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Tuesday
Jan092007

Shopping in supermarkets.


 Ju called me EARLY this morning and woke me up. Well, technically it was not that early but as long as I am still in bed, it's early. We talked about lots of stuff in general and one of the topics was grocery shopping.

Since Jorja, his third princess' arrival, he's been doing all the shopping for the household. Sometimes, he takes Meg and Kirsten with him so that they are not cooped up in the house all day long. But I guess that just frazzles the shopping further. Doubtless, it's a challenge to keep an eye on the girls and make sure shopping list gets done.

Anyhow, with all the talk of shopping and which store layout  was most conducive to shopping etc, I remembered some things I wanted to post about a long time ago. The idea came to me while I was standing in the queue for checkout.

These are some of the things which I observed;

  1. No matter how well one picks the queue, shortest line, least items in the trollies in the front etc, it will turn out to be the slowest moving one.
  2. The person in front of you will ALWAYS have an item that's not barcoded or price tag is missing.
  3. The person in front of you will ALWAYS have items which have not been weighed.
  4. When it comes to my turn, the receipt roll always runs out and when the cashier tries to change it, there's always a problem with it.
  5. Many a times, I will get items which are priced wrongly, hence the frenzy of people, from the supervisor, cashier and the runnner will attempt to get to the bottom of it. Note: when this happens, one receives dagger eyes from people behind in the queue. Strangely suspects they are cursing me under their breath.
  6. If I make a special trip to the store to get some specific ingredients to cook something, an essential item is often forgotten till I am half-way home.
  7. Some stores love to move items. (Ju agrees with me on this) Why can't they just put the stuff at the same place so that customers know exactly where to go to get the Brand X jelly.
  8. All supermarket trollies squeek.
  9. I will always get a 'cacat' trolley. Most of the time, one of the wheels is spoiled. Pushing it meant using brute strength.
  10.  Do you have any comments????

 

Reader Comments (2)

It always rains when I am in the middle of a major grocery shopping trip, and I end up huffing and puffing back to my place, with bags of groceries in both hands, soaked.
January 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWanZ
Er...no such problems like that before wor...

Probably the only problem I get is finding a parking space.
January 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJi Jian

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