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AIBU to think that self service is 10 items or less?

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M0naLisa Tue 05-Feb-13 16:47:04

Or is that not true??

The amount of people that I see take a full trolley of shopping through the self service checkouts then moan tht the bagging area isn't big enough to hold all your shopping bags because if you remove a bag the annoying voice starts wittering self service freezes until the bag is replaced!!
Just use a bloody till if your going to moan!! angry

I probably am BU but bloody hell!!!

BigSilky Tue 05-Feb-13 16:48:00

YANBU it drives me up the wall!

EarnestDullard Tue 05-Feb-13 16:48:19

Dunno about 10 items, but I'd agree they're for baskets, not trolleys. So YANBU.

MadCap Tue 05-Feb-13 16:49:14

Yabu, our local sainsbos hardly has any tills open these days. Since no one wants to use the self serve ones the lines are always massive. I've been known to take trolleys through.

juneau Tue 05-Feb-13 16:50:20

YABU due to incorrect grammar. It is '10 items or FEWER'.

MrsKeithRichards Tue 05-Feb-13 16:51:15

The ones in Tesco are designed for the wee trolleys. The fit perfectly.

MaxPepsi Tue 05-Feb-13 16:53:42

I would think it was for baskets only due to the space but I don't think there are any rules?

HorraceTheOtter Tue 05-Feb-13 16:54:17

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Justforlaughs Tue 05-Feb-13 16:55:06

Depends on the till, some are clearly designed (and labelled) for baskets only, they only have space for 2 bags max. while others have a longer area to place bags and these are designed for trolleys.
My bug bear is shoppers who start scanning their shopping and then leave to get something else. Everyone has a one off moment where they remember that they wanted a bottle of milk but if there is queue, FFS finish your purchase and then go and get the milk! Please!! and we have one local gentleman who always leaves his shopping at least 5 times while there is a huge queue behind him.

EuroShagmore Tue 05-Feb-13 16:55:11

Never heard this before and have seen trollies at the ones in our local supermarket. I never use them if I can help it though.

ThedementedPenguin Tue 05-Feb-13 16:55:52

YABU, if you work them properly you can scan a massive shop through without it freezing. You just got to know how to work it.

But I don't take massive shops through just a small trolley.

morethanpotatoprints Tue 05-Feb-13 16:56:20


You should say 10 items or fewer, not less.

2cats2many Tue 05-Feb-13 16:57:20


Unless it specifically says so, you scan through as much as you please.

PeggyCarter Tue 05-Feb-13 16:57:23

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Trills Tue 05-Feb-13 16:57:32

YABU to invent a rule.

If it says "10 items or fewer" then that's what it is.

If it says "self service" the it' up to people to decide for themselves.

SoWhatIfImWorkingClass Tue 05-Feb-13 16:59:34

It is really selfish when people take trolley loads through the self service tills.

I used to work at asda (for my sins) and they used to have smaller checkouts for people with a few items, before the self service checkouts came in to play. When I was serving on these smaller tills a woman came to mine with a huge trolley load, and a queue behind her. I told her that she isn't meant be using this till with so much shopping and told her that it's not fair on the other people behind her but she continued to put her things on the very small ledge for loading up your shopping for scanning.

What made her so fucking special? The people behind her had to wait whilst she tried to convince me that she "knows someone high up in asda". Well woopdeedoo for her the snotty cow.

CajaDeLaMemoria Tue 05-Feb-13 16:59:44

No, they aren't ten items or fewer.

Supermarkets actively encourage people to use them, regardless of shop size. Thats why someone stands there who can override if you do need to remove bags.

There are some ten items or fewer lanes in a few supermarkets, but for the most part I think they are being phased out.

LindyHemming Tue 05-Feb-13 17:00:02

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MrsKeithRichards Tue 05-Feb-13 17:02:16

So was there a sign stipulating the number of homosexuals mmm?

MrsKeithRichards Tue 05-Feb-13 17:03:33

Omg homosexuals mmm? Wtf?

Items. Items, not homosexuals. I have no fucking idea how that happened!

Noren Tue 05-Feb-13 17:06:13

They are for when you don't want to talk to a cashier for whatever reason (say you get socially anxious but need to shop). I think if a person can handle putting a trolley through that's up to them to choose.

shrimponastick Tue 05-Feb-13 17:07:16

Arf at homosexuals ;)

My saimsburys has a couple of self service checkouts where you can scan a trolley full. There is a full length conveyor belt.

I am too lazy, and will queue for someone else to charge me for my shopping.

Pigsmummy Tue 05-Feb-13 17:08:33

Waitrose and Sainsburys here say "basket only" so that's more than 10 items most of the time. However it has been proven that self checkouts are slower so maybe sack it off if it annoys you? "unexpected item in the bagging area" arrrrghhh! Etc

FloatyBeatie Tue 05-Feb-13 17:08:43

rofl at 10 homosexuals or fewer. I always have a trolley-load of homosexuals. I don't know how we get through them so quickly at our house.

CheeseandPickledOnion Tue 05-Feb-13 17:10:14

YABU. Unless they specifically state baskets only, or 10 items or fewer.

At my Tesco, the sign clearly shows the smaller troller and a basket for the Self Serve.

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