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Complain to lidl that local store don't angrily throe your shopping at you

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Margiemar Wed 09-Sep-15 14:59:43

I've moved to a more upmarket area. The staff in lidl are too nice, they let people back stuff as it scans and so it takes ages.

I really miss the quickness of my last place where they virtually throw things at you and shout if you try to pack.

They just haven't trained the staff here properly right?

squoosh Wed 09-Sep-15 15:01:24

Mine throw the stuff while smiling and making pleasant comments. It leaves me feeling very confused.

Konserve Wed 09-Sep-15 15:01:31

they do the same at our local one.
got a big grin from the cashier last time as I raced her. I won grin

Elledouble Wed 09-Sep-15 15:02:56

I was struggling with my baby in the sling last time I was at Lidl and the cashier threw the stuff straight into the trolley for me!

Spartans Wed 09-Sep-15 15:04:58

I would complain grin . My main reason for shopping in these places is the quickness of the checkouts.....I also like to see if I can beat the cashier and get it all packed as they do it.

Yes I need to get out more, but it makes the food shopping a bit more exciting grin

mellowheart Wed 09-Sep-15 15:07:09

Me and DH often fall out at Lidl checkouts. Too much stressgrin

Margiemar Wed 09-Sep-15 15:07:24


squoosh Wed 09-Sep-15 15:08:09

It's the nation's favourite new competitive sport.

Margiemar Wed 09-Sep-15 15:09:07

Yes I beat them all the time here. Right time for action, I'm going to tweet them to complain about the store.

Fwiw I don't care if they throw the stuff with a smile or a frown, as long as they throw it.

squoosh Wed 09-Sep-15 15:09:07

Discount supermarket discus

Fantasyland Wed 09-Sep-15 15:10:05

I've always wondered what Lidl Woukd do if someone refused their system of throwing stuff in their trolley and instead said no I think I ll pack my own things here?
Can they make you throw your stuff in a trolley? Can they ban you for being a slow shopper?

Catsize Wed 09-Sep-15 15:12:01

Oops. Have I been doing Lidl wrong? Generally go in for a few things and have the audacity to pack them into my rucksack.

Margiemar Wed 09-Sep-15 15:13:49

I used to regularly get paper type cuts from my stuff being thrown at me in lidl. Once got quite a nasty one from a bag of cashews.

Those were the days ;(

Margiemar Wed 09-Sep-15 15:15:20

I can't pack things in my rucksack quicker than they can scan.

You supposed to get your sack ready while waiting in line. And as soon as its your go open it and hold at the end of the desk while they fling it in there.

londonrach Wed 09-Sep-15 15:15:37

I love this sport...dh came beat the cashier every time. If im on my own they sometimes start packing for me. The answer is being prepared. I have three large seasalt bags. I open them wide and already have placed the food stuff at the front. On your marks get set go!!!!!

Bakeoffcake Wed 09-Sep-15 15:16:27

Mine have never thrown stuff into the trolleyangry. I was all really for it to happen the first time I visited, but when at the checkout, noticed everyone else was packing their shopping into bagsshock.

I don't know what they're thinking!

Scobberlotcher Wed 09-Sep-15 15:17:09

I think they should have one slow checkout for those of us who don't WANT to engage in the sport of extreme shopping.

I want to pack and go at a reasonable pace. I don't mind waiting. I don't care if someone doesn't get their purse out until they've bagged up. I don't shop if I should have been at a life saving appt ten minutes ago and if I don't get my shopping in the car in the next 30 seconds I'm going to die.
It would be nice to have a choice.

Express shopping? - we will throw your shopping at your head and scream fuck off at you while you hurl the exact change at us and run from the building. Queue Here.

Laid back shopping - take your time, we'll help you pack, there may even be time for a cuppa - Queue Here

derektheladyhamster Wed 09-Sep-15 15:20:39

I got really twitchy in lidl today, People were packing bags (slowly) at the tills . I just wanted to shout 'go to the packing shelf' Doesn't happen in Aldi grin

WorktoLive Wed 09-Sep-15 15:21:36

I've always found Aldi to be much faster than Lidl, which are quite civilised in comparision.

Once, when I was a less experienced Aldi shopper, I failed to keep up, mainly due to the shopper in front of me not getting out of the way in time, so I was already behind by the time I had positioned my trolley.

When the end of checkout bit of scanned goods filled up, the cashier simply swept it all into my trolley, and onto the floor using her arm. shock Luckily there was nothing breakable, but I was so shocked I couldn't say anything.

christinarossetti Wed 09-Sep-15 15:24:07

Lidl is fairly relaxed here compared to Aldi where there"s only a few tin cans worth of space for items to dally before they're hurled.

I also enjoy a game of 'Keep up with the checkout assisrant' but have yet to even draw

squoosh Wed 09-Sep-15 15:24:20

Laid back shopping - take your time, we'll help you pack, there may even be time for a cuppa - Queue Here

I don't think that's the German way.

squoosh Wed 09-Sep-15 15:25:38

The tills at my local Aldi are often manned by handsome young men. I think it's a ruse to through people off their packing game. Dirty tricks Aldi, dirty tricks.

Graciescotland Wed 09-Sep-15 15:27:34

Our Aldi is shiny and new, staff scan slowly and packed my bag, I think they're trying to entice the Marks and spencers shoppers from next door in.

BertieBotts Wed 09-Sep-15 15:29:12

I live in Germany and felt a proper sense of British queue rage this morning in Woolworth's. I was waiting all nicely like a normal person would (obv) when several people walked straight past me to wait directly behind the person who was having their items put through on the second till. Okay so the person at the till nearer me had a mountain of stuff and looked like they would take ages, but till #2 person wasn't even finished! I was so nonplussed that I didn't move and then became more and more distressed as people kept getting served at till #2 even though they hadn't waited properly.

<shakes head>

I do enjoy the moment in Lidl though when they open a new till and you have to decide whether to abandon your place in your current queue and bomb the new one or to wait and hope that everyone in front of you tries to do that. Both are perfectly legitimate things to do.

Sodder Wed 09-Sep-15 15:30:14

The cashiers are vicious in my branch of Aldi. It's like track and field athletics in there. French sticks get used as javelins.

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