To think it's really rude when customers do this?
DieSchottin93 · 19/08/2015 18:29
At the moment I'm working in a small-ish convenience store, and while working today I served a girl, probably about 16. She bought a fizzy drink and a packet of chocolate buttons, I scanned everything, told her how much it was and she gave me her card to put into the card reader. However just as I was putting her card into the reader she opened her packet of chocolate buttons and started eating them!! Is it just me who finds it really rude when customers start eating their purchases before you've even given them their change? It happens quite frequently where I work, are they seriously so hungry that they can't wait another few seconds?!?
Penfold007 · 19/08/2015 18:41
Technically what she did is theft. She hadn't actually paid for the goods and neither of you actually knew the payment would go through and legally she can't assume you are actually prepared to sell the goods.
That said yes it's a lack of manners but I wouldn't get het up about it.
80sMum · 19/08/2015 18:47
I used to have a friend who would grab a bag of crisps as soon as she got into the supermarket, open the bag and give it to her toddler DS in the trolley seat, to keep him occupied munching crisps while she shopped! At the checkout, she would hand over the empty (and usually slightly spitty) packet to be scanned, explaining that DS had already eaten them!
Sazzle41 · 19/08/2015 18:55
I don't see that it matters as long as they can pay for it. The customer is always right is what i was taught growing up. I see people wandering round all the time eating stuff before paying and doing with whingeing kids what 80smum said. I've never done it but i have been ravenous and opened stuff the minute i walked away from the till.
TeenAndTween · 19/08/2015 19:00
I was brought up that you don't eat in shops, full stop. actually that you don't eat on the streets either, but I ignore that
If my DD's are having a snack whilst out, I always make sure they have finished it or put it away before letting them into shops.
I am always at some parents who even let kids wander round whilst eating things like ice creams!
BreadPitt · 19/08/2015 19:37
I have a relation who works security for a supermarket. One week they had a lady fill a bag with grapes ( not the pre packed ones) and eat them as she went round. She was somewhat shocked when she got to the till and was handed another full bag of grapes to be weighed to counter what she'd eaten.
She was told in no uncertain terms that should she be caught doing it again she would be detained for theft.
GirlOverboard · 19/08/2015 19:56
Technically what she did is theft.
I don't think you can commit theft until you've left the premises can you? Plus she wasn't intentionally trying to deprive the shop of the goods - she was fully intending to pay for them. But yes it is rude and I wonder what would happen if her card had been declined. My debit card is always playing up on me.
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