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My 5 of the 20 Most Annoying Things at the Grocery Store

March 4, 2011 36 comments

Things in life I find annoying, RandomBlog2011 Challenge, PostADay2011, PostAWeek2011Where do grocery store cashiers learn to bag groceries these days? This is what’s bugging me today!

When I do my grocery shopping I usually try to pack my own groceries because I don’t like the way they do it. The last time I handed over my bags and let her pack them and I asked her to please distribute the weight evenly.

This one was totally useless. Not only didn’t she do that but she was about to put my bananas at the bottom of a bag. If I hadn’t seen that, the grapes would have ended up at the bottom too!

I ended up having to repack my groceries. That’s the last time I let them pack and if I’m in their way of dealing with the next customer, I’m sorry but I like my bananas with no bruises and I don’t like my grapes squished.

I wondered if anyone else is annoyed by these things and I found this list.

There are some good ones on this list. Some are self-explanatory, others I’ve added my description to them and on some I’ve listed theirs.

20 Most Annoying Things at the Grocery Store

1. Gargantuan Grocery Carts

2. Oops! I Forgot One Thing …

3. Prolonged Temper Tantrums – not just children but adults too!

4. Aisle Blockers

5. Express Lane Abuse

This isn’t the “I-am-not-sure-if-I-have-10-or-11-items” cart, it’s the “I-am-feeding-a-family-of-seven-and-we-eat-a-lot” cart.

6. Kids on Wheels

7. Payment Procrastinator

Have your checkbook out and your check pre-filled, so that when you get the final total that’s all you need to pop in! (Same goes for debit cards, credit cards, cash or any other type of payment — you shouldn’t be digging through your purse for it at the last minute!)

8. Let’s Put Back the … – not having enough money to pay for everything

9. Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign – yes, but what’s on sale?

10. The ’10-for-$10′ Trick – enticing you to buy more than you need

11. That’s Gotta Sting – expired, damaged or opened goods not  noticed until you get home

12. Poor Cart Choices – bum wheels, incessant squeaking or some mystery substance smeared all over it

13. Non-Private PIN Pads

14. Lots of (Closed) Lanes

My Favourite and receives a Gold Star

15. Rough Cashiers

We can’t stand cashiers who take no notice that they are denting cans and squishing bread as they slam our items around. Hey, don’t take your frustrations out on our eggs!

16. But, It Is On Sale! – scanned with the wrong price

17. Checkout Belt Hogs – refusing to move up so you can put your groceries on the belt

18. Self-Checkout Lanes – item won’t scan and you need a cashier, so much for self-checkout and a quick exit

19. Where the Heck Is It?! –  items in sections where it makes no sense or finding they’ve moved your favourite item

20. Frosty Freezers –people who leave the doors open while they decide and the doors get all fogged up

Do any of these annoy you?

Which ones would you pick?

This is what’s bugging me today!


Quote for today

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