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  Reply # 1105528 9-Aug-2014 17:29
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scuwp: I hate the 'oh I forgot just one thing, I won't be moment' at the supermarket checkout. Then they disappear back into the shop leaving their crap on the checkout never to be seen again, and leaving everyone else waiting. Once this got the best of me on a bad day, I grabbed all the groceries off the conveyor, and not so delicately put them back in her trolley, and pushed the trolley back down the nearest isle. Others seemed quite happy with the course of action, but not the lady when she returned several minutes later! Priceless.


If my wife tells me she forgot something I tell her I will go collect it and join the end of the queue when I come back. I rather pay in two operations than hold people.



Yup, that's my issue... It's my wife who regularly leaves me looking like the s&$t in our local pak an save... A Number of times we hit the queue (with our 2small boys) after a half hour+ shop and THEN she disappears for the things that she 'just remembered'... I DID try paying and then meeting her at the car (having the option of then fillin the boys mouths while we wait) but found out the hard way that it's better to be the dork that 2-3 people in the queue get peeved with, than GIGO home on a Sunday afternoon with your wife raging at you, for the better party of a week!

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  Reply # 1105725 10-Aug-2014 03:20
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I remember a few years ago, a woman in front of me at the supermarket quibbling about the cost of an item. Her quibble was over ten cents fer chrissakes! Me and the people behind were not impressed.




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  Reply # 1105728 10-Aug-2014 03:31
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DarthKermit: I remember a few years ago, a woman in front of me at the supermarket quibbling about the cost of an item. Her quibble was over ten cents fer chrissakes! Me and the people behind were not impressed.


hope she didnt go on for too long! ild be standing there checking if i had 10 cents laying around to get rid of her!




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  Reply # 1105739 10-Aug-2014 08:49
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KiwiNZ: winds me up almost as much as the "first world problem" retort tongue-out


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  Reply # 1105932 10-Aug-2014 16:42
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Pet hate: Go into supermarket......grab the one or two needed items, get to checkouts, 12 items or less (which should be fewer) stuffed with people with loaded trolleys.

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pctek: Pet hate: Go into supermarket......grab the one or two needed items, get to checkouts, 12 items or less (which should be fewer) stuffed with people with loaded trolleys.


This - or, you have only the one or two items and the '12 or less items' express checkout is not running and the few checkouts that ARE operating have queues of people with loaded trolleys. Happens all the time at our local Countdown (Quay St, Auckland). I guess that's why we have convenience stores.

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Oh the one that gets me is the carload of people that pull up to the drive thru and then you hear the "we have 5 different orders" they place the first 3 orders then the person who did order 1 changes their mind after hearing what person 3 wants.  You also have 1 person that does that "i will have a 1/4 pack but I don't want the potato and gravy and can i change that to coleslaw"

They then get to the window and someone has changed their mind again and places a new order for something different, everyone is paying different ways (cash and eftpos) and then each person checks their orders, they are normally not correct and next thing you know it's been 25 minutes waiting behind this car before you even get to the window.
If you have more than 1 order you should go in, otherwise just make 1 order and split the cost out later.



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  Reply # 1106162 11-Aug-2014 08:16
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pctek: Pet hate: Go into supermarket......grab the one or two needed items, get to checkouts, 12 items or less (which should be fewer) stuffed with people with loaded trolleys.


This - or, you have only the one or two items and the '12 or less items' express checkout is not running and the few checkouts that ARE operating have queues of people with loaded trolleys. Happens all the time at our local Countdown (Quay St, Auckland). I guess that's why we have convenience stores.


I tend to go shopping early saturday morning and I shop fast (all shopping for 2 weeks in 15 minutes) and there have been a number of times I have gone up to pay and the only checkouts open and the express or self service, a couple of times I have had to use the express with more than 12 items because nothing else was open, I then get the talk of "12 items or less" until I point out that there are no other checkouts open and if you open at 8am then you should have people ready.



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  Reply # 1106166 11-Aug-2014 08:25
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poor queuing etiquette was one of the things that really used to wind me up until one day I realised it just isnt worth the stress. Now I just try to relax and remember that in the big scheme it doesnt really matter. Sometimes Ill even look for the longest queue and go and stand in that and then drive home on the motorway in the slow lane. Sometimes the pace of life is just a bit silly and people just need to slow down and chill out....imho.




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gjm: poor queuing etiquette was one of the things that really used to wind me up until one day I realised it just isnt worth the stress. Now I just try to relax and remember that in the big scheme it doesnt really matter. Sometimes Ill even look for the longest queue and go and stand in that and then drive home on the motorway in the slow lane. Sometimes the pace of life is just a bit silly and people just need to slow down and chill out....imho.


Perfect time for readings the mags that they provide for free browsing next to the checkout. All that celebrity gossip that I have missed out on !




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  Reply # 1106221 11-Aug-2014 09:57
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Apart from the 'Not getting your Ticket/Money/Pass out until you are at the head of the queue' on public transport, there is also the people that once they have got off said public transport (I catch a ferry) they stop and stand in the middle of the egress once they have moved off the gangplank. Well done, you made it off the boat with your draggy bag, now there are a couple of hundred other people trying to do the same and you have stopped in their way!

Also, draggy bags with slow draggers annoy me. But most times just a deep breath or two helps...

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  Reply # 1106223 11-Aug-2014 10:04
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eracode: 
Not necessarily. We don't eat much fast-food and haven't been through a drive thru for years - so if we went thru we would have to read the board to see what we wanted. Other people must be in the same position. I suppose we could go inside the shop but that defeats the purpose of a drive thru. Maybe they're only for regulars? I still reserve the right to read the board - at the risk of being a PITA.

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trig42: Apart from the 'Not getting your Ticket/Money/Pass out until you are at the head of the queue' on public transport, there is also the people that once they have got off said public transport (I catch a ferry) they stop and stand in the middle of the egress once they have moved off the gangplank. Well done, you made it off the boat with your draggy bag, now there are a couple of hundred other people trying to do the same and you have stopped in their way!

Also, draggy bags with slow draggers annoy me. But most times just a deep breath or two helps...


I give you a variation on this theme: people who get off an escalator and stop to talk to someone else (hey, we can't stop this machine!). Or people who walk in front of the escalator's exit to reach the escalator going the other way - can't they give a wide berth to avoid crossing the outgoing path so people can get off the escalator without bumping into them?





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  Reply # 1106275 11-Aug-2014 11:23
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trig42: Apart from the 'Not getting your Ticket/Money/Pass out until you are at the head of the queue' on public transport, there is also the people that once they have got off said public transport (I catch a ferry) they stop and stand in the middle of the egress once they have moved off the gangplank. Well done, you made it off the boat with your draggy bag, now there are a couple of hundred other people trying to do the same and you have stopped in their way!

Also, draggy bags with slow draggers annoy me. But most times just a deep breath or two helps...


I give you a variation on this theme: people who get off an escalator and stop to talk to someone else (hey, we can't stop this machine!). Or people who walk in front of the escalator's exit to reach the escalator going the other way - can't they give a wide berth to avoid crossing the outgoing path so people can get off the escalator without bumping into them?


Yep, that happens all the time. Usually said stoppers and cutterofferers are buried deep in their phones. People walking and Texting (or Facebooking twitting or instagramming...) are almost as much of a hazard as drivers texting.

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  Reply # 1106282 11-Aug-2014 11:31
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I love Whangaparaoa Mc'Ds drive thru.... 2 drive thru lanes... queue out onto the street... only one lane operating.... and then you have to wait anyway because theres still only a single pay and pickup lane/windows #fail






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