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Old 06-30-2020, 09:31 PM
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The customers that are at least mildly annoying these days are the ones who use those little baskets (rather than buggies) ... and then come up to my register and just drop the basket onto the belt and stare at me expectantly.

Whereupon I, the cashier, will of course dutifully unpack the basket, ring up the groceries, and then bag them, because these people, by and large, don't bring their own bags, bins or boxes either ... (if you do, you have to bag your own stuff)


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Old 07-01-2020, 01:07 AM
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Haha, I remember when I was young and hadn't been doing all my own shopping for long I tried that a few times. Just sticking the hand basket on the belt. Without fail the cashier pulled it over on it's side, dumping out all the contents quite loudly and abruptly. I learned, though.
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Old 07-01-2020, 06:19 AM
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Never thought of that!
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Some stores here let you unpack a basket, some don't. Which is puzzling because with the plexiglass shields a basket won't fit on the counter.
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:43 PM
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Some stores here let you unpack a basket, some don't. Which is puzzling because with the plexiglass shields a basket won't fit on the counter.
Yeah, that would make it a bit of a conundrum. At my store, though, there is no problem with the basket on the belt. Other than the annoyance factor ...
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Old 07-03-2020, 05:04 AM
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One store here took away the hand baskets in the beginning of the pandemic and have not put them back, so I suppose that solves that. I don't like it because I rarely need a full cart, it's bulky and slows me down, lol. But it's really the least of my irritations during this time.
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One store here took away the hand baskets in the beginning of the pandemic and have not put them back, so I suppose that solves that.
Like carriages are any less germy than handbaskets...?
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Old 07-04-2020, 01:11 PM
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I doubt it's to do with germiness, although staying on top of the cart handles would be marginally simpler than the basket ones; using carts automatically helps enforce better separation between shoppers, as you can't stand so close behind someone with a cart in front of you!
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