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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:56 AM

Things that tick you off.

Been hearing this from friends. Encountered myself this morning.

Going through the self service line at the grocery. Over eager clerk that insists on ringing up your items. Taking twice as long as you would, not putting your customer appreciation card in that gives you discounts. I had to step around her. Even then she told me how to do it.

Am I the only one here?

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True Blue American Aug 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2019 #1
CatMor Aug 2019 #2
True Blue American Aug 2019 #3
virgogal Aug 2019 #26
zanana1 Aug 2019 #42
In_The_Wind Aug 2019 #4
True Blue American Aug 2019 #6
jberryhill Aug 2019 #5
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #10
jberryhill Aug 2019 #12
guillaumeb Aug 2019 #14
jberryhill Aug 2019 #25
True Blue American Aug 2019 #29
Mike 03 Aug 2019 #7
True Blue American Aug 2019 #9
jberryhill Aug 2019 #13
True Blue American Aug 2019 #15
jberryhill Aug 2019 #18
True Blue American Aug 2019 #21
KatyMan Aug 2019 #35
panader0 Aug 2019 #8
virgogal Aug 2019 #27
Delmette2.0 Aug 2019 #11
happybird Aug 2019 #16
True Blue American Aug 2019 #22
happybird Aug 2019 #34
True Blue American Aug 2019 #41
hlthe2b Aug 2019 #17
True Blue American Aug 2019 #23
happybird Aug 2019 #19
Phoenix61 Aug 2019 #20
happybird Aug 2019 #38
912gdm Aug 2019 #24
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #28
True Blue American Aug 2019 #30
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #31
True Blue American Aug 2019 #32
smirkymonkey Aug 2019 #36
Fla Dem Aug 2019 #37
Falcata Aug 2019 #33
happybird Aug 2019 #39
jpak Aug 2019 #40

Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:02 AM

1. No, because I never use the self-service line.

I hate self-service checkout. Half the time they don't work properly and you have to get a human to help anyhow. And they take away jobs.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:09 AM

2. I'm with you ...

I never use them either. When they don't work it takes longer for someone to fix the problem than going through a check out with a cashier. Plus it does take away jobs.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:16 AM

3. True, but when you have long lines

At the other registers it is much easier to go through when you have a couple of items.I also like to check my own prices. That way you can catch a mistake.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:41 PM

26. Ditto here---I also refuse to use the touch pad ordering at a local McDonalds.

When it was first installed I was approached by a very nice employee offering to help me use it. I said,"No thanks,I like people better than touch pads."

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:24 AM

42. That's my complaint.

They do take away jobs. As I look into my crystal ball, I see only self-service checkouts in grocery stores.

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:17 AM

4. I hate it when the cashier bags cold and frozen things with pastry items.

I re-bag it in insulated bags before heading home.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:24 AM

6. Most clerks are friendly and nice. On making things easire.

The one I encountered this morning was trying to be extra nice.
There are always clerks if you run into problems. Some stores are now putting scales and ticket machines in the produce section.

Meijer seems to be ahead with computers.

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:21 AM

5. I get annoyed when my heart stops beating and I get defibrillated

 


Grocery store checkout issues, not so much.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:42 AM

10. Too shortsighted.

What about when cardiac issues happen in the grocery check out line? No clerk means no help with those cardiac issues.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:50 AM

12. No problem

 

Most people don't know this, but if you scan your loyalty card, put one hand on the scanner/scale, your other hand on the bagging shelf, then the checkout machine will actually defibrillate you.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:51 AM

14. However,

I have seen people go into cardiac arrest after seeing the total for the groceries.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:25 PM

25. That's why they build them like that now

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:53 PM

29. That is nice to know.:)

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:24 AM

7. When companies don't perforate the bills

You know the part you're supposed to separate and send back with a check? Now on some there's a little illustration of a scissors. You have to get up and find the scissors, cut the bill apart, send it in. I guess it costs the company something to have perforations on a bill. Also, why do they make you write in the amount you're paying on the stub? Just look at the check! That's the amount I'm paying. Anyway, there are bigger issues out there...

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:25 AM

9. Or moisten the line

But I am with you on that.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:51 AM

13. Moisten it with what?

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:58 AM

15. I just wet my finger,slide it across

At times finding the scissors is a pain.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:06 PM

18. Wet your finger with what?

 


Surely you don't lick that finger. You don't know where that finger has been.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:48 PM

21. Water.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:26 PM

35. A check?

What's that?

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:25 AM

8. I get irked when I see people saying

"Trump is a genius" at this or that.
Trump is not a genius at anything. He's a crass and evil asshole.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:43 PM

27. Please---just ONE thread w/o mentioning Trump would be nice.

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:49 AM

11. When the cashier tells me what to do to process my debit card payment.

There is one person at a pharmacy who knows exactly what to say just before I start pushing buttons. It's like she thinks I can't read or 4 seconds for me to know what the system wants me to enter (these checkout systems are not all the same.!) I just started paying in cash to shut off the instructions.

I know they have to comply with company protocol, help low vision customers, and distracted customers, but f*** I cannot figure out why I seen to need extra help.



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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:00 PM

16. A work-related one

After nearly a decade of not working I recently started again, waiting tables at a very casual place. It's fun, my coworkers and guests are great, we have a huge outdoor seating area, and we get really, really busy some nights. Weekend days, too.

Anyhoo, as I've gotten my server groove back, one of my old pet peeves has returned: people who order tap water and don't drink it. Even worse, when one person orders water for the whole table of 10 and no one (but the person who ordered) drinks any of it because they all order tea or soda. Ugh.

It may not seem like a big deal and, yes, my job is to bring people stuff, but hauling full, wasted (cough FREE cough) drinks back and forth annoys the hell out of me. It's an extra trip to bring all the waters that you know only one or two people will drink, if you are lucky, and then it makes bussing the table a pita because there are like 1000 cups on the table that cannot be stacked because they are extra full after the ice melted from sitting there, untouched, while everyone ate their meal. That one little thing can really slow you down when you are super busy. And it's wasteful.

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Response to happybird (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:51 PM

22. Wait until you run in to

The person who orders water with Lemon, then adds packs of sugar to make lemonade.

I understand Preachers are really bad at this at the Buffets.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:07 PM

34. Lol!

Years ago I had two regulars who did that. Being a passive aggressive smartass, on their third visit I brought them a pitcher of water, a bowl of lemons and an extra bowl of sugar packets. They thought it was great and made sure to sit in my section every week. And they started leaving me a big tip.

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Response to happybird (Reply #34)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 03:42 AM

41. Great idea!

As a regular on the luncheon circuit, retirees, Seniors, i quickly learned who does that.

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:05 PM

17. I very firmly but absolutely assertively tell them NO after one of their "helpful" staff

crushed two packages of WASA crackers (which are not cheap, mind you) trying to fully/better expose the bar code. This was unnecessary, mind you. I've purchased them plenty of times before and one need only lightly hold the package over the scanner.

She then proceeded to double ring up two items, which was obvious to me because she "swung" them across twice each time.

After arguing with her that she had done so, I had to get a manager to correct the total, at which point I was already more than 15 minutes in above and beyond what checking out would have taken if I'd been left alone.

Then there was the experience at Sam's Clubs "new/improved" self-checkouts where the woman grabbed my hand-held scanner as I was just starting to check out, became distracted when the customer beside me had some difficulty and proceeded to scan all their items to MY machine, which she proceeded to start scanning again on my purchases, not allowing me to take the hand scanner back.. Once again, an argument that that had happened, requiring a manager and at least 10 minutes to make it right.

So, no. I don't want THEIR help.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:55 PM

23. You really had it!

Sorry.

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 12:07 PM

19. A non-work one

Cashiers and ATMs handing you money that is not bankfaced. I know it's not a big deal, I can take a second and right it all before putting it in my wallet, and there are much more important matters to be concerned about, but it bugs the hell out of me.

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Response to happybird (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:19 PM

20. They don't do that anymore.

When I worked at Sears, as a teen, you had to face all your bills when you turned in your drawer or the head cashier would send you a nasty gram via Human Resources.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:55 PM

38. Yup.

The first job I had where I handled a lot of cash, the business owner was also an accountant. Everyone got called in his office at some point and yelled at for handing in a messy cash-out. Ever since my dressing down, I've been fanatical about bankfacing- and that was nearly 30 years ago.

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Response to happybird (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:16 PM

24. Oh I hate that

One of my first jobs was in retail bookkeeping and it was drilled into us that we had to face every bill for the bank deposit.

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:45 PM

28. I still get irked at some things, but trying as I get older,

not to let little things bother me so much. Life is getting too short to be constantly annoyed.

How ever,,,,,,, people who get in front of you in the speed lane and then promptly slow down and people who drive while using their phone.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:56 PM

30. 3 times almost hit in the grocery parking lot, once

At the gas station, another at a 4 way stop. He did not stop. Took quick maneuvering on my part.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #30)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:05 PM

31. Glad you weren't hurt.

I can usually tell when I'm behind someone using their cell phone. They slow down to a crawl and weave.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:23 PM

32. The two, at the Stop sign and gas station

Would have finished me, my fast reaction saved me, biput I am getting too old for this.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:11 PM

36. I find that I am much more relaxed and less irritable as I get older as well.

It's kind of nice. I used to be so impatient and annoyed all the time for the littlest things. Things still get on my nerves from time to time, especially at work, but I am able to let it go pretty quickly and I never hold a grudge. I just find that it's not worth it anymore. I am the only one it really damages, so what's the point?

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #36)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:20 PM

37. Exactly! Peace.

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:27 PM

33. Going to the grocery store

going down behind another shopper who stops then stands in the middle of the aisle. You can't go around and they stand there forever
scoping out the shelves. My goal is to get in and out as fast as possible...

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:05 PM

39. I have another one.

This has been very therapeutic for me today, so thank you.

People who don't understand what 'Yield' means. There are roundabouts/traffic circles all over the place here and too many drivers treat the yield signs as stop signs. I moved back to my home county at the beginning of July and hated all the new roundabouts at first, but now I love them. Except for the non-yielders.
"Yield, people, yiiieeeld." <--- me, several times a day.

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Response to True Blue American (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:16 PM

40. Ticks

n/t

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