Monday, June 8, 2009

A Monday Rant!!!

So I'm going to apologize to anyone that does, will or has ever worked as a grocery store cashier....because this little rant might offend you....please do not take this personally this is just my personal experience...one that has frustrated me so much that I feel the need to express my annoyance....whew...wow I almost feel better already and I haven't even told anyone what has p***** me off!!!!

I will paint the picture for you and then you can tell me if I am crazy here........but what the heck has happened to our grocery stores......!?!?!

To start as I enter my grocery store of choice, you know the one closest to your home...has all the things you will ever need food, clothes and home furnishings too.....just so you can rack up your bill even more.......really, come on who can pass up those cute little shoes and the ever important outdoor cushion that just happens to match your decor perfectly....alright so I enter my fav spot and to my surprise everything is changed around.......again, seriously didn't this just happen not even 4 months ago???????? Now I know that this is a marketing strategy, it all makes sense to the bottom line but seriously....I don't have 10 mins to waste looking for the canned tuna..for the second time this year......aghhhhh

Finally I get all my groceries and it is time to checkout.....or checkin to the looney bin.....I haven't actually decided which would be more pleasurable.......so I put my stuff on the belt and the line starts getting longer and longer behind me, I could tell the lady that was literally breathing down my neck was in a bit of a hurry......you know the kind, the lady with 13 items that keeps looking at her watch....and tapping her toes and looking at all my stuff with exasperation......hehe...so it is finally my turn, and the cute little girl says "HI, do you need to purchase any bags today mam"....no NO I don't I said proudly, I actually remembered the 15 canvas bags that I have had to purchase over the last few months so I should be good....okay then lets go...........
This is where my shopping experience really took a turn for the worse.........this little thing was on fire........she was scanning my items like no body's business....I could not keep up.....I was trying to pack as fast as I could and she was making no attempt to help me....which by the way is that a new thing?????.....Does that go with the bring your own bags....the packing on your own too....which would be totally fine except....I can't move that fast I can't pack, pay and have miss rammy pants behind me shoving her cart into my knees.......AGHHHGHGG so annoying.......I was completely stressed out by the time I left, it was like a whirlwind.....my bleach was in the bag with my celery and my Window Cleaner with my chicken....yikes not good....but I could not concentrate...it was crazy...I feel so bad for the people that actually take time to strategically pack their groceries and then route around in their purse for their wallet....you know I was prepared my wallet was out, open ready to pay and I was still overwhelmed....

seriously what is going on.........can someone please enlighten me here...is this the way of the future is this what grocery shopping has come down too....because if so I don't know how I am going to cope!!!! lol

m :)

5 comments:

Sally's World said...

honey, what a nightmare...every now and then you get one of these 'manic scanners' I'm sure they do it on purpose...whatever happened to the customer is always right, what happened to service with a smile...i always leave afterwards wishing i'd said something, or gone even slower...

Anonymous said...

I agree Michelle - if this is the store near me - I just put my bags on the belt before the groceries and wait till they pack them! they usually check everything through and then start packing for me - maybe because I don't look like I'm going to do it!!
buying the bags is enough - we should get some service!!
MIL

Sarah said...

I know exactly the store you are speaking of and I wondered if it was just me. I can't believe they changed the store around again. I can't find a damn thing. And the whole bagging thing is a pain in the ass. I think it's just a sign of the times my friend.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

a real nightmare....I loved reading your blog today. It has been so much fun making new friends through the blog world. This is my fourth month to have a blog. I am amazed at all the unique and fun sites. I am posting about our recent Disney trip and have a couple more posts about our visit with the "Mouse" ....then I will have more than a few posts about a new "grandson" arriving in just a couple of weeks...

Allie said...

While I can't sympathize re the musical aisles, I can re the b.s. re:
a) Someone breathing down your neck. WTH? There are times I'm tempted to just hand them my cart and say "Wanna do it for me?"
If these people only have a few things - and if this is an option at your store - why don't these people just go through the self-checkout?
b) Packing. One of my peeves. I almost would rather do it... these ignorant dingdongs putting the lettuce in with the hamburger buns, the bleach with the ribs, or putting one thing in one bag so as not to be inconvenienced by finding a spot for the little item in another bag. Hell yeah, let me do my own these days.

Don't let these people make you feel that way. It's YOUR turn, not theirs.