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Tales from the Supermarket

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  1. Ephany

    Ephany DIS Veteran

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    Oh, me, me! :scared: Summer in south Georgia, A/C not keeping up and this woman digs around in her very, very ample chest area and pulls out money. Not only was it **** sweat money, it was drenched. She hands it to me like it's no big deal, apparently the look on my face was :eek: :faint: I somehow manage to ring her up, thanked her and as soon as her back was turned I hightailed it to the sink and scrubbed my hands. What is wrong with people? :crazy2:
     
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  3. tigercat

    tigercat <font color=magenta>Cook, clean and foot massage.

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    One time a lady in front of me had to smell each bill before she would hand it to the cashier. The cashier didn't seem to mind it as she also showed her cleavage every time she would bend down to place the bills on the counter. He was male. If it had of been me I would have been disgusted. She apparently loves money.
    tigercat
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Wasting away in Pegulaville

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    :wave2:

    didn't really bother me unless it was in the 80's and humid and the woman walked to the store..so the money was a little wet. :scared:

    I worked in a grocery store for close to 17 years. Did the overnight shift for 5 of those...late nights for a while before finishing up on days (and not cashing anymore)...boy do I have stories.
     
  5. LuvsDragonflies

    LuvsDragonflies DIS Veteran

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    OMG!:rotfl: I have GOT to do that with my phone, shoved in my bra on speaker while I shop!

    and girl, if you have some stories, do tell!

    Last week I had a woman dump her cat food cans onto the conveyor and ask me if it was cat food did it count as one item. I told her no, the lady behind her just shook her head. I rang her up and sent her out the door with a smile, what else can ya do right?

    I've also had two propositions to move in with a couple of elderly men. :crowded: Well, can I bring my two kids, two dogs, two cats, my neice and her two kids too?
     
  6. Tarheel Tink

    Tarheel Tink Cosmos mariner-destination unknown

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    I passed a woman leaving the store with a mouthful and double handfuls of toothpicked deli meat and cheese samples. She was so overloaded she dropped one, picked it up using her free pinky finger and continued on out (not dropping it in the trash). I watched this Deli Jenga in horrified fascination forgetting it was not television and she could see me. :eek:
     
  7. tinkerbellandeeyor

    tinkerbellandeeyor DIS Veteran

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    If you see a women in a store with a soda in hand with reception it is me can't get enough to drink
     
  8. Nancy

    Nancy Wasting away in Pegulaville

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    There was one night where a very intoxicated guy came in to buy more beer. We let him go all the way back to the cooler and make his way all the way up front before telling him we wouldn't sell it. The 12 pack he was trying to buy was throwing off his balance so badly that he was staggering from one side of the aisle to the other and banging into the shelves.

    Then we had a girl come in and hot on her heels were about 5 police...she got arrested for drunk driving..her car out in the parking lot was 100 % not parked anywhere remotely close to a parking spot.


    One of my favorites...I went to take an empty cart back to the vestibule and walked out to see 2 guys popping the front of the gumball machines, I looked like this :scared1:, they looked like :scared1:. I ran back inside and called the manager and he called police..of course they got away..but did not get any money because I walked out there at the right time.

    We were also close to the college campus so it was always interesting when it was pledging time.

    We had a girl come running through the store wearing only balloons strategically placed.

    One of our regulars used to tear his money a little bit before handing it over to the cashier. One night when she gave him his change back she did the same thing before giving it to him and totally freaked him out.

    I was also robbed at gunpoint..which was not funny, but is something I will never forget.
     
  9. *JoGo*

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    This week I was trying on a shoe and a lady reached through the rack and took the second one! I didn't realize what had happened until she had walked away. She then stalked me throughout the store, watching me from behind racks of clothing. After about half an hour, she left. When I went to pay, I told the cashier my bizarre story. I honestly found the whole thing hilarious. She was horrified and kept apologizing. She said the lady told her she couldn't find the other shoe. Did she want them to search everyone's carts? Issue a store-wide Code Adam on a shoe? Or was she expecting to pay half-price for half a pair of shoes? Before she left, she hid the shoe somewhere in the store. :rotfl2:


    Around Xmas, i was shopping with my brother for his wife. He needed to stop in Walmart and rather than go to the one just past his house, he wanted to go to the Ghetto Walmart that we were near. I warned him. I told him I didn't mind driving past his house to go to the other Walmart. So we go in, he finds a couple things, we get to the register. We are next in line. The cashier bends over under the register. I realize she is vomiting!!! After getting a nearby cashier to call someone to help this poor woman, we get in another line. Because ew. Five or so minutes later, we are checked out and the Vomiting Cashier is still working. :scared1:
     
  10. Fueledbycoffee

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    I am a supervisor in a retail store. At any given time I am asking kids to sit down in carts so they don't fall... We always try and do it politely with a smile & casual tone. "Hi sweetie, can you please sit down so you don't fall? I don't want any broken heads". Occasionally we will address the parents when it looks really dangerous (very wobbly tall infant with oblivious parent looking the other way) but typically that's not our approach. Management says its cheaper to have mad shopper than dr. bills when child falls.

    Anyways, to my point... I got yelled at today because I asked a child to sit down in my casual kid friendly way. Mom was mad because her child won't fall since the cart wasn't moving (FYI- that is not a tool to prevent falling, I've see just the opposite). She was also mad because I told her child what to do. Hello! My casual child's voice is friendlier than my adult "our company policy says your child needs to be sitting down at all times" speech?!

    Grrrrr! Thanks for letting me vent! :)
     
  11. JessB320

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    This thread has made me laugh so freaking hard tonight!!! I made the mistake of going to the Walmart tonight (shudders). I was wrangling my two youngest kids which felt more like herding cats and just. Wanted.out.of.there!! Get in the check out, the cashier gets bogged down counting someone's GIANT bag of change for a $30 purchase ALL in change. I switch lines. I'm then behind a gentleman who is DROOLING all over the conveyor belt. Awesome. So I go ahead and switch lines again. By the time I get out of there I'm swearing to myself never again, never again will I go to Walmart.
     
  12. Kbella's mom

    Kbella's mom Earning My Ears

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    DH would tell me stories from his supermarket days about a woman who came in everyday to use the bathroom and then would poop on the floor. :crazy2:
     
  13. leebee

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    My mom used to work retail in the Kittery, ME outlet malls. She said in the summer they would have to clean human excrement out of the dressing room on a weekly basis, without fail. Seriously??

    I was in line at the grocery store behind a woman who didn't have enough money to pay for all her groceries. She had the cashier playing mix-n-match, having her take these three items off the order, OK put this one back but take that off, etc. It went on for quite awhile, much to the frustrations of those of us in line. I could see if she needed to eliminate an item or two- because whose math is perfect- but she left about 10 items behind. She clearly had way more groceries than she had money for (and she looked reasonably well-to-do, not like she was living day-to-day or anything).
     
  14. DMass

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    :lmao: Oh, that one almost made coffee come out of my nose! Too funny.
     
  15. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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    I was a cashier at a casino for a short period back when slot machines used coins.

    I once had a bucket full of slimy stuff and quarters. This happens occasionally - people spill drinks in them - so I got the quarters out, got them counted then went back to give the man his paper cash. As I did so, he slurred out "oh yeah, I forgot, I vomited in that bucket." :crazy2:

    I often had women hand me wet, sweaty money from under their clothes. Didn't really bother me. Just sweat.

    The only thing that ever really bothered me was vomit.
     
  16. kellyg403

    kellyg403 <font color=green>She changes friends like she cha

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    At a store I worked at years ago, we had someone who would do this and then write on the walls. Never could catch the person. Always assumed it was a man as it was in the mens room but could have been anyone.

    Just a random thing and boy was it the grossest thing EVER.

    Kelly
     
  17. jennyjinx3

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    THIS!! And then the customer says "How did it come to xxx amount?? I didn't buy that much!" And then they ask you to show them the items on the computer screen one by one, and show them where the tax is added in etc. etc. Eventually they realize that yes indeed they did spend that much....and finally decide to pay you. All the while muttering and shaking their head. :laughing:
     
  18. Lintasare

    Lintasare Holy Carp!

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    I used to work as a bank teller. I have had people pull money out of their bras, their shoes, socks, you name it. I must have had a good immune system because I almost never got sick.

    But the worst was the woman I observed at Wal-Mart. She licked each bill before handing it to the poor cashier who looked revolted. The woman's excuse...she had macular degeneration and couldn't see. So you can tell the denomination by taste?
     
  19. AmericangirlinFrance

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    Oh, some of these are BAD!

    Down here in south Florida, the vast majority of grocery store customers (and residents) are retirees or snowbirds from the Northeast (think NY/NJ, etc). And they all talk SO LOUDLY in the most heinous New Jersey accents you've ever heard (no offense, NJ people!). And I guess they must mostly be deaf, because in the store they are all YELLING AT EACH OTHER AT TOP VOLUME in these accents. Generally husbands and wives. ("BIIIILLL?! YOU FAHGAAAHT THE BUTTAH! I TOLD YOU NOT TO FAHHGIT THE BUTTAH!") And you can hear it all. over. the. store. :lmao:

    One time when I was going into the store, there was an older lady who had just checked out, and apparently had realized that she had lost her cane somewhere in the store. So, did she go back into the aisles to get it? (Btw, she had a younger companion with her). No, she's at customer service screaming that "SOMEONE HERE STOLE MY CANE! ONE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES STOLE MY CANE!" And it went on and on. Sigh...

    I should add a disclaimer - I am not saying these stories to make fun of older people. All of these people seemed to be very able bodied and on the younger side of elderly (i.e., mid to late 60s) - I wouldn't make fun of an older person who was clearly having difficulties.

    And the worst. All of them insist on writing a check when they check out!!! :sad2:
     
  20. BigPumba

    BigPumba Earning My Ears

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    I had the same thing happen this was also a book store so we would also find books in the toilet
     
  21. Sgt Mickey

    Sgt Mickey <font color=red>I will always remember where I was

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    ewww to some of these and :lmao: I worked at a Tops (supermarket in upstate NY) for three years before I joined the AF so I feel for you.

    I work at banana republic now so back to the people business and people are gross :rolleyes:
     

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