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    Oct 25, 2010 7:46 AM GMT
    Express Lane WIN
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:14 AM GMT
    IF ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Oct 25, 2010 10:09 AM GMT
    Nice to see a cashier that actually enforces the 10-item rule.
    It would also be nice to see a store that does NOT put the slowest cashier in the express lane.
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    Oct 25, 2010 10:14 AM GMT
    Give That Girl A Raise! icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 11:15 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidNice to see a cashier that actually enforces the 10-item rule.
    It would also be nice to see a store that does NOT put the slowest cashier in the express lane.



    Ok, as a person that used to be a cashier in a grocery store, I can't tell you that when you deal with people it's damned if you do, damned if you don't. I said something, the managers got on my ass, If I didn't, the customers would bitch. So, just be a good civil person. I am sure you notice the the sign.

    Right before I quit my job, a guy got pissed off because I asked what he was using to pay. I could see he as holding a card, but I needed to know if it was a debit, credit, food stamp card, gift card, or relia card. "doesn't your computer tell you?" he said. I said, "No, sir! I need to know so I can push the right button." Since he wouldn't tell me, I just pushed the bebit button, and thankfully he paid with a debit. When I handed him the receipt, he violently grabbed it from my hand and clearly said, "Fucking spic." I, said right back, "well, fuck you, too." What were they gonna do? fire me. I'd already put in my two-week notice. The asshole must've not complained because I never heard anything. Anyways, do people think we are fucking mind readers.


    My favorite question of all, "Excuse me! how much is your..." well, I don't know, but I'll check." "You work here right," "yes I do, but we have thousands of items in the store, and they pretty much change prices every week (weekly sales)."


    Another one, that ticked me off so much was when people would take items that clearly needed to be tagged before they brought it to the check-stand, and when I would send the item back to be tagged, they would say, "Well, it was this much, why can't you just punch into the computer?" Sure, I'll put a tag out of my ass and do it ok.

    Besides, when people pissed me off, I would squish their bread, or break their eggs while bagging them. You know that saying that says be nice to the people that serve you...Well it's true.
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    Oct 25, 2010 11:18 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidNice to see a cashier that actually enforces the 10-item rule.
    It would also be nice to see a store that does NOT put the slowest cashier in the express lane.



    Ok, as a person that used to be a cashier in a grocery store, I can't tell you that when you deal with people it's damned if you do, damned if you don't. I said something, the managers got on my ass, If I didn't, the customers would bitch. So, just be a good civil person. I am sure you notice the the sign.

    Right before I quit my job, a guy got pissed off because I asked what he was using to pay. I could see he as holding a card, but I needed to know if it was a debit, credit, food stamp card, gift card, or relia card. "doesn't your computer tell you?" he said. I said, "No, sir! I need to know so I can push the right button." Since he wouldn't tell me, I just pushed the bebit button, and thankfully he paid with a debit. When I handed him the receipt, he violently grabbed it from my hand and clearly said, "Fucking spic." I, said right back, "well, fuck you, too." What were they gonna do? fire me. I'd already put in my two-week notice. The asshole must've not complained because I never heard anything. Anyways, do people think we are fucking mind readers.


    My favorite question of all, "Excuse me! how much is your..." well, I don't know, but I'll check." "You work here right," "yes I do, but we have thousands of items in the store, and they pretty much change prices every week (weekly sales)."


    Another one, that ticked me off so much was when people would take items that clearly needed to be tagged before they brought it to the check-stand, and when I would send the item back to be tagged, they would say, "Well, it was this much, why can't you just punch into the computer?" Sure, I'll put a tag out of my ass and do it ok.

    Besides, when people pissed me off, I would squish their bread, or break their eggs while bagging them. You know that saying that says be nice to the people that serve you...Well it's true.
    That's probably why I don't make a good living with photography. I have no problem telling clients to go fuck themselves when they piss me off. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 11:46 AM GMT
    I have worked convenient store, retail and grocery store. I know what it's like to see so many people and have endless lines. Almost everytime I go through line I try to exert a positive vibe from me so maybe it will cheer up the person on the other side of the register. I'll even start with a nice ice breaker to make upbeat small talk while there.
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    Oct 25, 2010 12:13 PM GMT
    Reminds me of a visit to a Publix supermarket in Hollywood, Florida over 10 years ago. I waited patiently in line at the checkout, until I was next, my items already on the conveyor belt. Suddenly I heard this commotion in the line behind me.

    "Let me past! I need to get ahead of you!" snarled this 60-something woman, and the other shoppers, also older themselves on a mid-afternoon of a weekday, all got out of the way for her as she forced her cart forward. Then she got to me.

    "Got out of my way!" she demanded. Not even asking, just ordering.

    "Why" I calmly asked. "I'm next."

    "Because I'm old!" she snapped back at me.

    "And I'm disabled," I replied, holding up my cane.

    "But I'm old, and I can't wait in line!" she nearly screamed back at me.

    "Well, neither can I. If you're more disabled than me there's the special handicapped checkout over there," I pointed to her, when Publix had those in some stores, though it wasn't staffed at that moment, why I had stood for some time in my current regular lane. She wasn't using a cane and looked fit enough to me.

    She started getting hysterical at my refusal, and some of the other customers behind us started to protest: "Let that old lady through!" Well, she wasn't all that old, and I stood my ground. Had she been polite, and at least said "please" at some point I might have, but this ordering of people out of her way (and in a most grating New York accent) just rubbed me the wrong way, so that I was in no mood for it.

    I turned to the checkout person: "Am I next in line?"

    "Yes, sir, you are," she answered, looking a bit startled by all this uproar, but also giving me a smile of encouragement. I made my purchases, all the time this witch behind me creating a furor and actually butting me with her shopping cart.

    As for 10-item express lanes in US supermarkets, I & my partner always do a count to make sure we qualify, if we're not certain. It's not like the Express Lane Police will come to arrest us, but there's such a thing as playing by the rules, and having consideration for others.
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    Oct 25, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    NEVER underestimate the arrogance and stupidity of the typical human. icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 12:25 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said"Yes, sir, you are," she answered, looking a bit startled by all this uproar, but also giving me a smile of encouragement. I made my purchases, all the time this witch behind me creating a furor and actually butting me with her shopping cart.


    I would have threatened to call the police and have her arrested for assault and battery.
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    Oct 25, 2010 12:29 PM GMT
    I saw some woman bitch at a guy with a cart full the other day when he went into the Fast Lane and she only had 3 items.


    Great stuff. Almost had a fist fight and I had front row tickets.
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    Oct 25, 2010 12:34 PM GMT
    It all sounds like such fun. I don;t get to see stuff like that anymore because we always see the same people in the stores so there is a whole different dynamic.

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    Oct 25, 2010 1:09 PM GMT
    Stupid ass bitches! that's all i have to say! kudos to the cashier though!
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    Oct 25, 2010 1:13 PM GMT
    I was at the supermarket and had bought my months groceries, which amounted to about R1400. Then it came to swiping my bank card. Well after several attempts, the damn thing wouldn't work. So the old cunt behind me was getting all irritated, because he was being kept waiting. Saying things like "this is bullshit" and very unhelpful things like that. In the end I had to void the entire lot and go home empty handed. All the time this old motherfucker is fuming, while I am going through a private hell. I nearly threw a can of baked beans at him. icon_evil.gificon_evil.gif

    I hope his fucking balls have dropped off and he's contracted every disease known to man.

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    Oct 25, 2010 1:15 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidReminds me of a visit to a Publix supermarket in Hollywood, Florida over 10 years ago. I waited patiently in line at the checkout, until I was next, my items already on the conveyor belt. Suddenly I heard this commotion in the line behind me.

    "Let me past! I need to get ahead of you!" snarled this 60-something woman, and the other shoppers, also older themselves on a mid-afternoon of a weekday, all got out of the way for her as she forced her cart forward. Then she got to me.

    "Got out of my way!" she demanded. Not even asking, just ordering.

    "Why" I calmly asked. "I'm next."

    "Because I'm old!" she snapped back at me.

    "And I'm disabled," I replied, holding up my cane.

    "But I'm old, and I can't wait in line!" she nearly screamed back at me.

    "Well, neither can I. If you're more disabled than me there's the special handicapped checkout over there," I pointed to her, when Publix had those in some stores, though it wasn't staffed at that moment, why I had stood for some time in my current regular lane. She wasn't using a cane and looked fit enough to me.

    She started getting hysterical at my refusal, and some of the other customers behind us started to protest: "Let that old lady through!" Well, she wasn't all that old, and I stood my ground. Had she been polite, and at least said "please" at some point I might have, but this ordering of people out of her way (and in a most grating New York accent) just rubbed me the wrong way, so that I was in no mood for it.

    I turned to the checkout person: "Am I next in line?"

    "Yes, sir, you are," she answered, looking a bit startled by all this uproar, but also giving me a smile of encouragement. I made my purchases, all the time this witch behind me creating a furor and actually butting me with her shopping cart.

    As for 10-item express lanes in US supermarkets, I & my partner always do a count to make sure we qualify, if we're not certain. It's not like the Express Lane Police will come to arrest us, but there's such a thing as playing by the rules, and having consideration for others.


    Fucking old cunt. I would have screamed in her face to FUCK OFF.
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    Oct 25, 2010 1:39 PM GMT
    res_ident saidNEVER underestimate the arrogance and stupidity of the typical human. icon_confused.gif


    or the atypical one...
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    Oct 25, 2010 2:59 PM GMT
    That was GREAT! I only wonder what the woman replied.
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    Oct 25, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    NickFit saidI would have threatened to call the police and have her arrested for assault and battery.

    Nah, I'm actually quite reserved and excessively polite in public (or at least pretend to be), not the hothead I can be online here with political arguments. I consider it déclassé to fight with people in person, and never in public. To do so is to lower myself to their level, and demean myself, not them.

    If things really get out of hand I know the appropriate levers to pull, the proper way to handle it. Trust me, you don't EVER wanna mess with me when you step over the line. But my tolerance threshold is quite high, and I can ignore a great deal. Just because YOU have no manners doesn't mean I must respond the same way.

    I remained where I was in the checkout line, and nasty words from a demented old bitch (gawd, I suppose I'm her age now) just bounced off me. If you are confident about who and what you are, then such things don't touch you -- you simply ignore them. But they do make for an amusing anecdote, as I hope it was here.
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    Oct 25, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidNah, I'm actually quite reserved and excessively polite in public (or at least pretend to be), not the hothead I can be online here with political arguments.
    I can vouch for that. icon_wink.gif
    PS. I've been at the Manor for the past three Saturdays in a row and haven't seen you there. Ya'll need to get out more often. icon_razz.gif
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    Art_Deco saidNah, I'm actually quite reserved and excessively polite in public (or at least pretend to be), not the hothead I can be online here with political arguments.
    I can vouch for that. icon_wink.gif
    PS. I've been at the Manor for the past three Saturdays in a row and haven't seen you there. Ya'll need to get out more often. icon_razz.gif

    We rarely go to The Manor, not one of our regular hangouts. Last time was 3 weeks ago on a Thursday for a costumed theme fundraiser, some pics posted here. Were you there when Al had his party on the second floor in the main hall?

    We usually join a group of friends at the Alibi around 8 on Fridays, but haven't since our New England trip last month. We might start that again, I think most of them have returned from their own trips they were taking at that same time, and other commitments they had. But the Key West bike ride is almost here, so that'll take us away for a couple of weekends in November, too.

    So let us know. We often decide at the last minute, everything being so nearby, depending on whether any of our friends are showing up on Friday night. Otherwise we just go out to a restaurant. But we do go out most nights, just attended a big fundraiser gala last Thursday, so we're hardly hibernating. icon_wink.gif
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    Art_Deco saidNah, I'm actually quite reserved and excessively polite in public (or at least pretend to be), not the hothead I can be online here with political arguments.
    I can vouch for that. icon_wink.gif
    PS. I've been at the Manor for the past three Saturdays in a row and haven't seen you there. Ya'll need to get out more often. icon_razz.gif

    We rarely go to The Manor, not one of our regular hangouts. Last time was 3 weeks ago on a Thursday for a costumed theme fundraiser, some pics posted here. Were you there when Al had his party on the second floor in the main hall?

    We usually join a group of friends at the Alibi around 8 on Fridays, but haven't since our New England trip last month. We might start that again, I think most of them have returned from their own trips they were taking at that same time, and other commitments they had. But the Key West bike ride is almost here, so that'll take us out for a couple of weeks in November, too.

    So let us know. We often decide at the last minute, everything being so nearby, depending on whether any of our friends are showing up on Friday night. Otherwise we just go out to a restaurant. But we do go out most nights, just attended a big fundraiser gala on Thursday, so we're hardly hibernating. icon_wink.gif
    Yep, I was there three weekends ago, but I was busy playing psychiatrist for a friend who was/is having [chronic] relationship problems. icon_lol.gif

    I might go back next Saturday, but I usually don't get there till midnight or 1am. Otherwise I'd go overboard with the White Russians (the drinks, and the guys). icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 4:36 PM GMT
    Buffhunk64 saidThe self-check out lanes are great...scan...bag...pay...leave. No human interaction.
    Sometimes, yeah. But all it takes is one dumbass who can't figure it out and has to call over the helper person, who also doesn't have a clue. Then it takes longer than waiting on the slow checker in the express lane.
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    Oct 25, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Buffhunk64 saidThe self-check out lanes are great...scan...bag...pay...leave. No human interaction.
    Sometimes, yeah. But all it takes is one dumbass who can't figure it out and has to call over the helper person, who also doesn't have a clue. Then it takes longer than waiting on the slow checker in the express lane.


    Hahahaah!!... True that!!..For my part, I've noticed that out here in Copenhagen, their 4-stations self-check lines are ALWAYS staffed with a minimum of 2 employees.. yet, things are always running smoothly - these Danes are all about efficiency & time-saving. It usually takes up someone like me - the usual token foreigner - to press the wrong key & mess things up! But even then, the staff is right on top of the issue & within a matter of two card swipes & 1 access code, everything is back to smooth sailing...icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif...though the one thing that really grinds my gears is that Danes are world-class line cutters!!!.... No qualms nor even a lil'half-baked smile when doing so!!!.. NOTHING!!!! Just blank-face and cold-stare... And when I say something, some try & pretend that, all of sudden, they can't speak/understand English no more - which they all do very well, actually...icon_evil.gificon_evil.gif
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:08 PM GMT
    My friend just finished placing his groceries in his trunk. In the parking lot, a women also finished placing her groceries in her trunk. When her cart was empty, she allowed it to roll away. Her items were out and she didn't need it anymore. Well, it bumped into my friend's new car.

    He stared at her and asked," Why didn't you just put the cart away?" She snorted and replied,"Not my problem."

    My friend, who has an imposing stature, lifted the cart above his head and slammed it into her car. He then said," Now it is."

    Luckily, he sped out of the lot before cops can arrived. Although she probably was in too much in shock to call the police.
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    Oct 25, 2010 7:10 PM GMT
    This is why I use the self-checkout lane.