because one needs a whole lot of dedication and patience to make their feet suffer like this, but it seems that this woman is the real Queen of Heels and would win against all other ladies in a heels-wearing competition if there was one.
These stilts are ridiculously high and uncomfortable! We can only speculate about why would anyone wear such heels in their right mind, but for some reason, she decided to learn how to walk in these, and we can only applaud her for all the efforts.
Obviously, she can not only stand in those but also walk around the supermarket, while pushing a cart. The latter must be helping her to keep the balance, otherwise, we have no idea how she’s doing it. This is definitely something you don’t see every day!
The Duality of This World
What are the chances of seeing two people dressed like this at the same time? It’s as if this photo was staged specifically with two men wearing such shirts. Well, we are quite sure that the security guy was just doing his job going around the supermarket.
But what about the other guy? He seems to be just casually passing by in his ‘insecurity’ shirt, without noticing anything funny or weird about the whole situation.
We have to applaud the unknown photographer who managed to capture this moment on camera – it must have passed so quickly! This is pure luck of being at the right time at the right place. You can make photos like this only by accident!
Just Passing Through
How do people manage to be so casual while looking so absolutely weird? We realize that the year 2020 was one of the most mind-bending years in human history, but it seems that the craziness hasn’t stopped yet.
People still come up with unusual ways to protect themselves and, more often than not, go over the top with their protective gear.
It must be tough walking around dressed like it’s doomsday all around, but it’s probably quite effective. Not only does this suit protect from the virus, but it also protects from any kind of human interaction at all!
Elvis Presley Says Hello
This man looks both cool and disturbing on so many levels. His Elvis Presley-inspired hairstyle must have made everyone stop and stare at the supermarket (at least, the photographer who took the photo did).
This is not something you see every day! A hairstyle like this demands at least a few hours spent in front of the mirror, or maybe even more. But this guy seems like he was born wearing it!
But the next thing we notice is his uncanny resemblance to Donald Trump. Ugh, it’s so weird! Just imagining the former President of the U.S. wearing this hairstyle gives us the giggles.
What Will You Have?
This photo is surreal on so many levels. Who would go shopping at a supermarket with a huge owl on a leash? And yes, if you look closely, the owner of this beautiful bird is holding a leash, so the bird doesn’t fly and live a happy life elsewhere.
But now we are wondering, maybe the owner is trying to find this creature some food? Not that owls would eat anything from a supermarket… Or would they?
Well, maybe if the malls start selling mice and insects, then owls would turn into devoted shoppers visiting supermarkets almost every day, but until then – owls just keep their owner’s company while they are looking for something to cook for dinner.
This Kiwi is So Cute!
We’ve heard that there are kiwi birds, but even they don’t look as cute as this small fluffy kiwi that’s being sold at one of the supermarkets. Seriously, can we buy one for ourselves?
This kiwi hamster is a rare beast and it’s hard to spot him in the wild. He spends most of his time hanging out with other kiwis or just hiding in plain sight.
Now we are wondering what happened to this ‘kiwi fruit’ – did someone actually took him home with a bunch of other kiwis? He’s too cute for words!
And One for a Friend
We haven’t seen many people wear such pirate-style eye patches, but if they are being sold, someone must be wearing them, right? Well, apparently this shop has so many eye patches, that the owners decided to make a sale.
But who would need two eye patches, really? It’s not like you could wear both at the same time (not unless you open your third eye). So who would buy them?
The only scenario we can think of is a bunch of friends dressing as pirates for Halloween – they could probably buy a handful of eye patches and be happy about this weird discount. Otherwise, it’s pure meme material!
They Know What Your Baby Really Needs
A bottle of wine and a can of beer – isn’t it what all babies dream about? Who needs that boring milk anyway. It’s not the first time we’re looking at a hilarious supermarket fail like this, but none of them was so in-your-face.
Well, if we’re talking about our inner babies, then this whole section makes a little bit more sense, but we bet our inner kids, babies, and toddlers have some other needs, as well.
But now we are wondering – what’s in the wine and alcohol aisle of this supermarket? A bunch of diapers and some baby powder? Now we really want to see it.
Peanuts with… Peanuts?
We have no idea who came up with this hilarious text, but there must have been a reason for that. Maybe someone expected that shelled peanuts would contain something else entirely?
Well, a toddler might not know what peanuts look like, so this is good educational material, but we aren’t sure that’s the case here. Did someone buy this product and then complained that it actually contained peanuts inside?
We’re living in a world where everything is possible, so we wouldn’t be surprised if something like this happened. Remember that woman that sued McDonald’s for her coffee being too hot? Well, they also started putting “hot liquid” inscriptions on their cups, just in case.
It’s Not What You Think
After cow’s milk being sold in the markets for decades, seeing cat milk on the shelves can definitely give shoppers the wrong idea. Well, we wouldn’t blame anyone for thinking that cat milk actually comes from cats, although that does sound quite terrible.
If you’re wondering what this cat milk is all about – this is milk designed and created especially for cats. Many people don’t realize that cats are actually lactose intolerant, which means cow’s milk is a big no-no for them.
Drinking cow’s milk causes lots of digestive problems, that’s why Whiskas came up with special lactose-free milk for cats that contains important nutrients that help felines stay healthy.
Instagrammers Love Supermarkets
Instagrammers keep popping up like mushrooms after rain, making this platform a home for thousands of influencers who spread their words, ideas, and styles all over the Internet. Well, all those influencers also like shopping and, believe it or not, they visit supermarkets quite a lot.
But unlike most people, Instagram stars are always on the lookout for some shots they can later post to their Instagram accounts. That means even a mundane shopping day can turn into a photosession at any moment!
We believe that’s exactly what happened here. Well, Rima Mellal isn’t just an Instagram celebrity, she also starred in Bad Girls Club, so you might have seen her on TV as well.
What on Earth is That?
Looking at this photo just gives us the creeps. At first, it seems that there’s something terribly wrong with this guy’s leg – is it broken or what? But then we notice that he’s walking perfectly fine, which means we need to take a closer look at this picture.
Ah, now it all makes sense. This guy was just trying to steal a bottle from the supermarket, hiding it in his pants. We haven’t seen anyone try something like this before! It looks hilarious and, needless to say, it is totally obvious for everyone that he’s hiding something there.
Did he think no one would notice a huge heavy bottle dangling at the bottom of his pants like that? But now we’re wondering whether he got caught or not. Either way, it’s very funny!
Nothing to See Here
We have seen so many hilarious supermarket fails in our life that we thought there was nothing that would surprise us. But this photo made us stare in disbelief! Is this for real?
It’s a very common thing to see a sewer hatch out in the street, but definitely not inside the supermarket, among shiny floor tiles. We can’t even imagine what were the people, who built this supermarket, thinking at the moment this happened.
Did they do it as a joke, maybe? Well, there’s another option – maybe there’s some kind of weird law protecting the sewer hatches from being covered. Who knows!
Not in the Meat!
Did you ever wonder what’s going on inside Russian supermarkets? If you think they are somehow more adequate than the rest of them, well, that’s where you are wrong. They are just as weird as the supermarkets all over the world!
When it comes to selling foods, you can find all kinds of things there – fruit, vegetables, baked goods, cheese, and of course, meat. But as you can see from the photo, the conditions they’re kept in are far from perfect.
We aren’t talking about the fridges – they are the same as everywhere else, but the people working at those supermarkets are quite peculiar. This shop assistant, for example, doesn’t care about the food at all. Someone will be eating that meat after she put her feet in there! Ugh.
Bored at Work?
Did you ever feel so bored out of your mind that you thought you could do anything just to entertain yourself? That feeling of boredom at work can drive anyone crazy, so the only thing you can do in this situation is to find a way to have some fun.
When working at the supermarket there aren’t too many options of making your day brighter. There’s just nothing interesting going on around! Of course, there are some unusual visitors coming and going, but not all supermarkets are so lucky (yes, Walmart, we’re looking at you right now).
It seems this poor woman was so bored she decided it would be a good idea to get into the fridge with meats she was selling and make a spine-chilling photo for social media. This does look like a shot from some horror movie!
Walking Down the Cereal Aisle
It’s not every day you see newlyweds at the supermarket - and they aren’t simply there to buy some groceries and a bottle of wine for their wedding day, but they actually came there to celebrate!
The couple first met working at Coles, and that’s the very place they fell in love with each other and decided to tie the knot. Naturally, after finishing their wedding ceremony, they wanted to visit the place that paved the path to their new life together.
Of course, all the shoppers couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw a bride in full attire and a handsome groom walking down the aisles at Cole. The bride even had a broccoli bouquet that she threw to a group of her co-workers!
It’s a Fish Party
This fish must really know how to have fun if they call it ‘entertaining’. Does it do stand-ups while people are shopping in the mall? Oh, wait, fish can’t talk, or stand for that matter.
It’s really hard to imagine what type of fish this is and how it differs from plain old boring fish you buy at the supermarket – if only we could see it with our own eyes!
Or maybe it’s the other way round and we’re the ones who need to entertain the fish sold there. Inviting it to a barbecue would probably be a bad idea, what do you think?
They Had One Job…
The start of the school year is exciting for both parents and kids – parents have more free time on their hands, while the children get to see all their friends and have fun together.
It’s a big deal for everyone, and supermarkets aren’t an exception as they get to sell lots of school stuff ranging from pens, pencils and notebooks to rucksacks, school boxes, and even school uniforms.
But this supermarket has it all wrong! Unless it’s a school for trained assassins, then it all makes perfect sense and we have no questions at all. Well, a cooking school could probably use some of these, too.
Somewhere in the Parallel Universe
Does this supermarket know something we don’t? Are we actually living in a world with not 7, but 9 days in a week? It seems like something that could easily happen in the Marvel Universe, it almost feels like we’re living in some kind of parallel world.
Well, sometimes it does seem like there are 9 days in a week – very long days that seem to stretch forever. If that’s the case, this supermarket is totally right.
But if our week did have 9 days, we’d like those 2 extra days to be days off, for sure! Isn’t that a cool idea? Finally, enough days to go on a short trip and sleep away all the fatigue that’s been building up during the workweek.
Wow, someone must really hate people if they’re making a whole sign that lights up during the night like that. And not only that, but the shop owner probably also wants no customers to ever go inside and buy something.
We can relate to disliking humanity a bit (or a lot), but when it comes to business all differences should be put aside. You either treat everyone equally or you’ll lose money and, eventually, your job.
Either way, it’s one of the most hilarious signs we’ve seen lately. We would love to go shopping at Morons just so we could tell our friends about it and have a good laugh together!
We Don’t Even Want To Know
When it comes to Walmartians (the weird and wonderful people of Walmart) everything is possible. You just never know what to expect once you come into this supermarket!
You may be just stopping by to do some grocery shopping or pick up a few cans of soda, but you end up staying there for hours, lost in the timeless realm of Walmart. Its inhabitants are so fascinating that time flies by very quickly and before you know it a few hours have already passed.
This photo proves, once again, just how many weird people come to Walmart. We don’t even want to know why this kid is dangling behind his parent like that. We just hope it’s for fun!
Time to Dress Up
if you aren't sure what to put on when going out shopping, then you should just pick the tightest dress from you wardrobe and head out like that. Kidding!
Although, it does seem that some women treat shopping like some kind of special event that requires wearing a figure-hugging dress and high heels. Does this attire make them feel more confident? We truly don't know.
But what we do know is that you won't be able to walk around for long in high heels like that, especially with a heavy shopping cart loaded with things. So maybe this woman just went shopping to take some photos?