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

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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?

mumblechum1 Sat 06-Oct-12 19:37:05

<<hops onto hobbyhorse>> YANBU. And as for the bloody people who stand at the checkout, laboriously pack everything fussily then spend 5 minutes finding their purse, then put the card in, then have an inner debate about whether they want cashback then put the card in a special little place in their purse then put the receipt in the other special little bit of their purse then slowly pick up their bags AAAAAARCGHHHHHH

I have my card in my hand, stick it in the card reader as the girl is running the stuff thru, put my pin in as soon as she asks for it and finish packing while the transaction completes.

I think people who do stuff like that slowly are just so selfish.

Salmotrutta Sat 06-Oct-12 19:37:09

YANBU at all!

Why does it seem to come as a surprise to some people that they have to pay - cue much rustling for purses/wallets hmm

Shutupanddrive Sat 06-Oct-12 19:39:23

YANBU at all! I hate this angry, and I work in a shop so see other people getting annoyed while I am standing there waiting for someone to pay me! Grrr

creamteas Sat 06-Oct-12 19:39:53

can I add the people who wait until at the cashpoint to get their card out....

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 06-Oct-12 19:41:33

I want to shout, "DID YOU THINK IT WAS FREE?" I got told off on another thread for this, though. They are just protecting their purse/card don't ya know? Bollocks. If you have your card in your hand, it is perfectly safe.

steben Sat 06-Oct-12 19:42:56

YANBU this drives me fucking insane. Similar to people who dick about at supermarket checkouts looking for coupons/reward cards etc....

BupcakesAndCunting Sat 06-Oct-12 19:43:39

There was a thread like this a while ago. The general consensus was you just have to wait for these twat-o's to do their business, at their leisure, and it's YOUR fault because YOU should have managed your time better. hmm

YANBU. Sort your fucking shit out, people.

PinkFairyDust Sat 06-Oct-12 19:44:01

Wen at the airport and the q is sooooooooo long

And they ask for a passport which means lots of opening and closing bags when you know they will ask for your passport!

Also when a man was waiting in line and I was right behind him - he suddenly produces 6 passports?!!! His family had gone t I look at the shops/toilet etc! Arrrrrrrgh he then started to call for them, shout out etc - so I just went Round him and asked to go in front - he got really shitty but the woman on the desk said I could go in front - thank goodness for common sence!

LindyHemming Sat 06-Oct-12 19:44:16

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TiggyD Sat 06-Oct-12 19:45:03

Er...I'll reply in a minute...

BupcakesAndCunting Sat 06-Oct-12 19:50:32

<glares a hole into Tiggy's back>

brightermornings Sat 06-Oct-12 19:53:14

Hold on I'm sure I've got a voucher for a free post in my suit-case size handbag!

TiggyD Sat 06-Oct-12 19:54:22

...yes! It is.

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

I always have my liquids to hand if I've been waiting 20 minutes.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 06-Oct-12 19:57:05

I had a woman in front of me buying a about four things. She asked the cashier to get another of one of them because she didn't like the one she had, she wanted her bags packed and help to the car. She wanted to check the flyer because the thing she had looked like the things on the flyer but wasn't. I had... one bottle of milk for DD's bedtime. Could she have let me go first? No, she was just mean with no life and wanted me to waste mine <fumes>

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sat 06-Oct-12 20:00:15

hmm @ Tiggy

<taps foot>
<eye rolls>

TheSurgeonsMate Sat 06-Oct-12 20:04:20

There certainly are people who think it is a moral failing to have your card in your hand in the street while you wait for a cahspoint - I have been upbraided for this by at least two exes.

Pascha Sat 06-Oct-12 20:05:23

I muttered to myself in the queue in sainsburys some time ago about the slow, loud, fumbling old baggage at the til taking all the time in the world til I clicked it was my Granny blush

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

What about the people in Lidl who are surprised by the fact that (a) they don't take credit cards and (b) YOU HAVE TO FUCKING PACK YOUR OWN STUFF.


GoSakuramachi Sat 06-Oct-12 20:07:46

Your first and second examples are completely different.

Yes you should have your receipt/cash/card ready at the till.

But the airport? I'm supposed to take my shoes and my belt off and have my liquids out while juggling a baby (and have his shoes and belt and liquids out)o and hand luggage, and the pram, and another couple of children and all their shit, and the boarding cards and the passports......No. You can bloody well wait behind me at the conveyor belt.

Gooseysgirl Sat 06-Oct-12 20:07:51

YANBU... My best ever example of this actually happened to me in the supermarket this morning. Lady ahead of me in queue arrived at checkout with full trolley of groceries and unloaded them onto the conveyor belt. Then stood doing nothing while waiting for her turn. Then when it was her turn she proceeded to go through each item trying to decide whether or not she was going to buy it!!!! In the end the very patient check out girl called her supervisor to bring another trolley along for all the items the lady wasn't buying... Unfortunately I had already unloaded my own shopping so it was too late for me to jump ship... I almost lost the will to live.. 15 mins later she finally had finished and then began the inevitable dig through her bag for coupons. It took every ounce of will power in me not to explode. She kept saying sorry while I was going a deeper shade of purple by the second. When she finally left I just took one look at the poor misfortunate check out girl and we fell about the place laughing grin nothing else we could do really!

VeritableSmorgasbord Sat 06-Oct-12 20:08:48

Oh don't. Marks and Spencers queue on pension day. I want to get all Basil Fawlty and scream 'Please try to understand before one of us DIES' but it's a bit close to the bone really and I'm quite nice.

caeleth Sat 06-Oct-12 20:11:49

I saw the thread title and jumped in here thinkinh it was about board games and how thrilling it was that i'm not the only impatient geek game-lover out here...blush

Still, this is almost as annoying. YANBU, esp airport queues!

BupcakesAndCunting Sat 06-Oct-12 20:11:55

There should be a separate queue for timewasters like Sakura and an queue for normal people, at the airport.


BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Sat 06-Oct-12 20:12:07

"Mary" but what if they're new?? I went to Lidl and was shocked at the flinging of things at top speed! It was horrible! Never been back. Cheap doesn't have to mean shitty service.

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