BigPimpinMBA - 2005-03-01 14:18:55
There should be a reality show where they keep the railroad gates closed and watch people flipping out in their cars.
Miss Poolagirl - 2005-03-01 14:50:21
I used to mystery shop grocery stores. It was so much fun! Your clerk last night would have earned a gold star. I think I'll write an entry tomorrow about mystery shopping - and the Barbie doll who got fired when she called me STUPID! Yes, indeed. She called the MYSTERY SHOPPER a stupid arse-head. Not a wise choice on her part.
GoingLoopy - 2005-03-01 14:55:14
Where's the hidden camera? Seriously. And I don't know what grocery store you're shopping at, because it certainly does not bear any resemblance to any I've seen lately...because in THIS state, "grocery checker" IS a career.
Andy - 2005-03-01 15:12:42
I shop at one of those club-wharehouse deals and you don't even get bags, you can't find anyone to help you, and you gotta buy the huge-jumbo size. I hate it. But my lovely wife claims we are saving big money. I find that hard to belive.

I have 10 gallons of mayo that's gone bad because my wife wanted to "save" $1.50.
twobaddogs - 2005-03-01 16:09:44
I may still be drunk with euphoria because I have had some unpleasant grocery-type experiences, but in contrast to the attitudes I encountered in England, our local HEBs provide some purty good-n-friendly service. In my current state, I'd be pretty delighted that the checker doesn't just go ahead and crap in my bags.
blanketman - 2005-03-02 03:28:22
You just shopped at the wrong shops. See its like this. Living in a unversity town you get two types of Till operator. The one who was born and raised and is bitter because they see all these rich kids coming and taking all the pretty girls (and boys i suppose) and getting drunk and spending daddies money and generally treating them like shit. And then you get the poorer undergraduate (or graduate for that matter) who actually knows that they are better than you and sod you for shopping with them but in a few years time they will be much richer and using you for some menial task. You should travel 15 miles west of said Varsity town and try shopping there. Not only do the Checkout Executives call me Mr Blanketman or sir, they are in the majority young and stunning. One in particular who i know is now old enough to drink as when i buy my bottle of Yellow Label she doesnt have to ring the bell for the Executive Checkout Supervisor to supervisor. I hope she never leaves as my shoping experiance woul be never be the same. I think i need to move. Very far.
Andy - 2005-03-02 09:59:45
2BD: Question: In England they drive on the left hand side of the road. When walking down a hallway, do they also stay on the left?
Blanketman - 2005-03-02 10:04:09
Hmmm. Answer: George Bush. Right.
Becky - 2005-03-02 10:27:13
i used to work on the till in Sainsburys. trust me, after you have sat behind that till for 8 hours it is very hard to be spritely. the first two hours you are as nice as pie, but after that you just cant do it anymore. maybe the cashier you had had only just started his shift?
Greg - 2005-03-02 14:59:42
In the states our clerks stand for the entire 8 hours and/ still manage to be nice.

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