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Oldhippy

Veteran
WTF! A first world problem of the highest order!
 

glasgowcyclist

Charming but somewhat feckless
Location
Scotland
It amuses me to see shoppers frantically bundle their goods into bags in an effort to keep up with the Aldi/Lidl cashier.

Why do they bother?

I let the cashier scan as fast as he likes but my packing is methodical and careful. The goods will stay on the counter until I've packed them the way I want and without damage. He can't process the next customer until I'm done anyway and I won't be pressured into chucking stuff in as if it's a race.
 

tyred

Legendary Member
Location
Ireland
It amuses me to see shoppers frantically bundle their goods into bags in an effort to keep up with the Aldi/Lidl cashier.

Why do they bother?

I let the cashier scan as fast as he likes but my packing is methodical and careful. The goods will stay on the counter until I've packed them the way I want and without damage. He can't process the next customer until I'm done anyway and I won't be pressured into chucking stuff in as if it's a race.
Quite right. Everyone is in too much of a hurry.
 

mudsticks

Obviously an Aubergine
It amuses me to see shoppers frantically bundle their goods into bags in an effort to keep up with the Aldi/Lidl cashier.

Why do they bother?

I let the cashier scan as fast as he likes but my packing is methodical and careful. The goods will stay on the counter until I've packed them the way I want and without damage. He can't process the next customer until I'm done anyway and I won't be pressured into chucking stuff in as if it's a race.
This is me too.

Its a bit like if you're being tailgated, whilst driving


The safest option is to slow down, so any possible impact is at a lower speed.

And I don't suppose the staff get paid any more for being faster, it's probs just a game they play between themselves to relieve the tedium..

So I'll join in.. You fling my shopping faster??

I'll pack it slooower..

Having said all that I have to confess to being more of a Waitrose gal myself on the whole..
 
It amuses me to see shoppers frantically bundle their goods into bags in an effort to keep up with the Aldi/Lidl cashier.

Why do they bother?

I let the cashier scan as fast as he likes but my packing is methodical and careful. The goods will stay on the counter until I've packed them the way I want and without damage. He can't process the next customer until I'm done anyway and I won't be pressured into chucking stuff in as if it's a race.
My wife does that too.

I disagree though: this is one reason Aldi is cheaper, so I accept it as part of the deal: all my slowness does is put more pressure on an underpaid cashier.

I organise items on the belt so that I can put them in the trolley quickly without risking damage.
 
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winjim

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This is me too.

Its a bit like if you're being tailgated, whilst driving


The safest option is to slow down, so any possible impact is at a lower speed.

And I don't suppose the staff get paid any more for being faster, it's probs just a game they play between themselves to relieve the tedium..

So I'll join in.. You fling my shopping faster??

I'll pack it slooower..

Having said all that I have to confess to being more of a Waitrose gal myself on the whole..
If the cashiers are fast you can run the shop with fewer staff and keep the prices low. So get it scanned, chuck it in the trolley and pack it at your leisure at the designated packing area. That's how it works and to deliberately slow the process down is disrespectful to other customers.

Other supermarkets fine, take your time. Personally I have the children scan, and pack the stuff myself as I'm going round. It gives the kids something to do and keeps human interaction to the bare minimum which is how I like it.
 
All anyone needs to do is put the items promptly back in the trolley as they are scanned at the checkout. I am old and slow and have no problems doing that at a speed which keeps up with the fastest checkout op in Aldi.
It's the supermarkets where there are no facilities for packing your bags other than at the checkout, which irritate me. I need to pack carefully as I don't have a car and so carry my shopping a considerable distance to the bus station. I can do this without feeling that I'm delaying anyone in both Aldi and Lidl, where there's a bench a short way from the checkouts and at just the right height for unloading the trolley and filling your bags.
 

Accy cyclist

Legendary Member
Ok, it's time for a rant about Aldi. The other night not only did i have the super fast checkout to endure, but also the twonk behind me in the queue decided to stand behind me as i was about to pay! Yes that's right, he actually bloody well stood behind me as if to say "Come on get a move on"! I know it's an old cliche, but if had been 20/15 years younger:rolleyes: i'd have said something to him like "Why don't you sit on my f..k..g shoulder and have done with it"!! I can't do that now, so instead i did the senile old dodderer act and said "oh dear i can't find my bank card", so i paid the £7 odd in 50 pences,20 pences,10 pences, 2 pences....:whistle: I could sense the steam coming out of Mr Impatient's ears! :laugh:
 
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