tbhouston: I wonder how many speed limit breakers we have in this thread championing the 20 item rule ...
Esroc: Excessive, but still. Fark those people. The other day I tried to buy a single tube of toothpase and the lady at the 20 items or less isle had a cart full, a check book, AND broke up the items into three groups with three separate checks for some damn reason.Sometimes I wish I could get into the heads of these people and try to understand their thought process.
LittleSmitty: At my local Walmart, the express lane is almost always worked by the most ancient person in the store. Express lane my ass. The woman is so slow you can go through the regular checkout behind an elderly cat lady with 100 cans of cat food and a checkbook she doesn't bother to drag out until every can is wrung up, and still get out before the guy buying a pack of Camels in the express lane./hooray run on sentences
cryinoutloud: Esroc: Excessive, but still. Fark those people. The other day I tried to buy a single tube of toothpase and the lady at the 20 items or less isle had a cart full, a check book, AND broke up the items into three groups with three separate checks for some damn reason.Sometimes I wish I could get into the heads of these people and try to understand their thought process.When stuff like this happens to me, I stand there and read every gossip rag in sight, then space out and smile at the offender until they get uncomfortable, since they know I should be seething. By the time they finally check out, they're so rattled they forget their checkbook.Of course, I'm usually blazed when I do this. It's the only way I can deal with going out in public.LittleSmitty: At my local Walmart, the express lane is almost always worked by the most ancient person in the store. Express lane my ass. The woman is so slow you can go through the regular checkout behind an elderly cat lady with 100 cans of cat food and a checkbook she doesn't bother to drag out until every can is wrung up, and still get out before the guy buying a pack of Camels in the express lane./hooray run on sentencesThere's a gal at our Wal-Mart who is disabled somehow, and she is very, very slow. You can just see everyone in line standing there, then watching her, then getting more and more peeved. They only put her on the express lane, but she is just very slow. Has trouble with her hands, talking, putting things in the bags. I know it's her and I go to her line deliberately, just because. Because if that gal gets fired from Wal-Mart, she'll never get a job again. I can't even get a job in this town.
ZeroCorpse: I think being in the "X items or fewer" lane with more than "X" number of items should be a misdemeanor crime. We should be able to call the cops on assholes who do this. Seriously-- F♥ck you, you ignorant, rude, f♥cktards who do this. I'm standing there juggling a gallon of milk and a case of Coke, with things to do, and you're casually unloading 40 items and scanning them as ineptly as possible?! BITE ME.For that matter, it should be a crime for anyone who can't operate their DVD player to attempt to operate a U-Scan checkout. Seriously, if you can't figure it out, then STEP ASIDE, DUMB-ASS.Of course, it would help if Walmart had U-Scans that actually worked properly and didn't freak out when a breeze blows across the scales, causing it to seize up and whine "Unexpected item in bagging area" when you didn't put anything in the goddamned bagging area.
x23: MythDragon: MythDragon's rules for the express lane.You are allowed to go 20% over the limit without incruing any face punches.For example if the limit is 10 items you may have 12.If it's 20, you may have 14.that seems like a pretty stupid rule. i'll stick with the full 20. thanks.
MycroftHolmes: Causation or correlation?
cryinoutloud: Oh now I see you're from Texas. That explains it.
MythDragon: MythDragon's rules for the express lane.
lingua: I would be OK with surcharges for excess items. Specifically, surcharges that grow exponentially.Say it's a 15-item lane -- the 16th item might ring up for an extra dime. The 17th for an extra 20 cents. The 18th for 40. And so on and so on.Then a slight miscalculation about how many items you have or an impulsive Kit Kat that puts you over 15 gets punished, but not severely. However, showing up in the express lane with a full cart will let them remodel the store.
LemSkroob: zepillin: Are they not the same by tally?You count the number of scans that have to be made.The beer is one scan. The cans are individual scans. What is important is the time it takes to ring someone up.
Radioactive Ass: [old men voices]OM#1: Hey. That's 21 items! the sign says 20 or less!OM#2: There's 2 cans of creamed corn in there. That counts as 1 item because they are 2 for 1 today.OM#1: No it doesn't! It says 20 ITEMS! 2 cans are 2 ITEMS!OM#2: STFU and go fark your wifes dusty vagoo before it withers away![/old men voices]
mrEdude: i remember counting some lady's items out loud once....she got pissed off and told me to stop.Haha. Good times.
starlost: my peev is when a family owned little store has the cashier also answering the phone. the phone rings and the cashier pays more attention to the caller asking about a item then they do to the customer that is in the store with money in hand and their items ready to be checked out. put the damn caller on hold immediately and wait on us who are already in the store. come to think of it the chain stores for auto parts can be the worse for having the phone always ringing and the part's guys walking away to look for something for the caller instead of finishing waiting on us.
Taxee: Solution: Rig up the brightest light possible to shine directly down on the person when the first item over the limit is scanned. It would be just like 2 people in an elevator and one farts silently. Everybody would know who did it.
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