These 10 GIFS describe the reactions every commissary shopper has had at least once


By J.G. Noll

Shopping at the commissary is a rite of passage for every military spouse. Love it or hate it, we’ve all found ourselves navigating its aisles, learning the rules and regulations, and trying to figure out what to tip the bagger.

1. When you see how full the parking lot is. . . but you go into the store anyway

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2. When you just need milk and you’re racing the commissary’s high-volume time

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3. When you shop at a new commissary and the layout is different

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4. When you see a parent with a child in full melt-down mode. . . and you’re a parent yourself

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5. When your kids are the ones having a melt-down. . . and you have to finish grocery shopping

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6. When you see the check-out line on payday

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7. When you’re stuck behind someone who has no fewer than 80,000 coupons, needs ten price checks, and then pays with a check. . . and all you have is paper towels and a candy bar

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8. When you realize you have no cash for a bagger tip. . . and it’s too late

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9. After you’ve made it out of the commissary on the weekend

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10. When you missed the one thing you went shopping for

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