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Hello folks - OK, a bit of a moan now.
Don't you just hate the trip to the supermarket / big store? The trolley / cart *always* has one busted wheel, usually the one you have no control over. The handle is always greasy from multiple successive sweaty paws. Either that or it's soaking wet, as they are left out in the open. Not even under a canopy.
So you get started. Ever notice the fruit / veg aisle is always congested? People picking up melons, holding them up to the light, checking to see god knows what ... rolling the apples round and round ... wth is all that about?
Then all the plastic bags are stuck together. Not supposed to lick your fingers to get some adhesion to separate them / open them up. Unhygienic, eh? The hell with that ....
Then you get all your stuff, and go to the self-scan checkout because it's supposed to be quicker. Right. Bread. OK. Veg. OK. Shampoo - OK. Beer - voice shouts out *APPROVAL NEEDED* - thus letting everyone know you're a boozer. Thanks, ya inconsiderate barsteward.
So, you're stuck there till a staff member comes along and punches in a code to let you continue.
Meanwhile, you notice that the adjacent manual checkouts have each got 3 customers thru, while you're still trying to finish yours ....
Is it any wonder I drink? LOL
I have nothing to add except to "quote" my fav tv show:
~ Once you've ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true. ~
I don't even wanna think about it. It's so many disgusting thing folks do at the grocery store. Touching everything, sometimes I wonder if some people know they have eyes to see with and not their hands. Sometimes I have seen people take bites of candy, tried a bite and put the rest of the bite back in the case. I don't want any ones spit in any of my food! That's so disgusting it isn't word for it. The list just goes on and on. Luckily we haven't got so far yet to get manual checkouts. I think I'm happy about that, I think it's worst enough the few times I'm on IKEA.
'Armed with theory, practice becomes meaningful. Through practice, theory becomes fulfilled.' - Egon von Neindorff.
Here is what I just don't get. You go into a donut shop and order a dozen donuts. The clerk takes one of those little paper things and picks up your donut with it so he doesn't put his hands on your donuts. When the clerk is done they put the paper in the box. The paper thing isn't to keep the clerk's hands off your food but to keep the clerk's hands from getting sticky so they don't have to wash them.
What an excellent topic, Jim, thanks.
When my son (he's 49) goes into a grocery store, grab's a shopping cart and before he touche's the handle, he grab's a sanitary wipe from the dispenser on the wall. I was with him one day when he did this and I asked him why the wipe, his answer, "dad, if you think i'm touching that filthy handle, you're nut's".
Now for the shopping cart's. Ever notice how the parking lot's are usuall on a hill with a slope so there'll be runaway cart's in the lot. Aldi has the perfect solution to shopping cart's in the lot, you put a quarter in a slot, pull the little strap that hold's that cart to the other's, when you take the cart back to it's propper place you get your quarter back. Problem of stray cart's in the parking lot, solved.
Could go on for hour's on this topic.
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