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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!!!

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 08-Feb-13 10:32:37

Two days later and someone has shown me this thread and I'm actually weeping! Unexpected, you should deffo change your name! <cries>

Buzzardbird Wed 06-Feb-13 19:52:21

Yabu...its 10 items or lessa! (Just for balance)

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Wed 06-Feb-13 19:33:44

The funniest unintentionally-funny thread ever.

Peachy Wed 06-Feb-13 19:19:40

So whilst I try and stop laughing...

Every time Dh buys stuff at the auto serve in B&Q it says it goes off for ages until being reset by a narked looking assistant, and it's always because the item is too light to be picked up. Always happens for at least one thing on a proper shop as well.

Am I missing some trick here?

madoldbird Wed 06-Feb-13 11:16:43

Crying with laughter at my desk grin

Psammead Wed 06-Feb-13 11:04:35

Love. This. Thread.

atthewelles Wed 06-Feb-13 10:57:32

I don't think there's a specific rule in my supermarket but I never see people using the self service tills with trollies full of stuff, and I wouldn't do it myself.

With that amount of stuff its quicker to let the shop assistant scan while you pack. Trying to do both yourself would take ages and hold up the queue behind you.

And it drives me maaaad when a check out person at the express till allows people through with dozens of items.

Casserole Wed 06-Feb-13 09:42:16

Weeping with laughter at "I always have a trolley-load of homosexuals. I don't know how we get through them so quickly at our house."

:D :D :D :D :D

Jamillalliamilli Wed 06-Feb-13 09:41:56

Viva the assistant's supposed to keep an eye out, which is why they can get peed off or auto help you without checking when you’re having problems, because they need to be watching someone else and you’re a distraction, and some people apparently work it with decoys. They can find themselves under pressure if a lot of stock goes through under priced on their shifts.
(my wheelchair sets of security alarms so I’m on first name terms with a lot of security)

They actually film self-scan and review tapes for loss prevention, which I’d been told, but got a demonstration of when a very MC mummy was publically busted putting 3 big bags of vine tomatoes through as red onions for a fraction of the price, and pleaded confusion, only to have her previous ‘confusion’ dates and grocery list announced to everyone else before being marched off, shouting that she couldn’t be taken away, she had children to pick up.

Big bag of Mooli as parsnip lady just got to the end of her shop and found she couldn’t pay until she re-scaned every item because she got ‘you know what you’re doing, Love, and so do I.’ Her protests weren’t believed by the rest of the queue either.
Apparently there’s a phenomenon where confusion only ever results in people under pricing their shopping, never over pricing it. grin

YABU - it is SELF service. In our local supermarket on the self service tills it does not say anywhere about how many items you can have.

So, if I want to scan my whole weeks shop (I wouldn't by the way, I think the cashiers are quicker) I am entitled to.

RightsaidFreud Wed 06-Feb-13 09:26:16

YABU. It's far more selfish when people with a few items take FOREVER to scan them because they are letting their children do it. and giving a running bloody commentary of every single item they are scanning. I can scan a small trolley load of stuff quicker than that.

mademred Wed 06-Feb-13 09:17:06

Yanbu.gets my goat everytime.and the stupid people that take a weeks shop to the bloody kiosk ffs! These people are just ignorant and selfish.

fluffyraggies Wed 06-Feb-13 09:08:57

Still LMAO @ homosexuals.

Sorry - but that was hillarious.

3birthdaybunnies Wed 06-Feb-13 08:18:17

The Brighton stores are particularly rife with homosexuals in the shagging area, a reasonable rule in mho.

However I will go through with more than 10 items, esp in the big ASDA ones, but not an enourmous amount, likewise I will go to a basket till with a small trolley with 4 items and a toddler restrained, cos it's fun to see the pedants with 6 items in their basket jump up and down.

Another fun till trick is to scan as you go but not pack the last 20 items so you go in the fast track and someone behind complains that you shouldn't be there because your bags aren't packed, the crestfallen look on their face when they realise that they can't go infront is so funny.

Dawndonna Wed 06-Feb-13 07:42:04

If it can be counted, it's fewer.
Fewer bees, less honey.

5madthings Wed 06-Feb-13 07:36:35

Anyone that uses self service tills is slightly unreasonable, crappy things they are! I dont use them, tho tbh i dont go to the supermarket that often.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 06-Feb-13 07:15:23

I've been moved from a queue for an ordinary till to a self service one when I've had a trolley before. I hate self service tills. Our local Tesco now has double the number of self service tills than manned tills. There's at least 20 self service ones.

One thing that puzzles me is if you're buying expensive weigh your own apples - can people just put them through as cheap apples and pay less? Obviously it would be stealing and very wrong. But I bet lots of people do this and how would they know?

33goingon64 Wed 06-Feb-13 06:53:39

Came on here to correct the grammar and delighted to see several of you got there first. Solidarity among grammar pedants!

PurpleStorm Wed 06-Feb-13 01:05:10

Depends on the shop.

I had to take a full trolley load through the self service tills a few months ago because the self service tills were the only ones open.

Believe me, I would have been using a proper till if they'd been open.

M0naLisa Wed 06-Feb-13 00:11:08

Every time I go tescos now ill remember this thread
Items - homosexuals
Bagging area- shagging area


Jennywren - we went through a phase of getting ds1 to say a little prayer at bedtime (it didn't last - I was too tired), and one night his prayer was:

"Dear God - thank you for Tescos. Amen". At that point I decided we were beyond prayer" grin

DuelingFanjo - I didn't realise Sainsburys even sold screaming toddlers! grin

Incidentally, it occurs to me that you could get unexpected homosexuals in the shagging area.

jennywren123 Tue 05-Feb-13 23:56:56

I think my son has been scarred for life by Tesco self-service tills. He once said "PLEASE INSERT YOUR CARD INTO THE CHIP AND PIN DEVICE" in his sleep confused

2blessed2bstressed Tue 05-Feb-13 23:52:25

In our local 24hour Tesco you will not find a manned checkout at all after 10pm. It's self serve or nothing, regardless of how much stuff you've got. I hate the bloody things, and I never understand why the item in the bagging area is unexpected if the fecking machine has recognised the barcode, and put item through at correct can it then be surprised at it landing in the bagging area?

jennywren123 Tue 05-Feb-13 23:50:02

We have self-scanning in our Tesco now. You can scan everything as you go round and put straight into your bags. Then use the separate tills to pay. They are next to the self-service tills so can swan past the huge queue of people with baskets to the self-scanning tills with no queue. Makes me feel quite smug!

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