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Alfresco Jan 25th 2011 9:10 am

Supermarket Pet Hates...
 
Why do people who block an aisle with their trolley when browsing the shelves look completely surprised and completely taken aback when someone behind them says "Excuse me please"?

Duh it's a supermarket!!!

(Not just in Oz by the way. It seems to be common everywhere!)


What are you faves?

Rant away.

Turban Explorer Jan 25th 2011 9:47 am

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 

Originally Posted by Alfresco (Post 9126959)
Why do people who block an aisle with their trolley when browsing the shelves look completely surprised and completely taken aback when someone behind them says "Excuse me please"?

Duh it's a supermarket!!!

(Not just in Oz by the way. It seems to be common everywhere!)
What are you faves?

Rant away.

The irritation of having made a shopping list ready for a complex recipe to find half the ingredients are out of stock.

Also having to listen to kids with ridiculous names such as Zen, Coby, Jaslynne and Cregg being told by off their chavvy parents

elice_in_oz Jan 25th 2011 10:43 am

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Having my favourite products discontinued with no warning!:sneaky: And I'm not even talking about special stuff, I'm talking about kitchen towels or washing powder...:o

unfair dinkum Jan 25th 2011 11:04 am

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 
having to go to a seperate shop to get booze
the fact that you have to buy about 20L of coke to make it worthwhile
approximately 300 styles of tuna, all overpriced
decaf tea is twice the price of normal tea and only in the form of tampons, why?
bread costs anything from $2 to 5 dollars a loaf
I have spent around $30,000 dollars at coles and my fly buys points entitle me to a free chupachup
last but not least, the complete paucity of interesting and quality food

hevs Jan 25th 2011 11:05 am

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Sodding sweets at the checkouts :sneaky:

newjersey Jan 25th 2011 12:43 pm

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 
Going to the store hungry and buying four times the amount you actually need
Going there stuffed and returning with beer and a bag of crisps.

HelenTD Jan 25th 2011 12:53 pm

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 
Ten types of sultanas, but no raisins
Four brands of "icing mix" with added wheat, but no pure icing sugar
Cornflour made out of wheat (does the UK have this?)
Labels on seafood that say "mix of imported and local product", tempting me to ask the deli assistant to pick out the Australian product for me:sneaky:

Kelli28 Jan 25th 2011 1:00 pm

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 

Originally Posted by Alfresco (Post 9126959)
Why do people who block an aisle with their trolley when browsing the shelves look completely surprised and completely taken aback when someone behind them says "Excuse me please"?

Duh it's a supermarket!!!

(Not just in Oz by the way. It seems to be common everywhere!)


What are you faves?

Rant away.

Chatty check out chick's :sneaky:

derren7 Jan 25th 2011 1:27 pm

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 

Originally Posted by Alfresco (Post 9126959)
Why do people who block an aisle with their trolley when browsing the shelves look completely surprised and completely taken aback when someone behind them says "Excuse me please"?

Duh it's a supermarket!!!

(Not just in Oz by the way. It seems to be common everywhere!)


What are you faves?

Rant away.

I thought I was alone. Absolutely everyone does this except me!

cresta57 Jan 25th 2011 1:47 pm

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 
Crappy bloody layouts. I mean you shop to buy food so the cereal should be next to the milk, bread next to the jam, steak next to the eggs etc.

newjersey Jan 25th 2011 2:30 pm

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 

Originally Posted by cresta57 (Post 9127399)
Crappy bloody layouts. I mean you shop to buy food so the cereal should be next to the milk, bread next to the jam, steak next to the eggs etc.

they aim to keep you in there as long as bloody possible, so that serves its purpose.

Kelli28 Jan 25th 2011 3:00 pm

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 

Originally Posted by newjersey (Post 9127478)
they aim to keep you in there as long as bloody possible, so that serves its purpose.

Yup bread near the front milk at the opposite end, forcing you to walk all the way through the store.

Bibbs Jan 25th 2011 3:58 pm

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 
Other customers.

Shops in general would be fine if they would get rid of all the other customers.

But then I generally don't like "the public" anyhow. :rofl:

ColinandLyn Jan 25th 2011 4:07 pm

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choosing the checkout que that was moving ........STOPS !!!!

Alfresco Jan 25th 2011 9:09 pm

Re: Supermarket Pet Hates...
 

Originally Posted by derren7 (Post 9127366)
I thought I was alone. Absolutely everyone does this except me!

Two of us then. ;)


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