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Old 11-10-05, 05:21 PM
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Do You Bag Your Own Groceries?

Or do you wait for the cashier to do it?

I can't stand just standing there, so I always bag my own. Even if there is a bagger, I always help. And it's always my luck to get behind some ABLE, lazy person who is buying $200.00 worth and is just standing there.

And while we're on the subject: Paper or plastic? I prefer paper. It holds more and it's better for the environment.
Old 11-10-05, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Septemberbaby
And it's always my luck to get behind some ABLE, lazy person who is buying $200.00 worth and is just standing there.
Honestly, if I had that much in my shopping cart and some guy was bagging my groceries, I wouldn't do anything but watch (most likely). But we normally buy small amounts and go to the DIY scanners.
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The grocery store I go to makes you bag your own groceries, but they pass the savings on to me.
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Hell no. I wouldn't help my mechanic change my oil. I wouldn't go back into the kitchen at a restaurant and help the chef cook my food. Trust me, as someone who did that job for a while, they don't want your help, and you are probably just getting in the way.
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When at the store with a friend or two, I have been known to bag the grocercies of the orders in front of mine just to help get me out of the store sooner.
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No, and I can't remember the last time I was offered a choice of paper.
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If there is someone bagging I won't, but if not then of course I will bag. Even it's just going through the express lane I bag my own stuff to keep things moving.
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No way I am bagging if there is someone else to do it especially if I have a huge load of groceries.
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Unless I'm at Food4Less, I leave the baggin' to the professionals.
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
Hell no. I wouldn't help my mechanic change my oil. I wouldn't go back into the kitchen at a restaurant and help the chef cook my food. Trust me, as someone who did that job for a while, they don't want your help, and you are probably just getting in the way.

Well, if it is anything like the grocery store I frequent - I'll bag my own thanks! There's always four or five guys just standing around the service desk acting like they are doing busy work. My arms need a workout anyway.

When a bag boy does bag my groceries, I'll sporadically get someone who will put a can good in with the bread. Asshole.
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Paper bags and they bag for me
Old 11-10-05, 07:42 PM
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At the Food4Less I have to.
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Let them bag it. It's their job. Hell, I worked in a grocery store before, and NEVER expected a customer to bag his own groceries.
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I let them do it.
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Only in the self checkout line... otherwise they were hired to do a job, let them do it.
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Actually here in Australia, 99% of the places do it for you as it's actually quicker for them. The person who scans it just drops it into the bag (rather than move it to the side). When the bag is full they just lift it and put it out for you to collect. If they got you to pack it, it means that they have to wait for you to finish packing before they serve the next person.

We don't have packers in 99% of stores - the server packs it as they're scanning it.
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Plastic, and I bag my own. The plastic bags are easier to handle and I can carry more at once.

Mainly because the grocery store I shop at hires mentally retarded people to bag your groceries and carry them to your car/load your car. And they girl with Down's Syndrome can't figure out that you're supposed to put the bread on top of the cans.
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At Safeway,Albertsons, or Market of Choice, I let them bag in plastic (more reusable). I think it would freak someone out if I just started doing his job.

At Winco I bag my own since that's how you do it there.
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If they are busy and no baggers are around, I do. I used to do it as a kid, so I know my way around.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
If they are busy and no baggers are around, I do. I used to do it as a kid, so I know my way around.
Def, the milk on top of the bread is backwards you did it all wrong



I don't bag them that's the cashier's job

plastic only, in fact I doubt paper is even an option
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Like most others here, if no one's bagging, I'll do it myself. I honestly can't stand people who just stand there and let the groceries pile up (able-bodied people, mind you). Useless bastards.
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I bag my groceries myself, but I worked at a grocery store for years (in high school) and was in speed bagging/cashiering competitions, so I can usually bag twice as fast as the normal "I'm not really paying attention" bagger, and I don't mix my soap with my meat.
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That was my first non-summer job in high school. The pain in the ass was when I was a cashier and people wouldn't bag as I'm ringing them up. I still remember this fat bloke sitting there waiting for me to bag everything.
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If there is no one to bag the groceries, I help the cashier with it.
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
Hell no. I wouldn't help my mechanic change my oil. I wouldn't go back into the kitchen at a restaurant and help the chef cook my food. Trust me, as someone who did that job for a while, they don't want your help, and you are probably just getting in the way.


I logged my formative years as a bagger, and I always hated it when a customer tried to "help".

"Let me do my, job, ma'am. I'm a professional."

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