Customer in front rearranged my groceries
LapinR0se · 09/05/2021 18:05
I don’t know, maybe I am some uptight freak or something.
I did quite a big supermarket shop today and the guy in front of me at the till kept commenting on what I was putting on the belt. Already I found that odd. Like mind your own business mate? (I was buying totally normal things like eggs, bread, sausages, milk etc for the week).
Then he decided I was putting them on the belt incorrectly and he started rearranging them all. I had them lying down so they wouldn’t topple but he put them all upright to make more space.
I was so uncomfortable. I didn’t say to stop because he was talking to me in rapid French (I live in Switzerland). But I was very anxious and wanted to clean everything when I came home.
We’re in the middle of a pandemic. You don’t touch people’s groceries ANYWAY but especially not now!! Am I right?? Or just some crazy uptight person????
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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DroopyDaff · 09/05/2021 18:14
YADNBU! What a twat. I bet he wouldn’t have done that if you were a bloke!
I’d have to clean them too so I don’t blame you. I’d have told him straightaway not to touch my stuff though.
I only use a self scanner in the supermarket so no one else touches what I buy (always stuff from the back of the shelf too!) and if I get randomly checked I insist on picking up the items myself to be scanned so I don’t feel the need to wipe them all when I get home. I hate going into places like Home Bargains where they don’t have scanners.
EveryDayIsADuvetDay · 09/05/2021 18:17
that's odd behaviour - at the best of times, with no covidy germs I'd be telling him to leave my stuff alone.
Supermarket near here has checkout supervisors preventing people starting to unload on the the checkout belt until the person in front has cleared the cashier. shame they don't just get them operating a checkout so shorter queues
8monthsinandcranky · 09/05/2021 18:18
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sunshinesontv · 09/05/2021 18:21
It is odd behaviour isn't it. Maybe he has a mental health issue or isn't neurotypical.
I wouldn't worry about germs or covid though. People were touching your products when they were on the shelf and so on anyway.
I guess the moment has passed and it's too late to do anything about it now, but if it happens again I'd suggest asking him politely to stop.
Topseyt · 09/05/2021 18:23
You were much more polite than I would have been.
I would have told him very sharply to bugger off and shut up. Then I would have made a show of laying my stuff down again exactly as I wished.
I wouldn't have bothered washing it down when I got home though. I've never done that and never will.
flashylamp · 09/05/2021 18:33
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LaurieSchafferIsAllBitterNow · 09/05/2021 18:34
you need our Aldi Woman, she is hugely bossy, but no one dares to defy her...
she is very strict about people keeping their 2m distance, AND at the same time making sure there is a decent gap between the end of one load and the start of the next, without allowing customers to bugger about waiting until they are level with the actual check out to start unloading
leave a gap
start loading onto the belt
NO!! Wait there!
Now come forwards
and then you get a sweetie pie smile as you come to the cash area and lots of pleasant chat.
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