Supermarket annoyances

(50 Posts)
MyQuaterLifeCrisis Fri 15-Apr-16 19:00:10

This is a rant really... I hate supermarkets, for many reasons...

1) When the cashier asks 'how many bags do you need?' after buying a big £100+ shop. As if I'd know! Surely they, as a cashier, are more knowledgeable than me on this?

2) EVERY bloody time I queue up, the person in front of me either forgets something and has to go back to get it, or their pin number doesn't work.

3) People who stand in the middle of aisles, chatting away, when you are obviously trying to get past/get an item.

4) People exiting out of the entrance, and entering through the exit.

5) Childless people parking in parent and child bays.

6) Single people walking around with one of the very few baby and toddler trolleys in my local Waitrose, meaning I have to carry toddler on my hip or use a pushchair and push trolley at the same time.

7) At my local supermarket it's free parking, so everyone who is going to town parks in the Asda carpark, leaving no space for anyone, and you usually have to park 10 minutes walk away.

Yes, I could do online shopping. But I like to see bargains and whatnot, and can never decide what I want/need online!

MyQuaterLifeCrisis Fri 15-Apr-16 19:01:27

PS. Didn't mention self service machines and the 'something in the bagging area'!!!

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 15-Apr-16 19:10:32

When there is a 2-4-1 offer and only one left.

Staff asking you to enter your 'pin number'.

Wonky wheeled trolleys

Deep puddles in the car park

Bargains in the reduced shelf area. Was £10. Now £9:99. Yes, that's honest. Not sarcastic.

Hilda40 Fri 15-Apr-16 19:10:59

Hopefully your answer to Q1 is zero as you will have taken your own reusable bags as any self-aware person would have done.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Fri 15-Apr-16 19:12:31

Cashiers who wait until you've loaded your entire weeks shopping onto the conveyer belt before informing you that they don't help with packing.

Put a little sign up! Let me choose to go elsewhere. A bloody hand packing it all up again would be really helpful.

SabineUndine Fri 15-Apr-16 19:13:29

There's this thing called the internet where you can order stuff and get it delivered, these days.

TiggerPiggerPoohBumWee Fri 15-Apr-16 19:13:55

Take reusable bags, say politely excuse me if you need to get past someone, and take a valium or something, because you are way uptight about shopping.

Namechangingchameleon Fri 15-Apr-16 19:13:58

I am a cashier and always guess the number of bags smile

My list of annoyances would be even longer than that but don't want to hijack.

PurpleRibbons Fri 15-Apr-16 19:15:48

I get jittery if anyone tries to help me pack as I have a very specific way of doing it that saves time at home and stops anything from getting squashed. Therefore I hate it when well meaning youths are doing a charity bag pack.

TimeOfGlass Fri 15-Apr-16 19:18:08

How about doing a meal plan and then online shopping? That might solve a lot of your annoyances.

SweetPeaPods Fri 15-Apr-16 19:18:59

Yes to the single people or those with one child using 1 of the 2 double trolleys so I'm not sure what to do with my 2 under 2.

spanky2 Fri 15-Apr-16 19:19:01

Filling the trolley, taking it out to put on the conveyor belt, packing it, putting it back into the trolley, taking it out to put in the car, taking it out of the car into the house, taking it back out of the bags to put in the cupboard. What a waste of time.

Also on tesco, I think, self service tills 'customer CLEARLY over 25.' Thanks for that.

spanky2 Fri 15-Apr-16 19:20:15

I do online shopping with Sainsburys as their self service asks for approval!grin

WhoKnowsWhereTheT1meGoes Fri 15-Apr-16 19:20:18

Taking your own bags does solve the how many question.

Surely if you ask for help packing and they can't do it themselves they should ring for someone to help?

WhoKnowsWhereTheT1meGoes Fri 15-Apr-16 19:20:42

Mind you therd might not be anyone free in smaller branches.

MrsMainwaring Fri 15-Apr-16 19:22:16

When I load the shopping the way I want to pack it and the cashier starts to pick random items to scan
Why ?

BennyTheBall Fri 15-Apr-16 19:24:52

I am irritated by entire families, complete with grouchy baby and unruly toddler, doing the shopping en masse. Leave the children at home with one parent, surely - it's really not a fun family activity.

I also tut at parents giving their children chunks of french bread (as yet unpaid for) to eat as they go around the shop. Bad manners imo. But I know lots of MNers have protested that this is just dandy.

Puzzledandpissedoff Fri 15-Apr-16 19:56:19

I'll probably get slaughtered for this (on MN of all places!!) but for me it's anyone who gives their trolley to an under-five to push

I know it's nice for little ones to help and I'm sure they're having a splendid time, but I really, really don't enjoy having a trolley rammed into me, thanks all the same

TheSolitaryWanderer Fri 15-Apr-16 19:59:48

Stock on high shelves, with no step-up stool to reach them (I'm a shortie)
Yes, sometimes I as someone tall, and they smile at me helpfully and pass it down with a 'There you are poppet' sort of look.

misswrite89 Fri 15-Apr-16 20:00:06

BennytheBall not everyone has a parent at home to leave the children with! I'm quite sure (most) parents would not take their children to the supermarket if they didn't need to.

champagneplanet Fri 15-Apr-16 20:05:51

Bag packers that collect money for various causes, I haven't got the heart to say no thanks I don't want my bread squashed like a pancake. I'd happily make a donation for them not to pack.

Thisisnotausername Fri 15-Apr-16 20:06:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lampygirl Fri 15-Apr-16 20:06:09

Well if there are 2 parents with the 3 kids doing shopping en masse then I'm sure at least some of them could have stayed home.

I hate kids with those stupid Heelys. They have no place in supermarkets. Or in public.

I also hate it when people bump into people they know and have to trade life stories in the middle of the aisle blocking everywhere.

MamehaSan Fri 15-Apr-16 20:09:56

Checkout Flingers (as they have been christened by me and DG). They're the till operators who hurl your food from the scanner to the bagging area. I carefully selected the unbruised fruit for a reason - please be careful with my food, I've got to eat it, you know!

MamehaSan Fri 15-Apr-16 20:11:06

Who's DG? DH, ffs! blush

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