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  Reply # 1107950 13-Aug-2014 20:49
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They don't even need proof that they are a shoplifter. If they think they are or (for any reason whatsoever) decide that they don't want them on the premises, then they can simply issue a trespass notice. Liable for arrest if they break that.

I'm similarly going off Countdown's level of service. Surly and unhelpful staff, and even when the store is flat-out with queues backed up the wazoo, they seem to have three or more people milling around in the little supervisors box area gossiping while only two checkouts are open. What it is with having ten checkouts and consistently only opening two or three of them, even at peak time?

Even Pak n' Save is now a more pleasant experience.

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  Reply # 1108713 14-Aug-2014 21:53
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mtvessel: I love it when people are late for the bus and then when they get on start fossicking around for their card or better still add money to their card but have to sort out the money first. Don't mean to be racist but sorry, in my observations Chinese women are the worst at this. They seem to think the bus is for their very own personal convenience.

If you think about this a bit more you will find you are being a bit racist. There are probably many Chinese women who get on your bus who do not do this but you do not notice them. I could go on adding but it would be a long list.

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  Reply # 1108714 14-Aug-2014 22:02
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Can't help what my eyes are showing me

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  Reply # 1108753 15-Aug-2014 00:05

mtvessel: Can't help what my eyes are showing me


In China you don't mess around getting on the bus.

Our population and population density doesn't come close to theirs.

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  Reply # 1108788 15-Aug-2014 08:15
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JimmyH:

I'm similarly going off Countdown's level of service. Surly and unhelpful staff, and even when the store is flat-out with queues backed up the wazoo, they seem to have three or more people milling around in the little supervisors box area gossiping while only two checkouts are open. What it is with having ten checkouts and consistently only opening two or three of them, even at peak time?

Even Pak n' Save is now a more pleasant experience.


Personally, I found it the opposite.  At Pak n Save, carrying a backpack is considered by them a cardinal sin which clearly made you a criminal out to rip off the store, so every checkout operator asked to search the bag because "it's policy" - one of them even simply grabbed my bag and rifled through it.  (Then again, another one had a quick look, then packed all the stuff I bought into it - I'm less inclined to complain about something like that if it's attached to a value added service being provided).

Meanwhile at Countdown, they were polite, fast, and never want to rifle through my crap.

Generally speaking in my experience, all the Aussie companies tended to have far friendlier service, and the NZ ones couldn't give less of a damn about you.  And really the NZ owned companies often don't even bother with actually differentiating themselves either, relying simply on "we're not Australian" as their sole selling point.  I actually tended to use the Aussie owned places more than NZ owned ones because from my perspective they actually seemed to give a damn about customer service.

Then I moved to Australia, and now I don't really have much choice in the matter - though everyone is super friendly.

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Shop staff have no right to search your bag, even if they have a sign by the entrance or inside the store that says they can do this. If they ask to search your bag you can refuse. If they then use force to search your bag, they may be committing a criminal assault, and you may also have a civil claim against them for damages (compensation).

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  Reply # 1108867 15-Aug-2014 10:47
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If KFC had fortune cookies that all read "You are going to get Diarrhea in the next 24 hours" they'd all be remarkably accurate. 

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  Reply # 1108900 15-Aug-2014 11:15
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actually, KFC is my regular stop, and I've NEVER been sick from eating it? (though I haven't been sick at all in the last 7 years so TBH YMMV - if you're prone to getting ill?)

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  Reply # 1108908 15-Aug-2014 11:20
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Stress: If KFC had fortune cookies that all read "You are going to get Diarrhea in the next 24 hours" they'd all be remarkably accurate. 

I can't think of a single time when this has been true for me either. I also, don't really know what this has to do with anything. Does it mean, people shouldn't worry about what they're ordering because they're going to dump it out in the next day anyway?

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  Reply # 1108938 15-Aug-2014 12:00
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Kyanar: relying simply on "we're not Australian" as their sole selling point.

The local New World actually used "Possums are bad and they're from Australia, therefore buy from New World because it's not Australian" in one of its ads! surprised tongue-out

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