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Old 07-27-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Yesterday I did my weekly grocery shopping and some idiot behind me started loading their groceries on the conveyer belt as I was loading mine. I had a full cart and I soon ran out of room. As the cashier started the belt forward, his groceries came, too. I tried pushing them back to continue loading my groceries, but it was such an unnecessary hassle. I had to keep pushing them back to make room for my items and when I got home and unpacked my groceries, realized his bag of cashews had ended up in my stuff and I paid for it. I don't eat cashews and no one in the household does, either, so I'll have to make another trip just to return them.

It isn't the first time this has happened, either. Usually it goes along with the person behind me rushing up to the cash register and breathing down my neck as I swipe my debit card. It irritates me beyond belief.

I load my groceries quickly, get my debit card out before the final item is run up, so it's not like I am some slow-poke holding up the show. What is up with these impatient people and how best to handle this?? If anyone actually does this I'd love to know what their reasoning behind it is.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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I don't know why some people do that.
It actually slows things up because you have to keep moving their stuff back, I have found more and more the cashier will give them an evil eye and keep moving their stuff back.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Tell the guy to wait until you're done unloading. I'd turn around and give him a death look personally
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I agree, just turn around and tell him the obvious - that you are still unloading and there is not room on the conveyor belt for your items and his as well, and to please stop unloading until you are completely finished unloading.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Tell the guy to wait until you're done unloading. I'd turn around and give him a death look personally
Hahaha! My answer was going to be two words: DEATH RAYS!
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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I am lucky that the stores I go to unload for you and I don't have to deal with that. But when I did have to unload my own cart, I tend to pull in my cart so that I can unload from the "front" of the cart onto the belt thus blocking the person behind me from loading up. That make sense? So next time you are in line at the cashier, go in first and pull the cart behind you (most times you can't do it mid line as it's too narrow)
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:34 PM
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Location: South Bay Native
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^^^ my thoughts exactly. I always step in front of my cart and begin to load the conveyor with what is in the front of the cart, and then in the child seat area. Ain't no one getting around my cart to interfere with my purchase. When I'm finished unloading, I place the bar thingy, and then reach for my cart and push it in front of me.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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the trick to this is, stand far back on the conveyor belt so the guy behind you can't move forward. and you keep loading from the back , and he can't move forward until you are done...
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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^^^ my thoughts exactly. I always step in front of my cart and begin to load the conveyor with what is in the front of the cart, and then in the child seat area. Ain't no one getting around my cart to interfere with my purchase. When I'm finished unloading, I place the bar thingy, and then reach for my cart and push it in front of me.
That's exactly the way I do it, too.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Sometimes you just have to confront people who are doing dumb things. I would have said "I'm sorry, would you mind waiting until I get all my things on the conveyor ? They are getting all mixed with mine." We hate to do those things, but there are people in life who simply need to be told stuff like that. You will find that once you do it you will feel better about yourself and not go home angry that it happened.

Don
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