You’re on your way home from work, or just on your way home and you need a few grocery items. You don’t need to make a full order.
There are stores that cater to such shoppers locally like Farm Boy where you pay a premium, but usually get fast and amazing service.
Then there are the larger grocery stores.
It seems we are living in a world where courtesy and manners are rapidly leaving.
I stopped at No Frills on the way home today for a few quick items. It’s a nicer store that was remodeled from the old Zellers.
It features an express line of 1-8 items.
Now we’re all good neighbors. Who wants to nit pick and make a fuss about 9, 10, or even 15 items. It’s quicker usually to say nothing, but it’s frustrating, especially when the under age looking clerks say nothing to the customer.
It would be nice to hear them comment and point to the sign. They can smile and share that maybe next time they not do it again, but they don’t.
Why am I writing this? It’s now the third time it’s happened which frankly is why I shop there less than I used to.
Today was unusual in that the scoff law had more than 30 items. It was a full order. Others in the line clearly were not amused including two people that also work the cash. We had plenty of time to commiserate about it, and I asked a manager over to give them a chance to comment.
A “gentleman” who didn’t appear much older than the cashier not only was rude, but guffawed about our readers not reading what would become this piece.
With Metro closing and the economy being what it is the display by this manager to all of the customer in line was totally unprofessional.
An egg carton fell from the scofflaw’s items. One of the people in line actually did the clean up, but the cashier couldn’t give her any sanitizer to wipe her hands after cleaning the broken eggs. A customer cleaned the eggs! And why wouldn’t there be any sanitizer at a cash?
I don’t think I’ll be rushing back any time soon. In this economy I hope at some level a business appreciates consumers spending money at their premises. The manager tried to state that the scoff law had more rights than the six or seven sitting in line waiting for the mess to end. That’s kinda cray cray.
If you are not going to force an express check out policy then take the sign down and let us express clients decide for ourselves where to shop.
What do you do when someone is a creep in front of you in line when you shop? Are you a creep that has no courtesy to others?
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