If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Metro)   Did the supermarket cashier hurt your feelings over a misunderstanding? When the Sun isn't there, we have the Metro   (metro.co.uk) divider line 44
    More: Dumbass, Metro  
•       •       •

7479 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 May 2014 at 9:17 AM (13 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



44 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-05-18 09:21:54 AM
This story looks faker than batboy.
 
2014-05-18 09:22:04 AM
Is Metro a British version of The Onion?
 
2014-05-18 09:22:08 AM
It was too much meat.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-18 09:25:45 AM
They was gobsmacked I tells ya!
 
2014-05-18 09:31:19 AM

born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.


Nah, I think it's real. Plenty of people out there who would run to a newspaper crying over something stupid like this.
 
2014-05-18 09:32:56 AM

strangeluck: born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.

Nah, I think it's real. Plenty of people out there who would run to a newspaper crying over something stupid like this.


It's just inconceivable to me that a store would have a policy, or a clerk would give two shiats, regarding how much meat someone bought.
 
2014-05-18 09:33:49 AM
Well, it's stupid that this is news. It's also stupid it happened.

Don't farking get between me and a steak, biatch.
 
2014-05-18 09:36:38 AM

born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.


No, it could be real.  I'm probably the only one who read the article, but it said they had a sale going the day before.  They most likely had a limit of how many you could get at that price.  Then when this lady went through the next day, the pricing system or label on meat wasn't changed to normal pricing so there were problems at the register.

Still stupid someone would run to the media about it.
 
2014-05-18 09:37:35 AM
thank god for the internet, or I would never have read this asinine story. logging off now to find a bullet.
 
2014-05-18 09:37:49 AM

born_yesterday: strangeluck: born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.

Nah, I think it's real. Plenty of people out there who would run to a newspaper crying over something stupid like this.

It's just inconceivable to me that a store would have a policy, or a clerk would give two shiats, regarding how much meat someone bought.


TFA said it had been on sale the day before. Grocery stores here (nc) often have limits when higher end cuts are on sale. Sounds like the clerk didn't realize the sale ended, and the woman was probably a raging biatch, since she's talking to the press about it.
 
2014-05-18 09:39:36 AM
I usually get stuck behind one of these in the checkout. The goddamn cheapskate just has to argue with the clerk over goddamn coupons..

Either it;s because (1) Coupon is expired (2) Coupon is for the 5 1/2 oz package, and the person is buying a 8 oz version. (3) Coupon is not in effect until the next day.

This inevitably winds up with the manager being paged, and, of course, he's out back having a cigarette and cannot hear the page.

So, here I am stuck behind this individual with my groceries on the conveyor belt and my frozen food and ice cream thawing out while they try to track down the manager.

Finally manager shows up and just authorizes the coupon anyway, to avoid a scene...

.
 
2014-05-18 09:44:34 AM
THIS IS THE BENGHAZI OF.... meat?
 
2014-05-18 09:49:40 AM
I've got some extra meat for her.
 
2014-05-18 09:52:15 AM

Tchernobog: born_yesterday: strangeluck: born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.

Nah, I think it's real. Plenty of people out there who would run to a newspaper crying over something stupid like this.

It's just inconceivable to me that a store would have a policy, or a clerk would give two shiats, regarding how much meat someone bought.

TFA said it had been on sale the day before. Grocery stores here (nc) often have limits when higher end cuts are on sale. Sounds like the clerk didn't realize the sale ended, and the woman was probably a raging biatch, since she's talking to the press about it.


Yep, stores here (pgh) have limits when any meat, or fast-moving item like Pepsi or Coke is discounted more than usual.

All you really have to do to get more is go again the next day. People will be doing this for the coming Memorial Day sales, for their cook-outs/parties.

AWing woman in this story.
 
2014-05-18 09:55:46 AM
The bloody Jackanory is true... me mom's China Plate was there and Bear's Paw the chuffin' whole fin'
 
2014-05-18 10:00:53 AM
If you don't eat your meat, how can you have any pudding?
You can't have any pudding if you don't eat your meat.
 
2014-05-18 10:03:54 AM
Meat's meat and that biatch has got to eat!
 
2014-05-18 10:07:32 AM
This is a story that is impossible to care about.
 
2014-05-18 10:08:16 AM

lindalouwho: Tchernobog: born_yesterday: strangeluck: born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.

Nah, I think it's real. Plenty of people out there who would run to a newspaper crying over something stupid like this.

It's just inconceivable to me that a store would have a policy, or a clerk would give two shiats, regarding how much meat someone bought.

TFA said it had been on sale the day before. Grocery stores here (nc) often have limits when higher end cuts are on sale. Sounds like the clerk didn't realize the sale ended, and the woman was probably a raging biatch, since she's talking to the press about it.

Yep, stores here (pgh) have limits when any meat, or fast-moving item like Pepsi or Coke is discounted more than usual.

All you really have to do to get more is go again the next day. People will be doing this for the coming Memorial Day sales, for their cook-outs/parties.

AWing woman in this story.


Nope, sorry; not buying it (ha!).  I would rather live under the delusion that this story is fake than have to deal with the fact that this story is real, and someone honestly expected me to give a flying fark.
 
2014-05-18 10:16:42 AM
Sometimes when things are on sale, quantities are limited to keep ass-hats like you from cleaning out the place. Should they make an exception just for you? If they make that exception for everyone, it defeats the purpose.
 
2014-05-18 10:17:13 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: I usually get stuck behind one of these in the checkout. The goddamn cheapskate just has to argue with the clerk over goddamn coupons..

Either it;s because (1) Coupon is expired (2) Coupon is for the 5 1/2 oz package, and the person is buying a 8 oz version. (3) Coupon is not in effect until the next day.

This inevitably winds up with the manager being paged, and, of course, he's out back having a cigarette and cannot hear the page.

So, here I am stuck behind this individual with my groceries on the conveyor belt and my frozen food and ice cream thawing out while they try to track down the manager.

Finally manager shows up and just authorizes the coupon anyway, to avoid a scene...

.


If the computerized scanner won't take the coupon, the coupon won't go through.  The checker doesn't have the authority to override.  The manager does.  those barcodes on the coupons and on the packages mean something.
 
2014-05-18 10:17:26 AM

born_yesterday: lindalouwho: Tchernobog: born_yesterday: strangeluck: born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.

Nah, I think it's real. Plenty of people out there who would run to a newspaper crying over something stupid like this.

It's just inconceivable to me that a store would have a policy, or a clerk would give two shiats, regarding how much meat someone bought.

TFA said it had been on sale the day before. Grocery stores here (nc) often have limits when higher end cuts are on sale. Sounds like the clerk didn't realize the sale ended, and the woman was probably a raging biatch, since she's talking to the press about it.

Yep, stores here (pgh) have limits when any meat, or fast-moving item like Pepsi or Coke is discounted more than usual.

All you really have to do to get more is go again the next day. People will be doing this for the coming Memorial Day sales, for their cook-outs/parties.

AWing woman in this story.

Nope, sorry; not buying it (ha!).  I would rather live under the delusion that this story is fake than have to deal with the fact that this story is real, and someone honestly expected me to give a flying fark.


So you weren't born yesterday? ;-)
 
2014-05-18 10:21:38 AM

Minimum: They was gobsmacked I tells ya!


This word should be used more often.
 
2014-05-18 10:29:04 AM
I recently read a letter agreeing with a previous letters about the problem with drifters.
That confused me for a moment as the area is not known for (homeless) people transitioning or residing in it.

Turns out they were complaining about people switching lanes without signaling and or on the mobile.


/ok. To be fair, the people on the mobile can't be helping
 
2014-05-18 10:29:13 AM

born_yesterday: strangeluck: born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.

Nah, I think it's real. Plenty of people out there who would run to a newspaper crying over something stupid like this.

It's just inconceivable to me that a store would have a policy, or a clerk would give two shiats, regarding how much meat someone bought.


Try reading the article?

Its completely normal to limit the number of items a person can buy, on stuff that's on sale. Otherwise some dude would come in and buy it all in bulk.
 
2014-05-18 10:31:14 AM
Random CSB:

Went to Target to get 3 things and there were only two registers open, both long lines. I chose one of them. Surprise! This line had a lady that was buying the whole store's worth of deodorant and other things and OF course she corrected the guy ringing her up on the price of things.

Yes she had a bunch coupons for EVERYTHING.

Oh and of course she had to split up her order for some reason.

/end rant
 
2014-05-18 10:32:54 AM

abhorrent1: Sometimes when things are on sale, quantities are limited to keep ass-hats like you from cleaning out the place. Should they make an exception just for you? If they make that exception for everyone, it defeats the purpose.


Around here, only the sale price is limited to a certain number of items. You can buy as many as you want at the regular price. I don't think I've ever seen limited quantity, except during local emergencies, although I'm not a hoarder so may I just never noticed.
 
2014-05-18 10:53:26 AM

big pig peaches: abhorrent1: Sometimes when things are on sale, quantities are limited to keep ass-hats like you from cleaning out the place. Should they make an exception just for you? If they make that exception for everyone, it defeats the purpose.

Around here, only the sale price is limited to a certain number of items. You can buy as many as you want at the regular price. I don't think I've ever seen limited quantity, except during local emergencies, although I'm not a hoarder so may I just never noticed.


When I get stuff on sale I'll get just one, maybe two depending on what it is, like a BOGO. But I hear grocery stores advertise sales on the radio all the time and they almost always say x-number per customer.
 
2014-05-18 10:53:41 AM

cig-mkr: If you don't eat your meat, how can you have any pudding?
You can't have any pudding if you don't eat your meat.


Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-05-18 11:08:43 AM
www.drinkalot.com
 
2014-05-18 11:11:01 AM

The DBS: Is Metro a British version of The Onion?

In the US it's a free tabloid found on commuter rail, subways, buses -- like a suburban shopper paper from a grocery store. Usual stories about how other people, with more money than you, have problems with vacations, air travel, buying stuff.
 
2014-05-18 11:14:34 AM

The DBS: Is Metro a British version of The Onion?


Metro is owned by The Daily Mail group. So, yes basically.
 
2014-05-18 11:14:50 AM
I'm not surprised that this self-absorbed jerk made a scene in the store, but I am a bit surprised that she was willing to pose for the photo and let the world know exactly what a self-absorbed jerk looks like.  Retailers, take note...
 
2014-05-18 11:26:11 AM
"I was so humiliated that I needed to call the media to share my humiliation with the entire world!"
 
2014-05-18 11:40:03 AM
ts3.mm.bing.net

History's made its mark in anger
As everybody knows it's what we do
It's nothing new

The next chords struck are fault and failure
And we both know that finger points on cue
There's blame for two
 
2014-05-18 11:44:36 AM

lindalouwho: born_yesterday: lindalouwho: Tchernobog: born_yesterday: strangeluck: born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.

Nah, I think it's real. Plenty of people out there who would run to a newspaper crying over something stupid like this.

It's just inconceivable to me that a store would have a policy, or a clerk would give two shiats, regarding how much meat someone bought.

TFA said it had been on sale the day before. Grocery stores here (nc) often have limits when higher end cuts are on sale. Sounds like the clerk didn't realize the sale ended, and the woman was probably a raging biatch, since she's talking to the press about it.

Yep, stores here (pgh) have limits when any meat, or fast-moving item like Pepsi or Coke is discounted more than usual.

All you really have to do to get more is go again the next day. People will be doing this for the coming Memorial Day sales, for their cook-outs/parties.

AWing woman in this story.

Nope, sorry; not buying it (ha!).  I would rather live under the delusion that this story is fake than have to deal with the fact that this story is real, and someone honestly expected me to give a flying fark.

So you weren't born yesterday? ;-)


Too bad, we could have made a fresh start on your personality.
 
2014-05-18 11:50:49 AM
Glad they included a picture of what steak looks like. Very helpful.
 
2014-05-18 12:04:06 PM

Rueened: lindalouwho: born_yesterday: lindalouwho: Tchernobog: born_yesterday: strangeluck: born_yesterday: This story looks faker than batboy.

Nah, I think it's real. Plenty of people out there who would run to a newspaper crying over something stupid like this.

It's just inconceivable to me that a store would have a policy, or a clerk would give two shiats, regarding how much meat someone bought.

TFA said it had been on sale the day before. Grocery stores here (nc) often have limits when higher end cuts are on sale. Sounds like the clerk didn't realize the sale ended, and the woman was probably a raging biatch, since she's talking to the press about it.

Yep, stores here (pgh) have limits when any meat, or fast-moving item like Pepsi or Coke is discounted more than usual.

All you really have to do to get more is go again the next day. People will be doing this for the coming Memorial Day sales, for their cook-outs/parties.

AWing woman in this story.

Nope, sorry; not buying it (ha!).  I would rather live under the delusion that this story is fake than have to deal with the fact that this story is real, and someone honestly expected me to give a flying fark.

So you weren't born yesterday? ;-)

Too bad, we could have made a fresh start on your personality.


born_yesterday is his/her username ;-)
 
2014-05-18 12:04:13 PM
Let the family go meatless for a day.  That's what fruit & veggies are for.

Don't tell me the sprogs are "fussy eaters"', too.  Thanks, political correctness.
 
2014-05-18 01:11:26 PM
Everyone knows she's been caught with the meat in her mouth.....
 
2014-05-18 02:08:38 PM
Retailers are allowed to put limits on doorcrasher sales to ensure that there is enough supply to go around. More at 11.

/slow news day I assume
 
2014-05-18 03:34:21 PM

Electrify: Retailers are allowed to put limits on doorcrasher sales to ensure that there is enough supply to go around. More at 11.

/slow news day I assume


Also known as loss leaders, a common ploy for stores to attract people who don't normally shop there in hopes they'll just do all the weeks shopping while there for the sale.

Most stores offer "rain checks" for future use if they run out of said item, so you'll come back.
 
2014-05-18 09:24:46 PM

Billy Liar: Everyone knows she's been caught with the meat in her mouth.....


You. Are. Old.
 
2014-05-19 03:38:57 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: I usually get stuck behind one of these in the checkout. The goddamn cheapskate just has to argue with the clerk over goddamn coupons..

Either it;s because (1) Coupon is expired (2) Coupon is for the 5 1/2 oz package, and the person is buying a 8 oz version. (3) Coupon is not in effect until the next day.

This inevitably winds up with the manager being paged, and, of course, he's out back having a cigarette and cannot hear the page.

So, here I am stuck behind this individual with my groceries on the conveyor belt and my frozen food and ice cream thawing out while they try to track down the manager.

Finally manager shows up and just authorizes the coupon anyway, to avoid a scene...

.


Supermarkets (and retail in general) POS systems have some of the absolute worst user interfaces and exception handling, with customer flows often stuck in the 70's or 80's, and the self-checkouts ten times as bad and as slow. Tesco/Fresh&Easy are about the only company I've come across to actually solve that problem, and for some reason retailers will only switch to the one-huge-queue for winter holidays. (And supermarkets usually won't even do that.) It makes you wonder what exactly it is that they invest in, and if that's why they only manage low-single-digit margins.
 
Displayed 44 of 44 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report