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Pet Peeve: Grocery Store edition

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Matt1735, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    So i make my trek to the grocery store, and since I have 12 items, I get into the express lane (all of the self-serve lanes were full).

    The person in front of me either couldn't read or can't count, since he helped himself to 26 items.

    I think a store should charge $1 per item in stupid tax for the 17th item and above.
  2. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    ... and where do those socks that go missing from the dryer go?
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Have you travelled on airline's lately? I'm not saying the searches are invasive, but after I was screened I had to pay a $25 deductible.
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Airline peanuts. What's the deal with those?
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    He should have gone to the jewelry counter.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Get over it.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    "Jumbo shrimp!!" What the fuck's with that?!?
  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Very true. Hell, he could probably have checked out 27 items quicker than a cashier could check out 12 in a regular lane.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Well, you'd have loved checking out with my brother behind the register. Jeremy, as I've talked about on the board from time to time, is a special-needs kid who sees everything in the world in black and white. He worked as a Publix cashier for years and the first time someone took 12 items to the 10-item express lane, he flat refused to checkout. A manager had to tell him, look, it's OK for someone to miss the limit just a little. He couldn't believe it.
  10. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    Outing alert: Everyone posting on this thread is Andy Rooney.
  11. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    I'll take exception to that.

    Dr. J, who normally does the grocery shopping, left me alone for 10 minutes in our supermarket on the morning of July 4th in our local market. This fell on a Sunday morning (x10 carnage), and was the day after my father's funeral (x emotional carnage).

    It's like I was I was in a warzone. After awhile I found a quite (non-busy) spot and parked it. I can count the number of times on one hand that I've been back since. For Christ sakes, forget warzone -- it was like a zoo at feeding time for the best meat.
  12. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Here's my question - because I never go into the express lane if I have 13 items to check out:
    What if you do one of the scan as you go things? I use it all the time when I do our big food shopping and if the express lane is open, I go for it, with my rational being I'm only scanning one thing.
    It doesn't happen often, I just wonder what others think the rule is.
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