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people who split their food shopping into 'batches' to pay for separately

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BooCanary Sun 22-Sep-13 21:25:32

How annoying is that?
Today I went to Asda and BOTH people in front of me at the till did this.

Person one paid THREE different times, one for the majority of the shop, one for a few essentials ( milk, bread etc) and a third time for an item of clothing.

Person two then proceeded to pay for their shopping in two sections.

I was waiting bloody ages, fuming and wondering why these people can't just pay once and then divide it up later based on the receipt if they happen to be buying for other people.

Sparklingbrook Sun 22-Sep-13 21:26:27

Ooh did they have 3 individual envelopes of money too? angry

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Sun 22-Sep-13 21:27:53

They might be buying for their employer and need a dedicated receipt. They might not have enough in their account to cover their friend's shopping and need to pay by cash they have been given. Does it really matter that much?

BlackholesAndRevelations Sun 22-Sep-13 21:28:29

Yabu. Maybe they use different accounts for different things. Eg if I'm buying clothes for dc I sometimes use my account whilst all the food shopping is bought with joint account.

Maybe the person they're buying for wants their change back and it's just easier to pay with their money.

What exactly is the problem?!

carolmillen Sun 22-Sep-13 21:29:02

YANBU - you choose your queue depending on how many people are already in the queue so it's irritating when you find that someone is splitting their shopping up in this way.

Sparklingbrook Sun 22-Sep-13 21:29:06

You think you are waiting behind one customer, but they take the time of 3 basically.

BlackholesAndRevelations Sun 22-Sep-13 21:30:01

Oh and yes, stuff for work needs a separate receipt.

BrokenSunglasses Sun 22-Sep-13 21:30:07

Three separate transactions is a bit cheeky, you know you're going to hold people up too much if you do that. But two is ok. Sometimes DH and I will do it if we're doing a big shop and one of us wants to buy something out of our own money rather than out if the joint account which we only use for essentials and bills.

HerrenaHarridan Sun 22-Sep-13 21:30:09

Get over yourself

Just because your time is so utterly fucking precious that you can't wait a couple of mins extra in a q doesn't mean that I shouldn't put my shopping through however is convenient for me, which includes having 3 separate receipts to give out.

Have you considered online shopping so you don't have to come into contact inflict yourself on other people

Trills Sun 22-Sep-13 21:30:56

They don't take the whole time of three, unless they put away their purse in between and faff about to find it on three separate occasions.

BlackholesAndRevelations Sun 22-Sep-13 21:31:09

Still fail to see the problem. I usually choose based on how much stuff is on the conveyor belt.

DaddyPigsMistress Sun 22-Sep-13 21:31:18

I used to do a weekly top Up shop for 3 old ladies who live in assisted living with my nan before i got them hooked on internet shopping.
I split the shop, they all like to keep the receipt so needed one each.

You'd of hate to be behind me grin

Annunziata Sun 22-Sep-13 21:31:40

YABU, if its for work/ elderly parents etc it's much easier.

CreatureRetorts Sun 22-Sep-13 21:33:47


I'd find it bloody annoying tbh.

LindyHemming Sun 22-Sep-13 21:34:03

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Sparklingbrook Sun 22-Sep-13 21:34:33

This is why I use Click and Collect. grin No cashier/no conveyor/no annoying customers doing stuff like that.

Yonionekanobe Sun 22-Sep-13 21:34:37

My mum shops for two neighbours who for different reasons cannot manage a trip to the supermarket. She always splits out the shopping so that people can see what the shop cost etc. I'll let her know that taking out time from her very busy life to help others is causing people like you such a huge inconvenience hmm

BooCanary Sun 22-Sep-13 21:35:01

Bad night Herrena? hmm

Asda on a busy Sunday afternoon with two DCs aged 6 and 4 (4 yo is a nightmare in queues), and yes I did choose what I thought would be the shortest queue, and yes I did get pissed off at the complex financial transactions that meant I had to wait considerably longer.

Trills Sun 22-Sep-13 21:35:12

YANBU to find it bloody annoying when you've carefully chosen your till based on amount of shopping, number of shoppers, age of cashier (if they will have to call for help to sell alcohol) etc.

YABU to think that they are actually doing anything wrong.

It's just another factor to add into your till-choosing algorithm. Does this person look like they are doing multiple shops for home/work or for other people?

carolmillen Sun 22-Sep-13 21:35:56

Wow ... HerrenaHarridan - that's quite a reaction shock

PeppiNephrine Sun 22-Sep-13 21:36:33

Oh please, what were you going to do with those 5 mins you saved?

The things people can get worked up over never cease to amaze me.

NotYoMomma Sun 22-Sep-13 21:36:53

my mil does this as she is a carer with poa for her mother and gets her shopping at same time with seperate money and also unofficially cares for her neighbour and gets all her shopping too

obvs being a carer she has little income so can't get all the shopping at once and settle later.

she also needs seperate reciepts for the neighbour to show what she got/ spends in case her actual help asks

and reciepts for her mother in case her family asks.


it still all going through the till anyway and she was still ahead of you.


BooCanary Sun 22-Sep-13 21:37:56

I shop for my DM sometimes, and its very simple for me to add her bits up from the receipt afterwards. Not rocket science.

And yes paying three times for one shop split into 3 does take considerably longer than paying once for everything.

MurderOfGoths Sun 22-Sep-13 21:38:00

Mum used to do this when she did the shop for my grandad. It made sense to do it that way.

PrinceRogersNelson Sun 22-Sep-13 21:38:17

People who are carers will often do this. Pay for the shopping of the person they care for.

In fact some work has been done with supermarkets to help them spot carers (and this is one way) so that they can then direct them to support.

YABU. Very.

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