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People who spend ages at the checkout because they are so slow rearranging their bags, putting change away, putting their...

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belledechocchipcookie Tue 25-Oct-11 15:55:18

purse in their bag, zipping their bag up, faffing around really annoy me. Can't they just move to the side so someone else can get served. AIBU to be pissed off with them? (Yes, I do have PMT)

iFailedTheTuringTest Tue 25-Oct-11 15:58:57

Pisses me off no end.

I am not impatient either, it is the sheer lack of respect, when they can see you are waiting, but still faff around sorting receipts, fiddling with bags etc.
Gets on my tits at petrol stations too.

belledechocchipcookie Tue 25-Oct-11 16:01:30

Thank you. I though it was just me. I want to poke some of them with a cattle prod. People who stand really close to you in a queue also, I want to 'accidently' stumble backwards and stand on their toes. They really piss me off.

Bogeymanface Tue 25-Oct-11 16:01:33

If you have ever had your purse stolen you wouldnt be criticising, I promise you.

Yes it is annoying but there are far more important things to get wound up about.

MumblingAndBloodyRagDoll Tue 25-Oct-11 16:01:39

I'm with you when it's a young person but older people get in a muddle and forget where they've put their purse....and get cared of being I don't mind them faffing.
People who do the faffing at cashpoints annoy me too.

academyblues Tue 25-Oct-11 16:01:57

Can you not shop online if it upsets you that much?

SharrieTBGinzatome Tue 25-Oct-11 16:02:02

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mrskeithlemon Tue 25-Oct-11 16:03:03


The other day I was (just) behind a gent in the queue who was buying a birthday card and nothing else. I had 3 heavy items stacked up in my arms (only local shops not supermarket) and he faffed and faffed and was a real PITA at the till. I use the term gent loosely.....

exoticfruits Tue 25-Oct-11 16:04:48

When I get to the checkout I look to see who is likely to pack quickly and join that one. It can often be better to go for one with a lot of goods than one with a few and a person who looks as if they won't pay until all the goods are packed in a painstaking manner.

belgo Tue 25-Oct-11 16:05:33

YABU. I have had food stolen by the customer in front of me because the cashier was in such a rush to put the food through; and only yesterday I felt obliged to rush packing my food and I left something behind - it wasn't in my bag when I got home, but it was certainly on the receipt.

You could do with learning some patience.

belledechocchipcookie Tue 25-Oct-11 16:05:39

Mumling, just move to the side and let the person behind you get served quicker. It's not rocket science. Check where you've but your purse by all means, just move out of the way.

I can't always shop online for things. I can't see Boots delivering me a drink.

I've seen people grunt at the cashiers, horrible people.

Fleurdebleurgh Tue 25-Oct-11 16:06:43

Ditto people who wait for the bus to arrive and THEN root through their enormous bag to find the change.

belledechocchipcookie Tue 25-Oct-11 16:07:55

I never said I was in the supermarket. Actually it was in Boots and there was one person serving. The customer in front took 5 minutes (there's a clock) because she rearranged her bags. confused Why??

VeronicaSpeedwell Tue 25-Oct-11 16:09:07

On the other hand, some of the people who get excessively exercised about this are themselves pretty anti-social. Once the woman behind me in a queue came up to me as I put my card away and shouted "get yourself together woman!". Aside from the fact that I was behaving perfectly reasonably, it was one of those checkouts with multiple tills serving one long queue, and since she'd been behind me all along I must have been the speediest of all those ahead of her confused.

belledechocchipcookie Tue 25-Oct-11 16:10:12

They do that in the shops Fleur. I worked in Superdrug several years ago for a summer, some will dump their basket and let you scan the items/pack before even bothering to open their bags to get their purse out. I really feel for the poor sods behind who have half an hour for their lunch.

Bogeymanface Tue 25-Oct-11 16:11:06

Believe it or not, supermarkets are open for everyone to use, not just the super busy and fast customers! If a customer wants to be sure s/he has everything before moving away then s/he is at perfect liberty to and you can rant and rave all you like but it seems like a massive waste of energy to me when it is something you cant do anything about!

As Belgo said, learn some patience and chill!

Bogeymanface Tue 25-Oct-11 16:11:44

ok, subsitute "shops" for "supermarket", the point remains the same smile

belledechocchipcookie Tue 25-Oct-11 16:12:17

She was just rude Veronica. Of course you need to put your card away. Taking so long that you could actually print yourself a new card is taking it to extremes though.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 25-Oct-11 16:13:22

My mother is one of these people. Tell her she's a pain in the arse and is ruining your day next time you have the misfortune to stand behind her in a shop. She's the one with fingers disfigured and disabled by arthritis and a tremor, which you'll spot if you look closely but probably not from a few feet away.

MrsStephenFry Tue 25-Oct-11 16:13:45

The people that huff and puff behind you when you are packing, putting your purse in bag etc are the ones that piss me off. You really need the extra 30 seconds that you'll gain by climbing up someones arse to hurry them up?

Chill the fuck out!

belgo Tue 25-Oct-11 16:13:51

and what if the person in front of you has arthritis or tendinitis? I get painful tendinitis, you don't see it, but it makes manipulating things very hard. There are millions of people with arthritis, and it won't help if someone is behind them standing impatiently.

belledechocchipcookie Tue 25-Oct-11 16:14:21

People should have more consideration Bogey. Is there any need to go through all of her shopping to make sure she had everything? Even if the shopping wasn't from that shop? Was there any need for her to check her pocket for a tissue in case she wanted to blow her nose later? I think not.

belgo Tue 25-Oct-11 16:14:57

x-post ShatnersBassoon

belledechocchipcookie Tue 25-Oct-11 16:15:41

30 seconds? Try 5 minutes! She was young. I can spot someone in pain, she was just taking the piss.

Bogeymanface Tue 25-Oct-11 16:16:18

She thinks there is, yes. And as you are behind her in the queue you just have to suck it up or shop elsewhere.

"Should"s are all very well, but some people are slow and thats that. Why waste your energy getting pissed off about it.

You have spent longer on MN moaning about it than you did waiting in the queue!

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