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Old 11-03-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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I've done that for customers myself but they didn't use a separate cart for their stuff. A front end manager will ask if I'd help out and, of course, I will! It gets me away from the register for a while and I enjoy helping them out.
When I worked at HEB, one of our services was to go along and shop with people that needed assistance. I would help a blind couple that came by once a week by bus.
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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When I worked at HEB, one of our services was to go along and shop with people that needed assistance. I would help a blind couple that came by once a week by bus.

It's rare that a customer will ask for that kind of help but I'm always available. It gives me a chance to actually talk to them as we go around the store. I like getting to know our customers better and they will look for me when they come in. I like that too.
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:22 PM
 
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I've been asked that since I was in my 30's. I usually don't accept the help, but there have been times along the way that it's been a Godsend. I don't see it as a problem, but instead think it's good customer service being offered.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:00 AM
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I was wearing an old superman t-shirt in the grocery store the other day and some kid asked if I needed help. Then he saw my shirt and said 'probably not'. Had to laugh at that.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Size is no indication of the desire for help. How do they know you don't have debilitating back issues that could be aggravated by lifting full bags of groceries?
Also, it's not only because the of the weight of the bags they might offer help, if there are many bags to carry it's helpful to have more hands to carry them.
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Old 11-09-2016, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Two of our 'local' Walmarts have instituted the "Shop online" with pick up lanes for your order to be delivered to your car.
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Well just today my neighbor and I were in the Walmart parking lot with all our purchases in two shopping carts on our way to her car. A Walmart employee came after us asking if he could help load the car. We appreciated the offer especially because I had, among my shopping, a 25 lb box of kitty litter.

Nice service.
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm always asked and so is everyone else who shops at my store although I think they ask based on whether you have a lot of groceries. I used to tell kiddingly tell them, "Only if you can come home with me and carry them up the stairs," (before I moved to a ground floor).
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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My local Piggly Wiggly automatically takes your groceries to your car. The bagger loads them right on to his own special cart so there's no need to even ask. I'm not insulted by that.
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