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

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Margiemar · 09/09/2015 14:59

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?

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squoosh · 09/09/2015 15:01

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


Konserve · 09/09/2015 15:01

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


Elledouble · 09/09/2015 15:02

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 · 09/09/2015 15:04

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 · 09/09/2015 15:07

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


Margiemar · 09/09/2015 15:07


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squoosh · 09/09/2015 15:08

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


squoosh · 09/09/2015 15:09

Discount supermarket discus


Margiemar · 09/09/2015 15:09

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.

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Fantasyland · 09/09/2015 15:10

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 · 09/09/2015 15:12

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 · 09/09/2015 15:13

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 ;(

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Margiemar · 09/09/2015 15:15

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.

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londonrach · 09/09/2015 15:15

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 · 09/09/2015 15:16

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 · 09/09/2015 15:17

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derektheladyhamster · 09/09/2015 15:20

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 · 09/09/2015 15:21

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 · 09/09/2015 15:24

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 · 09/09/2015 15:24

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 · 09/09/2015 15:25

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 · 09/09/2015 15:27

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 · 09/09/2015 15:29

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.

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 · 09/09/2015 15:30

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


ilovesooty · 09/09/2015 15:30

Perhaps you should apply to work there so that you can improve their performance.

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