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Old Yesterday, 10:37 PM
 
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I think it works like this in all of Europe. Haven't seen a designated bagger anywhere. That is what my point was.
I don't recall seeing any baggers in the areas of Europe I've visited either, but they were all markets in large urban areas. They either had a bar that switched between two spaces at the end of the conveyor belt so that one shopper can bag their items, while they ring up another shopper, who would then bag theirs at the other separated space.


If they didn't have this, they had a long table at the back or side for all shoppers to carry their items over to bag themselves. In addition to Europe, I recall Japan also had this table arrangement.

Have never seen either of this set-up in the US.
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Old Today, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I don't recall seeing any baggers in the areas of Europe I've visited either, but they were all markets in large urban areas. They either had a bar that switched between two spaces at the end of the conveyor belt so that one shopper can bag their items, while they ring up another shopper, who would then bag theirs at the other separated space.


If they didn't have this, they had a long table at the back or side for all shoppers to carry their items over to bag themselves. In addition to Europe, I recall Japan also had this table arrangement.

Have never seen either of this set-up in the US.
There are some grocery stores with that highlighted set-up here in Quebec (Canada). I was at one last night in fact.
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Old Today, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Here is a picture of what I am talking about:


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Old Today, 08:50 AM
 
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^^^ Yes, and also where the directional bar is located towards the bagging end.
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Old Today, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I think it works like this in all of Europe. Haven't seen a designated bagger anywhere. That is what my point was.
...and my point was that learning the way they do some grocery shopping in Europe wasn't a shock, but still a learning curve. I was rather offended at the degree the shopkeeper reacted when I dare pick up an apple. They were quite rude about it.
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Old Today, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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There are some grocery stores with that highlighted set-up here in Quebec (Canada). I was at one last night in fact.
Real Canadian Superstores do that here. Like you mention, no frill type stores where you bag your own, seem to have this set up.
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Old Today, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Unicoi, Tennessee
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I'm a U.S. citizen and have lived in most regions in the States. I was born in Appalachia (northeast TN), lived in Wyoming during college, Illinois, Utah, and a couple of states in New England. I moved to the Czech Republic for a year to attend grad school, and other than the language, didn't experience any culture shock per say. Czech culture and U.S. culture definitely aren't similar, but I was more fascinated than shocked. I loved the Czech Republic so much that I'm currently in the process of moving back.
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