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bhskittykatt
06-06-2015, 01:29 AM
It's a minor complaint but...

Today was National Doughnut Day and I decided to stop by the local grocery store and pick up doughnuts for my coworkers (because I'm the BEST CW :angel:). They were running doughnut specials in their bakery and had lots of boxes ready.

Now I love the maple bars, but there were none in the case and none in any of the assorted boxes. Both myself and another customer were looking for them. Oh well, I grabbed an assorted box.

Just then the clouds parted and trumpets rang out and a baker came out with *two* trays of fresh warm maple bars! He saw me staring not-so-subtly and warned me that he'd just frosted them and they were still a bit messy.

So carefully, oh so carefully, I picked one up and set it in a bag. I left plenty of space in there to not smear the frosting. I got just the one for myself (my CWs could suck it and suffer whatever crap was in the assorted box :devil:). I carried it around like a fragile relic while I finished the rest of my shopping, which included some glass juice bottles and Easy Macs.

At the check-out, I put my precious maple bar at the tail end of my groceries with the box of assorted inferior doughnuts. "Do you want a bag?" the cashier asked. I nodded as I sorted through my wallet to find my debit card.

So the cashier dutifully bagged the glass juice bottles, the Easy Mac, and then...

"Oh, you don't need to..."

Before I could finish my sentence she tossed my maple bar down the side of the bag with the heavy items and picked up the bag. I cringed as I heard the bottles went *clank* and squished my maple bar! :cry: Most of the delicious maple icing was lost to the sides of the little bag it was in and it had a nice bottle-shaped indent. :(

I should have spoken up sooner. But really, two heavy items and one squishy one, it seems like maybe, *maybe* try to not bag them where they go squish? It's a small thing, but am I asking too much? Most cashiers will ask if you want those items left out. I wish I had said something sooner but is it wrong to be a bit upset that the cashier put my delicate squishy doughnut in with heavy glass bottles without a second thought?

MoonCat
06-06-2015, 01:33 AM
She should have asked what was in the bag first.

I would have licked the frosting off the bag. I have no shame:o

notalwaysright
06-06-2015, 01:41 AM
When I buy myself a donut, I hold the bag up so the cashier can see what's in it, while saying "it's one donut" but I don't give it to them. This is a good example of why. Once a bagger put my loaf of bread on the bottom, followed by heavy cans. I feel so critical of baggers, but it's hard not to be peeved when they actually ruin something. :(

On a side note, wow, where did National Donut Day come from? It was everywhere, and I have never heard of it before today. Not that I disapprove, but it was just bam!

Seanette
06-06-2015, 02:24 AM
I've had baggers decide that bread or eggs would be great bag-mates with 2-liter bottles of liquid.

As for Donut Day, not sure about the origin, but I'm not complaining. The staff at the Krispy Kreme we went to to claim a free donut each might not be happy people today, though. The place was jammed. (We did get beverages as well, of course.)

Did see one SC badgering a hapless counter employee about how she should be able to get freebies for a half dozen other people supposedly waiting at her house.

raudf
06-06-2015, 03:54 AM
Frankly, I'd have asked for a new one as this one was swashed, because hey, they are suppose to know that you don't toss squishy things in with things that will squish them. Even Hell-mart employees are told not to be completely stupid.

And yet, I still have to rescue the bread from being put under the eggs. Or worse, the laundry detergent. Look, cashier, I know you aren't paid enough to care, but what makes you think that putting food with poisons is a good idea? You realize your number is on this transaction right and if someone gets poisoned because they are as stupid as you are, you are the one the company is gonna can.

Monterey Jack
06-06-2015, 01:31 PM
I've had baggers decide that bread or eggs would be great bag-mates with 2-liter bottles of liquid.

And such people are a discredit to my profession. Please don't lump all of us in with these people. :wave:

XCashier
06-06-2015, 04:24 PM
Did see one SC badgering a hapless counter employee about how she should be able to get freebies for a half dozen other people supposedly waiting at her house.
:mad: Give them an inch, they demand a mile. Greedy pigs like this always ruin good things like National Donut Day.

bainsidhe
06-06-2015, 11:16 PM
You can't expect any cashier or bagger to treat the hot donut with the same care you do, however you should be able to expect the bare minimum of care.

Many cashiers would never bag soft/fragile items with heavy items, yet a surprising number do. Sometimes it's because they don't care, other times I swear they honestly don't see it as a problem.

katzklaw
06-06-2015, 11:31 PM
i had a bagger shove a PIE into a bag end up! fortunately it was a frozen pie and i righted it quickly, so no damage was done, but i did shoot the clerk a dirty look when i did so.

KnittedPuppy
06-06-2015, 11:35 PM
May I say it? I'm going to anyway..
The cashier was a bit of a "doughnut" themselves.
I'm so very sorry. That was awful, I shall leave now.

mathnerd
06-06-2015, 11:45 PM
I would have licked the frosting off the bag. I have no shame:o

Let me join you in the shameless club here. :lol:

As for the rest, yeah, it seems baggers are one extreme or the other. I once had a guy put a package of Irish Spring bar soap in with a package of extremely expensive London Broil. The manager was not a happy camper. I've also had baggers put bread with canned goods. Ugh. I'm also pretty picky, and arrange my groceries on the belt the way I want them bagged, and some baggers see that and figure it out, but most don't. That's getting picky though. As long as they don't squish my bread and mix raw meat with fresh veggies or chemicals, I can get over some of my pickiness.

Seanette
06-06-2015, 11:49 PM
And such people are a discredit to my profession. Please don't lump all of us in with these people. :wave:

I don't. I generally assume that the vast majority of people are at least somewhat competent at their jobs. These instances stood out in my memory for being unusual.

MoonCat
06-07-2015, 02:05 AM
When my brother worked at a supermarket, he said they had one customer who insisted that her items be bagged in the order that she would put them away at home. She wanted to be able to unpack the bags and put away each item in a specific order as they came out of the bags.

Seanette
06-07-2015, 04:47 AM
I do prefer that my items be grouped rationally, such as canned all together (and multiples of the same thing together), frozen as a group, etc., and do group them on the conveyor to hopefully signal what I'd like grouped.

I'm not quite as picky as your brother's customer, though. Just keep categories together and I'm content.

Mr Hero
06-07-2015, 04:52 AM
May I say it? I'm going to anyway..
The cashier was a bit of a "doughnut" themselves.
I'm so very sorry. That was awful, I shall leave now.

Doughnut start with those awful puns!

WishfulSpirit
06-07-2015, 04:59 AM
I do prefer that my items be grouped rationally, such as canned all together (and multiples of the same thing together), frozen as a group, etc., and do group them on the conveyor to hopefully signal what I'd like grouped.

I'm not quite as picky as your brother's customer, though. Just keep categories together and I'm content.

I agree with one caveat. If you're going to put all my cans together, PLEASE double-bag it. I'm taking the bus home, and I'd rather not end up chasing my tomatoes down the middle of a busy street because your sucky bag broke (this is also why I try to use reusable bags...the handles are easier on your hands and they don't split apart if you look at them the wrong way).

raudf
06-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Yep, if I'm not in a hurry, I will sort things out how I want them bagged. Heavy stuff first, fridge stuff in one group, freezer in another, canned and jars in another, boxed foods, then chemicals and lastly squishies.

And I still have cashiers who put frozen goods with my boxed stuff! I usually go back and fix it myself, before leaving the lane. My oldest is learning the trick of bagging now. He's learned to grab the bag with the donuts so nothing else gets put in with them!

Kit-Ginevra
06-07-2015, 10:41 PM
Perhaps it's a Brit thing,but we don't usually have baggers here.Occasionally,there'll be a sea scout or girl guide or something helping out for charity,but normally,you stick your own stuff in the bags-the cashier may sort them into frozen or chilled,but I normally throw mine in together so I know the doughnuts sit on the top of the big boxes.

greek_jester
06-08-2015, 12:20 PM
To be honest since it was the bagger's fault that the doughnut was damaged, I'd have politely asked for a pristine replacement or a refund if the bakery were out. If it had been me packing I'd just write it off, but done by someone who's supposed to have been trained in this? Nope, not taking the hit.

Kit-Ginevra
06-08-2015, 10:52 PM
Meh...me I'd have just squished the doughnut into the cashier's face,telling her...there you broke my doughnut...see what it's like :P

PastryGal
06-09-2015, 01:23 AM
I've rarely had a problem here with the cashiers bagging my stuff. I usually put it up how they usually bag it and bring my own bags, including an insulated one for the cold stuff. They will even ask me if I want my meat bagged in plastic and if i want heavy items bagged at all. Even asked me sometimes if I needed someone to give me a hand out with it, I turn it down though. I got it in the cart and I'm going to have to get it in the house, lol.