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Your supermarket gripes

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    Heroine of the Dragon

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    Just for curiosity... please place the following into your preferred order starting with the one that bothers you the most when shopping and ending with the one that bothers you the least when you're shopping:

    Not being able to find a staff member to help you
    Other customers (includes people blocking aisles, misbehaving kids and other shoppers, etc.)
    Items sold out or shelf empty
    Self-service machine errors
    Queues for the checkout
    Store layout (not being able to find what you want)
    Store opening and/or closing times
    Trying to find a parking space outside

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    Booyakasha

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    ...well, I do all my shopping at my own store, and immediately first thing in the morning, so 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8 don't really apply.

    2 is the worst (most customers are alright, but some people simply don't understand the concept of 'show up a while before closing time if you need to buy more than like two things'). 4 can be a little annoying, I guess. 3...whatevs, I'll just get the generic equivalent.
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    Of those only "Items Sold Out" bothers me a lot. "Other Customers" suck but I can ignore them. The rest are non-issues.
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    The Amazing Tazy Ten

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    I hate it when a store flat out isn't stocking something, like bean sprouts, so I have to go to another grocery to get them.

    Then next week they stock it again when I don't need it. :crazy:
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    Shane

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    In my opinion a properly managed store should not have queues. There's a really convenient store down the street from me, but I won't go there for that reason and also because they removed their self checkouts like it's 1993.

    I really like my regular store. Most people complain that their pricing is too high, but I only buy stuff on sale and get some really good deals by buying in bulk. Of course, this occasionally leads to item not in stock gripes because people see 9 cents off and grab 20.

    I don't normally have a problem with people, but screaming children, people being in the way, people going into self checkouts and not actually understanding what they are doing, or people going into express lanes with far more items than listed just because it's convenient for them can be annoying.

    Parking is a non-issue because the lot sizes are usually bigger than they mostly need to be. I always park at the end of the lot anyway away from other people who don't care about their cars. But on the rare occasions when parking is an issue, I'd rather go away and come back another time than fight for a spot.
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    Valigarmander

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    Customers who have second thoughts about something in their cart and hide it somewhere in another aisle. (If you decide not to buy something and don't want to trek back to where you got it, just ask a clerk to do it for you. They won't bite.) Customers who rub their greasy hands over hot case glass. Customers who sample self-serve soup directly from the ladle. Customers who graze. Customers who open packaged food to graze and then leave it for someone else to find. Customers who let their kids do any of the above.

    I'm so glad I don't work at a deli anymore.
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    Apollo the Just

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    People parking their carts in the middle of an aisle and not letting you past
    Stuff obviously not put back in the correct place bc someone picked it up, decided they didn't want it, and put it down wherever they felt like it
    Parking
    When they don't have enough of the frozen tortellini
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    None of those have really been a problem. I go at unpopular times, both stores are literally across the street, and they're arranged logically. Arbitrary price differences between the two are my gripe.
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    Marilink

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    I have no idea how I'd survive if I didn't have a wife, because I am so bad at grocery shopping
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    Calamity Panfan

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    when a grocery store doesn't have a decent ethnic food section

    like if your selection in mexican or asian food sucks, i'm out
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    Apollo the Just

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    according to Gender Role Mathematics, this means that lesbian couples possess TWICE the efficiency at groceries. we have the power.

    *rubs hands together gleefully*

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    "ethnic foods": 4 different flavors of Top Ramen
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    CaptHayfever

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    I mean, I don't always buy grapes, but--oh, wait, that's an i. Oops.

    And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"
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    Booyakasha

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    ...can you explain what you mean?
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    People holding up the line at the cashier because they're writing checks.

    People who painstakingly count coins at the cashier.

    And there's a special place in hell reserved for people who leave shopping carts in the middle of parking spaces.
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    Marilink

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    I can't find anything. I'm terrible at recognizing what is and isn't a good deal. I don't necessarily know what's good or bad for me. I most often find myself in grocery stores when I'm hungry. It takes me forever. I don't know what to buy. I'm not a good cook so I don't know what ingredients I should be getting.
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    Sim Kid

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    -Kids making messes.
    -There being about a hundred people in the store yet there are only a couple registers open
    -All the broken self-checkouts.
    --Self checkouts that don't tell you it's credit card only until AFTER you hit pay. (These exist...)
    --Dumb****s who don't know how to get the self-checkouts.
    --When the self-checkouts can't read your damn barcode.
    ---Which always happens when there's a huge line
    ----Or when you have frozen stuff.
    -Dumb****s who assume that the whole "Express lane" rule don't apply to them.
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    Calamity Panfan

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    hey they have some tortillas, taco seasoning and sriracha sauce too
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    ^ the worst is when it's busy and lanes start closing instead of opening
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    United Nations

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    Oh my god same. I don't know what I'd do without Mr. UN. He doesn't even like when I come with him to the store because I just slow him down.
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    Booyakasha

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    maybe you guys should GET GUD
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    The Amazing Tazy Ten

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    Compose a list beforehand.

    Check your kitchen before getting anything.

    Roll to save time.

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