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10 November 2013
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Standing in queues whilst the customer has a conversation with the check-out operative holding everyone else up. Yesterday had a check-out operative who had to look at every item put thru and comment on each one - "ooh that's a good brand, had that for my tea last night; ooh that's good toilet roll, use that myself, very soft; that wine's expensive, £35!? i'm not a wine person, more Bacardi with a little lemonade". 

I've also been in a queue where i've learnt the server's plans for the next week, that her husband had retired, her son's birthday was that week and that she was off on holiday soon. 

When did it become shop policy for staff to have to chat to us, just serve please, courteously and  quickly.

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10 November 2013
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fabfouremily said
Misbehaving kids in IKEA. I went yesterday and it was so busy, I've never seen anything like it. There was loads of naughty, screaming children running round the place, knocking my shelves off the space bit underneath your trolley, which then got in the way of other shoppers and caused a traffic jam. If they can't behave in a busy, public place, then leave them at home.

 

That reminds me, I needed to go to Costco, but it was a Saturday. And I already know that for many reasons - kids, parking, lines, slow browsers clogging up the aisles - a special circle of hell resides in Costco on a Saturday.

 

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Standing in queues whilst the customer has a conversation with the check-out operative holding everyone else up.
Yesterday had a check-out operative who had to look at every item put thru and comment on each one - "ooh that's a good brand, had that for my tea last night; ooh that's good toilet roll, use that myself, very soft; that wine's expensive, £35!? i'm not a wine person, more Bacardi with a little lemonade". 

 

Haha, Kristen Wiig had a recurring character like that on SNL. Sometimes she would just leave her station to grab whatever it was the shopper had.

 

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10 November 2013
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fabfouremily said
I don't know why people on tills ask you if you've got everything you'd come for. I've noticed people starting that relatively recently. I saw David Mitchell talking about it on the telly, he said something like no, I came for all this invisible shit, too :)

Really, though. What are they going to do if you didn't manage to find something else you were after. If they haven't got it, they haven't got it. Never say if there was anything, by the way, a lengthy coneversation awaits - and that gets on my nerves, too. Don't pretend to be my friend. You're not my friend. You're paid to put my items through the ''beep-thing'' because the shop don't trust everyone to do it for themselves. Just a quick hello and a thank you is absolutely fine, perfect in fact. I might never see you again, and we certainly won't remember each other, so why do you want to know if I'm wearing my new dress to a party?

Ok, I've worked in customer service for over 12 years now, so I will attempt to explain…  I tend to ask people this (mind you, I am Canadian and we can be ridiculously polite) because sometimes you actually can't find where something is.  It happens to me all the time in grocery stores, because they are all different.  

I also try to chat with people a bit when I am ringing them though.  I am good at reading people so I can tell when people just want to take their shit and go, so I'll just leave them alone.  I wonder does this bother most people, or are you just one of the people that want to be left the fuck alone?  I'm just trying to be friendly and make the day a little better for everyone…  does this seriously bother people, or is it just a Canadian thing?  Hmm...

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I dont get this being asked at tills if you have forgotten something. Does that mean that the cashier will then go and get it? Won't that take ages and hold everyone else up? Anyway if i can't find it in the shop i'll ask a shop assistant not at the till when i'm paying. That signals i'm done and want to get away. 

The newest one is trying to push offers onto you, "do you want this chocolate bar/magazine/bottle of juice/sweets/whatever?, NO. If i did i'd have picked it up already".

The etiquette i'm looking for is polite and courteous without a 5 hour chat and/or running commentary on what has been bought. Just serve quickly and let people go. It's not difficult. I will happily offer a cheery hello and hello. Everything and anything else is superfluous.

The worst thing in any store is staff who would happily spit on your shopping and through their body language are telling you to fuck off, I'm sorry they're working for shit money and find it boring but have some fucking manners. That is followed very closely by staff who need to have a conversation with people, the worst being local stores where they chat to their mates, processing the groceries so slowly so they can get all the gossip whilst everyone else in the queue is standing there truly fed up.

 

LongHairedLady said 
We have a lot of self serve checkouts here…  does anyone else have those?

Yes. Try to use them as much as possible but at times end up having a fight as some insist each item must be bagged before scanning the next and you cannot remove the bag at any time until after paying. And this might be rude but some people should just not be allowed to use them due to their sheer inability to work them so stand for 10 minutes wondering how to scan an apple as there is no bar/code. And what is up with parents letting their kids put the items thru, it takes ages and holds everyone else up? Just get a move on.

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