Note: Please bear in mind that whilst this topic does canvass opinions, it is not a fight club. You may disagree with other posters but we do ask you please to stick to our Talk Guidelines and to be civil. We don't allow personal attacks or troll-hunting. Do please report any. Thanks, MNHQ.

to get annoyed with people who are not ready when it's their turn?

(176 Posts)
HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 19:29:04

I stood behind a woman in the queue in H&M today for 20 minutes. When she got to the counter she wanted to exchange something. The lady serving asked for her receipt. Cue 10 minutes of searching all her carrier bags, her handbag, her pockets, her purse, through 100 other receipts that were in her purse, the floor before she finally located it. The queue got longer and longer and longer.

I also find this at the airport when people wait until it's their turn to put their stuff in the little tray thing to take off their belt/shoes, take out their laptop/liquds. Why not do it while you're waiting, so you can just put it in when you get there?

AIBU to think that you should have your receipt/card/cash/shoes/liquids or whatever to hand if you've been waiting to be served for 20 minutes?

BupcakesAndCunting Sat 06-Oct-12 20:12:40

People who cannot abide by the Lidl/Aldi self-pack rule in a timely fashion need to be BANNED from these shops.

MaryZed Sat 06-Oct-12 20:15:39

BigFat, the specific woman I'm complaining about goes there a lot. And still doesn't seem to get the hang of it.

Sakura, people with prams, children and random shite can be excused at airport security (though it would be polite to stand to one side while you unload it all). Businessmen who seem to forget they need to put their wallet AND keys AND change AND laptop AND cardholder AND random shite in the tray aren't excused [mutter].

lokabrenna Sat 06-Oct-12 20:17:11

I'm gonna go against the grain and say that people should just slow down, take a breath and let other people live how they want. So what if they take a few extra minutes at the till?

I think this one of society's problems these days is we don't take five mins to just slow down and stop rushing around everywhere.

I think I may be one of those annoying people at the checkout, I even let my toddler bleep the items at the self checkout, and chat to the lady on the tills.

TiggyD Sat 06-Oct-12 20:17:23

I was walking round a supermarket full of old people the other day. I felt like had magical powers and could move at super-speed round people. I was shopping at 3 times the speed of everybody else. It felt weird but really cool.

bitbizzare Sat 06-Oct-12 20:18:26

YABU. Not everyone can get everything sorted in advance, I have dyspraxia and am usually struggling to hold onto my handbag, basket/trolley, whilst remembering to move forward and not simply stand dreaming, keep a suitable amount of space between me and the person in front/behind.. things like that. That and I struggle to engage various voluntary functions simultaneously - so I struggle to use hands, feet, thinking etc at once..

Far easier to put the shopping down first at the till and I can then sort out money etc. Reduces the risk of me dropping my purse or shopping etc or worse, getting completely distracted and forgetting to walk to the till when it's my turn haha!

Have in the past tried to keep my purse in my pocket but have lost many a purse that way - was told when a teenager that the best method was to take my time at the till and not to feel panicked by people getting angry/frustrated at me grin

I'm sure people would rather wait an extra 5 mins anyway as opposed to me spilling shopping (or whatever) everywhere or throwing my money all over the floor - both of which have happened before..

VeritableSmorgasbord Sat 06-Oct-12 20:19:15

TiggyD that sounds about right! I nipped in front of a double-old-lady-and-trolley-combo to get my single cream (I would have been there for days otherwise) and did feel rather smug (I am going to hell, I know). However, they did not appreciate my superpowers and merely tutted.

McHappyPants2012 Sat 06-Oct-12 20:19:18

Also on the bus stop, wait 10 minutes for a bus then scramble around for change.

Ok Go, I'll wait behind you but I'll be VERY SAD if then, when you get through the check, you don't take your stuff to over to a seating area to put your shoes on. I get quite exercised when people do this at the converyor belt.

I've only ever bought one thing at Aldi - gin - so haven't encountered the rule. Why is it tougher than other supermarkets on no-scouts-to-pack days?

Seriouslysleepdeprived Sat 06-Oct-12 20:24:06

YANBU this drives me potty. It's the same on the buses...people fannying around, holding the whole bus up while they look for their pass. You could see it coming ffs.

Seriouslysleepdeprived Sat 06-Oct-12 20:24:52

Xpost mcHappy

hugoagogo Sat 06-Oct-12 20:25:24

These people do annoy me; I have a very low tolerance for slow walkers in front of me ( dd pats my hand and tells me to calm down. blush), couples with a trolley each walking next to each other around sainsburys and so on. angry

BUT Some people's only human contact in a day is the little chat with the person on the checkout and they don't want to hurry up and get out. sad

So I try and remember- not easy when they are making you late though.

NellyBluth Sat 06-Oct-12 20:25:42

Some woman did this in front of me in Sainsbury's the other day, after separating her shopping in to two separate shops so she had to go through the whole pallaver twice - and then she couldn't remember her bloody pin number!

But the worst part was that she turned to the three of us in the queue behind her, rolled her eyes, turned back to the woman behind the till, and snottily said - "Can't they go to another till?"

shock

LilyCocoplatt Sat 06-Oct-12 20:28:18

YANBU, I got stuck behind someone who seemed to have a million coupons at the supermarket recently, fair enough maybe they are skint and need the money off, but the thing was half the coupons were for different versions of things they had picked up, e.g money off radox shower gel when they had picked up imperial leather, she just couldn't seem to get the fact that she had to buy the thing named on the coupon to get the money off and I was losing the will to live, along with the cashier I suspect.

cantspel Sat 06-Oct-12 20:30:11

The people who piss me off are not the old as they can be excused being slow but the yummy mummies who let their toddlers unpack their shopping very slowly from the trolley whilst keeping up a running commentary of each item.

"Yes Tristram place the sun-dried tomatoes there and now pass me the muesli"

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 20:32:32

Sakura why is it easier to get your stuff ready whilst standing still at the conveyor than it would be to get your stuff ready standing still in the queue? Standing still is standing still surely? If you can't do it in the queue, you should move to one side whilst you sort it, not block everyone else. It's just good manners.

'we don't take five mins to just slow down and stop rushing around everywhere'

loka you will see from my OP it was 20 minutes waiting time and then 10 minutes to find the bloody receipt, if it had been 5 minutes I wouldn't have minded!

OK, three types of queue. 10 items or fewer, fannying about/want a chat/annoying load parent, the rest of us. How will that work?

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 20:35:48

MrsTerryPratchett that sounds like an excellent plan grin

YouMayLogOut Sat 06-Oct-12 20:39:05

YABU. Just chill, spend some extra time chatting to the person behind you, and have a nice day grin

peppersaunt Sat 06-Oct-12 20:51:41

No I will not have a nIce day! Do not appreciate the pfaffing around when I have lots of other things to do! Get your card our while you're queuing at the ATM! Get your money out while you're queuing in the (dare I say it) Waitrose! The end.

Tryingtothinkofnewsnazzyname Sat 06-Oct-12 20:52:46

YANBU. Worst though are people who stand around obliviously blocking an aisle / access to the shelves with the product you're after and then look affronted when you say 'Excuse me'.

BupcakesAndCunting Sat 06-Oct-12 20:55:02

Yesterday, in Sainsbury's, a couple were scanning the contents of a TROLLEY through the self-checkout.

I almost shat my spleen out.

YouMayLogOut Sat 06-Oct-12 20:57:13

People are so impatient these days.

Figgygal Sat 06-Oct-12 20:57:39

Cashpoints!!

How do some people take so long just to take some bleedin cash out not to mention the bastards who do a 2 card visit!!

Drives me spare!!

diddl Germany Sat 06-Oct-12 21:00:41

Perhaps the poor woman thought she knew where her receipt was, though.

I sometimes put it in an easy to find place-then for some reason that´s not the first place I look.

And the tutting from behind just makes you faff even more.

As for the airport-you´re going to get on the plane in time!!

CheerMum Sat 06-Oct-12 21:05:23

Hmmm normally I would be on the side of "FFS just get ON with it" but today I was in tesco and had nicely put all my stuff onto the belt and then left a nice three inch gap between my shopping and the Next Person Stand Uppy Thing.

Some Tosspot ( ugly fucker) came in, picked up the standyuppything and moved it to right alongside my shopping. I stared at him in disbelief and the fucking cunt smirked at me....SMIRKED!!!!!

( I should point out I am changing medications at the moment so am a tiny bit high-strung)

I couldn't really say anything to him as (a) how would I sensibly explain my anger, and (b) I may well have screamed or cried.....so.......

How slow do you think it is possible to pack 19 items? Turns out you can stretch it out A LOT. I even made the lovely checkout girl explain the vouchers for cheaper cutlery offer. I even paused and counted to two in between each number of my PIN.

Luckily, Dh ( who was driving due to my med change) didn't say a word (would normally expect eye rolling and to be told I ABU) and simply glared at the ugly cunt for upsetting me. Chortle chortle

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now