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Despina83
07-12-2008, 03:21 AM
Okay, picture this, if you will. Tonight at one point there were three lanes open. Two had their lights on and one person each who were leaving. One lane (mine) had the light OFF and a line of people. Guess which lane everyone automatically selected?

Irving Patrick Freleigh
07-12-2008, 03:44 AM
I'm going to take a shot in the dark here and say...your lane?

Despina83
07-12-2008, 04:02 AM
Amazing. You must be psychic.

KabeRinnaul
07-12-2008, 06:43 AM
I get this all the time when I run Express. I'll have five people in line, with 2-3 other cashiers just standing around, but all the ones in my line are reluctant to move.

Express doesn't go faster due to special speed-magic, people (as it is clearly not painted red). A register without a line is always faster than one with a line.

...well, with the exception of one particular cashier. Sometimes, if you're lucky, he'll just be working veeeery slooooowly, rather than not working at all.

boringscreenname
07-12-2008, 09:53 AM
I had this happen all the time at Target, and I'd often leave 30 minutes later than I was supposed to. It got so bad at one point my Supervisor had to come stand at the end of my lane and tell people to go to the other lane.

JustADude
07-12-2008, 11:20 AM
I get this all the time when I run Express. I'll have five people in line, with 2-3 other cashiers just standing around, but all the ones in my line are reluctant to move.

Express doesn't go faster due to special speed-magic, people (as it is clearly not painted red). A register without a line is always faster than one with a line.

...well, with the exception of one particular cashier. Sometimes, if you're lucky, he'll just be working veeeery slooooowly, rather than not working at all.

:ot:

Nice to meet a fellow geek. Apparently there are actually people out there that don't know "Da red wunz go fasta!"

Oh, P.S.:

Waaagh!

Pezzle
07-12-2008, 01:12 PM
:ot:

Nice to meet a fellow geek. Apparently there are actually people out there that don't know "Da red wunz go fasta!"

Oh, P.S.:

Waaagh!

Ugh. Don't dirty up my Customers Suck with your nasty Spork references.

Blood for the blood god, sporky skulls for the skull throne.

And flowers for the flower garden!

Becks
07-12-2008, 03:19 PM
Is it too late to guess that they went to a lane without a cashier at all?

Bright_Star
07-13-2008, 12:15 AM
I used to have that problem when I was a cashier at Wally World. A lot of people just didn't give a shit if it was time for you to go home cause it was the end of your shift. It was almost like them saying "How dare you try to leave cause you have a life outside of work!! Now shut the fuck up & ring my shit up!!"
They'd get awfully aggressive if you even stated that you were closing down your line. I mean, what's the big deal with just going to another register?

JustADude
07-13-2008, 10:15 AM
Ugh. Don't dirty up my Customers Suck with your nasty Spork references.

Blood for the blood god, sporky skulls for the skull throne.

And flowers for the flower garden!

Actually, Pezzle, it's a reference to Warhammer and Warhammer 40k. The Orks believe that red-painted vehicles go faster and, because of the passive psychic stuff they all have, called the "Waaagh!", "da red wunz" really do "go fasta".

simplyanother
07-13-2008, 04:09 PM
People do not understand the idea that cashiers are human.

I tell the last person in my line "After you, I'm closed". And then you have to do that... constant vigil of the end of the line-- to ward off any customers who just don't understand cashiers have to pee too.

And they always do that... snotty bitchy make me want to slap the shit out of them..." SHE SAYS...shes not OPEN...." whine. whine.

But I do love lecturing other customers when I'm a customer. "Omg, how can the be taking her off the register when there is a line...whine whine whine..."

"BECAUSE SHE HAS TO GO HOME..."



When will customers learn that....cashiers are never EVER responsible for why there aren't enough cashiers?


Oh, yeah.

Never.

I love it when... for whatever reason, my drawer has no money in it.
"I can take Credit, Debit, or Checks. NO CASH"

And everyone lines up with a wad of cash.

MystyGlyttyr
07-13-2008, 05:20 PM
A register without a line is always faster than one with a line.

...well, with the exception of one particular cashier. Sometimes, if you're lucky, he'll just be working veeeery slooooowly, rather than not working at all.

The Wal-Mart where my dad works has one of those. I hesitate to call her any names because I'm not sure she's not somehow...special...but if I see her with an empty express lane and a regular service lane stretching back into electronics, I'll take the second option.

She is just TERRIBLE. The LEAST troublesome thing she does is bag a 60 ounce bottle of detergent ON TOP OF EGGS. The rest of the badness she's capable of anally violates the laws of physics.

IvorTangrean
07-14-2008, 03:36 PM
Actually, Pezzle, it's a reference to Warhammer and Warhammer 40k. The Orks believe that red-painted vehicles go faster and, because of the passive psychic stuff they all have, called the "Waaagh!", "da red wunz" really do "go fasta".

A cookie to anyone who can guess what my Avatar is. It is warhammer related.

Ahh how nice to see my hobby referenced on CS.

Peppergirl
07-14-2008, 05:05 PM
Me, my son and his GF were at WalMart the other day, getting a few groceries.

The cashier turned her light off and told my son to shoo away anyone who gets in her line after us.

The problem was, typical WalMart, they had only 2 regular check out lines in the whole store and maybe 2 express. It wasn't peak time, but it wasnt WAY off peak either, so the lines were long.

Danny fell down on the job a couple of times, so the cashier and myself began shooing people away. I was amazed at how sucky people got - WITH US!!!

I was like :wtf: I'm not an employee, I'm just trying to save you some hassle of putting your shit on the belt and then being told to go to a different line.

Danny and his GF eventually ended up leaving the line and waiting for me out front because of how utterly obnoxious people were being about the poor girl trying to close her lane.

Granted, WalMart sucks for not having enough lines open - but if you feel that strongly about it, TELL THE FREAKIN MANAGER. Don't take it out on the cashier, or worse, the innocent person last in line.

:rant:

bean
07-14-2008, 08:23 PM
I've always wondered why people go to express, even though it's got a huge line...

They can walk 25 feet to the other end of the lanes (we have 16 registers, 4 of those are express, plus 1 more at customer service) and get checked out MUCH faster. It's gotten so bad in my store that the frontend supervisors will make announcements about being able to check out at all registers and/or customer service.

Seriously people.. 17 registers... usually 2 express open and 5 or 6 regular ones open on a slow day.

Weekends are just a clusterfuck though, usually 12-14 registers running, all with huge lines. Ugh. The really sucky thing is our aisles and paths are already pretty narrow, so once express gets clogged up, you can't get to the other end of the store unless you go around through the back half. Whoever did the planning for our frontend needs to be strung up by their balls.

Thankfully, we have signs that we can put out that say "Next lane please" - the cashier will have a bagger put it at the end of their belt and tell anybody that's already in line that they're welcome to stay, but to shoo off anybody else. Unthankfully, my store doesn't have signs at each lane. Seriously, our registers are not numbered in any way, the only way to tell if one is closed or open is if the "Next lane please" sign is there or not. The lanes are wired for signs, but they were never installed after the remodel.. 8 years ago.

Pezzle
07-15-2008, 08:29 PM
Actually, Pezzle, it's a reference to Warhammer and Warhammer 40k. The Orks believe that red-painted vehicles go faster and, because of the passive psychic stuff they all have, called the "Waaagh!", "da red wunz" really do "go fasta".

Um... I know. You've somehow completely missed my referenced retort.

I hate Space Orks. At my gaming store, we call them Sporks (Space ORKs). They are stupid, obnoxious, and have the worst fluff. They should've just left the Orks in fantasy, and I'm telling you I hate the theory that they were a weapon concieved by the Old Ones to fight the Necrons. The thought that the Old Ones could have created such an idiotic bioweapon like the Orks makes me a sad panda.

I think you somehow missed my "Blood for the Blood God" ? :> As in I play a straight Khornate CSM army with everything in multiples of 8? I'm trying to get my point value calculated to be divisible by 8.

JustADude
07-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Um... I know. You've somehow completely missed my referenced retort.

Actually, I've never played Warhammer in my life, I just know about the Red Wunz because I was curious about a joke on Weregeek (REFERENCE (http://www.weregeek.com/2008/02/15/)).

Pezzle
07-15-2008, 10:24 PM
Actually, I've never played Warhammer in my life, I just know about the Red Wunz because I was curious about a joke on Weregeek (REFERENCE (http://www.weregeek.com/2008/02/15/)).

Oh my god. HAHAHA! That's... the single funniest thing ever.

Jay 2K Winger
07-21-2008, 11:51 PM
Ohhh, I've had this happen to me sooooo many times.

There was one time I'd actually finally managed to get my line done, my light was OFF, and I was actually pulling my till out of the drawer.

This SC just SWOOPS into my lane and starts unloading stuff onto my belt.

J2K: "Sorry, I'm closed, ma'am."

She ignores me and keeps unloading.

J2K: *louder* "Ma'am? I'm closed."

She ignores me again. I'm now late to clock out, and there aren't really big lines at the other registers. So I start taking her stuff and putting it BACK in her cart.

She turns to me and shoots me this GLARE that would have kersploded my brain if she were a Scanner or something. However, my powers of Glares o' Doom are equal to anyone (save maybe those of Mothers or Wives), and I return it.

J2K: "I'm closed, ma'am. You're going to have to go to another line."

I put the last item in her cart, grab my till, and walk away.

IvorTangrean
07-22-2008, 02:31 PM
So I start taking her stuff and putting it BACK in her cart.

I would have just left