Bathia_Mapes: [www.ketchupface.com image 850x620]They have these kid carts at Fred Meyer. They're cute, but they also tend to block aisles more than a standard shopping cart.
miss diminutive: [i.imgur.com image 350x263]
SurfaceTension: OK...self checkout question. When there are mutliple stations and/or aisles are all in use, how do you line up? Do you target a specific station or aisle, or do you stand back and wait for the next one to open up? I've seen people do both, though I tend to be one to stand back for the next available.
zerkalo: As with everything, the zombies who multitask on their phones while attempting shopping deserve to have their shins barked
HST's Dead Carcass: miss diminutive: [i.imgur.com image 350x263]Ketchup is always the correct answer, don't even act like Catsup is a thing./grocery cart full of items in self check out lane.
Erebus1954: Clerk: 'Would you like to use our self check out?'Me: 'No, I didn't come here to work.'
chevydeuce: Self checkout is fine for one or two items, maybe up to half a dozen....but people who run a weeks worth (or more) of shopping through them at one time need to be kicked squarely in the fun zone..../alcohol too, don't try to buy alcohol at the self checkout, is it really that difficult to understand that?
To The Escape Zeppelin!: SurfaceTension: OK...self checkout question. When there are mutliple stations and/or aisles are all in use, how do you line up? Do you target a specific station or aisle, or do you stand back and wait for the next one to open up? I've seen people do both, though I tend to be one to stand back for the next available.There is one line and the person at the front of the line moves to whatever machine is available. It's mathematically the quickest system since one slow person won't hold up the people behind them. That's the reason stores like Barnes & Noble have one line for multiple registers.
Pocket Ninja: The Day I Killed Everyoneby P. Ninja*scans can of dog food**drops can in bag*UNKNOWN ITEM IN BAGGING AREAWhat? It's a can of food. I just scanned it.*removes can from bag*DO YOU WANT TO BAG YOUR ITEM?Yes, I want to bag my item but you told me it was unknown.*drops can in bag*UNKNOWN ITEM IN BAGGING AREAOh, Jesus farking christ.*turns to look at gum-chewing girl standing at main register.**gum chewing girl blows a bubble**gum chewing girl presses a key**drops can in bag**scans beer*AGE VERIFICATION ITEM. PLEASE SHOW ID TO ATTENDANTOh, for fark...*turns glare at gum-chewing girl, who is talking to another cashier**waits**clears throat**gum chewing girl looks, blows bubble, cocks head sideways**gum chewing girl presses key**sets beer in bag, glares at screen apprehensively**sets apple on scale*PLEASE ENTER CODE OR SELECT ITEM FROM LISTOh, no code. Of course not. So..A for apple, I guess...*presses key*What? No apple? What the hell? OK, F for fruit?*presses key*What? Where the hell are apples?*turns to gum-chewing girl*Where are apples?*gum chewing girl rolls her eyes, whispers something to friend**gum chewing girl walks to my register, presses G key**gum chewing girl pressed Golden Delicious Apple**gum chewing girl walks back to her stand*Why is it filed under 'Golden Delicious'? It's an apple first, golden delicious second. What sense does that make?*gum chewing girl shrugs, blows bubble*OK, whatever.*drops apple in bag*UNKNOWN ITEM IN BAGGING AREAOh for christ's sake, goddamnit you farking thing.*takes out apple, drops it on floor, swipes bacon across scanner*DO YOU WANT TO BAG YOUR ITEMNo.*swipes bacon*DO YOU WANT TO BAG YOUR ITEMNO GODDAMNIT.*smashes no button with finger, swipes bacon*DO YOU WANT TO BAG YOUR ITEMI SAID NO GODDAMN YOU FARKING THING TO HELL*hurls bacon at screen, turns to glare at girl**girl shrugs, presses button*PLEASE SCAN YOUR ITEM*takes deep breath**picks up box of spaghetti**scans spag ...
texdent: Erebus1954: Clerk: 'Would you like to use our self check out?'Me: 'No, I didn't come here to work.'I work at a grocery store, and I hate people like you. If you only have a few items, go to the self check out or even express lane.
Pocket Ninja: UNKNOWN ITEM IN BAGGING AREA
BadReligion: chevydeuce: Self checkout is fine for one or two items, maybe up to half a dozen....but people who run a weeks worth (or more) of shopping through them at one time need to be kicked squarely in the fun zone..../alcohol too, don't try to buy alcohol at the self checkout, is it really that difficult to understand that?I think 10-15 items is fine, and alcohol is simple in the self checkout, the person watching the self checkouts will approve you quicklyonce they see your ID.
theorellior: Pocket Ninja: UNKNOWN ITEM IN BAGGING AREAThe funny thing about those self-serve scanners is that a bunch of grocery stores are removing them now in my area. I guess they didn't see the kinds of efficiency gains they were sold on when they purchased them.
Mr. Coffee Nerves: If you leave your cart in a parking space instead of returning it to the cart corral then clearly your mother was so busy at the homeless shelter trading access to her orifices in exchange for opiates and her brain so addled by a Bhopal soup of sexually transmitted diseases when you were a child that you were raised by the mountain of cat feces that was your bed, school and only friend.You should fashion a vest out of road flares and run screaming toward the national monument most convenient to the crack house you currently use as a base of operations to orally service diseased hoboes.Oh, and hambeasts? Those electric carts are for the frail 90-year-old widow struggling to maintain her balance as she defiantly maintains her independence, not as a delivery vector for your personal daily Festival of Off-Brand Oreos.
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