Aussie supermarket shoppers roasted by British expat over 'feral' habits

How many of these "monstrous" supermarket behaviours are you guilty of?

A British expat has called out what she describes as "feral" shopping behaviours exhibited by Aussies at popular supermarkets like Woolworths, Coles and Aldi.

The UK woman, who goes by the TikTok handle @thejordanagrace, took to the platform to shed light on various "monstrous" practices that have caught her attention while in Australia.

These acts include going barefoot, wearing pyjamas, engaging in public displays of affection, "sampling" food without making a purchase, and carelessly returning items to the wrong shelves.

Stills from TikTok video in which British expat lists feral Aussie supermarket shopper behaviours
The British expat has called out Aussies for "feral" supermarket habits such as shopping barefoot. Source: TikTok/@thejordanagrace


In her video, the TikToker confesses to committing some of these supermarket acts herself. "The most feral things Aussies do in supermarkets. How many are you guilty of? I got four out of six," she begins.

While she found shopping barefoot to be "gross", she admitted to occasionally doing it, attributing the behaviour to her laid-back coastal lifestyle, where shoes tend to become an afterthought.

As for sporting pyjamas during grocery trips, she branded this behaviour "uncivilised", but again admitted her own PJ-wearing transgressions, which were driven by the desire for snacks at odd hours of the day.


Expressing her thoughts on sampling food, especially grapes, she deemed this act a form of stealing due to weight-based pricing. Nevertheless, she acknowledged the practice is widespread. "I don't think it's OK to eat grapes before buying," she said, "it's like thievery, but I know many Aussies who do it."

Stills from TikTok video in which British expat lists feral Aussie supermarket shopper behaviours
While calling out a number of "monstrous" acts, the expat admits to being guilty to committing many of them. Source: TikTok/@thejordanagrace

The expat went on to mention the common practice of reaching into the back of shelves to find items with the longest shelf life. "I've done it. I'll do it again," she says. "Do you know how much food costs? Yeah, I want it to last for a long time."

Next, Jordana urged fellow shoppers to refrain from engaging in amorous activities in supermarkets. "Don't be kissing and canoodling in the cereal aisle," she said. "I'm just trying to get past you to get my Weet-Bix, don't make my day harder."

Lastly, she criticised the habit of returning items to the wrong shelves, labelling it as "monstrous" before again claiming guilt herself. "Let's all be monsters together in our PJs," she joked.

The video elicited strong reactions from viewers, with several agreeing that haphazardly replacing items on shelves and shopping barefoot are "feral" acts. However, others defended the peculiar habits as uniquely Australian, asserting, "Honestly, it's just an Aussie thing. I don't see a problem with any of them."

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