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To be a bit annoyed at this supermarket worker?

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user1492369337 Sun 16-Apr-17 20:15:35

Went to the local Tesco Express and had waited ages in the queue (it was very busy and I do appreciate that) but I finally got to the till and was being served by a young girl (could be anywhere between 16-26) and it was going fine, but then some lady came up and was putting her items on the till too, I said I was still being served and she just said "yes" and she didn't speak very good English, so it was quite hard to explain. The girl on till said the same thing and told her to please pick up her items while she serves me, but the lady still didn't move and so the worker just kept on serving me? She left the other lady's items there and didn't attempt to move them and didn't ask the lady to move and there were 4 other tills empty so could have moved over to serve me?


SoloDance Sun 16-Apr-17 20:17:22

Yabu , give the girl a bloody break. You still got served.

Allthewaves Sun 16-Apr-17 20:18:52

She served you, that's enough. Would have caused more time and arguments for her to move

WorraLiberty Sun 16-Apr-17 20:19:17

I know it's a quiet day with it being Easter Sunday

But really???

Crack open an egg and think nice thoughts.

PastysPrincess Sun 16-Apr-17 20:19:17

What Solo said

CantChoose Sun 16-Apr-17 20:19:52

I think she did the best thing under the circumstances, sorry!

CrockedPot Sun 16-Apr-17 20:19:59

But you still got served?

harderandharder2breathe Sun 16-Apr-17 20:20:13


Would you rather she wasted her time and yours arguing with the woman? She served you. What's the problem? I guarantee she's not paid enough to get into arguments with idiot shoppers.

SoloDance Sun 16-Apr-17 20:20:25

They can't just move over and use the other tills without signing on to them and faffing about for a start.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 16-Apr-17 20:20:35

I hate it when someone jumps the queue.

twattymctwatterson Sun 16-Apr-17 20:20:36

Can't work this out at all. Girl in Tesco is serving you and someone came up and put her things on the till at the same time as you, didn't speak English very well to resolve the matter with her so the checkout person continued to serve ypu? What's the issue here? Why is age relevant?

JustMumNowNotMe Sun 16-Apr-17 20:20:58

Oh for crying out loud, get a bloody grip!

DevelopingDetritus Sun 16-Apr-17 20:22:10

Try and put yourself in the supermarket workers shoes and have a very long hard think about this for a while.

SoloDance Sun 16-Apr-17 20:22:11

Queue jumpers are annoying,but the OP got served first.

Sparklingbrook Sun 16-Apr-17 20:22:13

What were the emergency goods you were buying?

UnicornButtplug Sun 16-Apr-17 20:22:31

I don't get it?

PortiaCastis Sun 16-Apr-17 20:22:33

Don't be an arse

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 16-Apr-17 20:23:08

Oh hang on, she didn't jump the queue?
What happened, actually?

SoloDance Sun 16-Apr-17 20:23:45

Were you buying emergency wine? Have a glass and chill out.

user1492369337 Sun 16-Apr-17 20:23:47

I'm going to be flamed for this, but I thought her age mattered because I do think younger workers are unsure on how to handle situations. Yes, but she let the lady just stand next to me and leave all her items on the till, so potential confusion to know what items are what.

Sparklingbrook Sun 16-Apr-17 20:25:37


But all was ultimately ok and you got served? Yes?

hula008 Sun 16-Apr-17 20:25:47

What was she supposed to do? She asked her to move them, the lady didn't. You can just jump over tills in the middle of a transaction.

WorraLiberty Sun 16-Apr-17 20:26:05

Noooooo not potential confusion surely? shock

Was there any actual confusion or did everyone come out of the situation unharmed? grin

hula008 Sun 16-Apr-17 20:26:08

I don't think there was a situation to handle!

SoloDance Sun 16-Apr-17 20:26:15

She probably handles so many situations like this every single bloody day. Don't be so daft.

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