Signs of our times May 9 by golftragic

Signs of our times May 9

This policy requires a great deal of agility to comply with its requirements. The express checkout is so small you can't remove the items to pack quickly enough while you're still unloading. And the regular checkouts (which aren't open at this early time) require extraordinary gymnastic manoeuvres to unpack quickly enough whilst also trying to pack stuff at the other end. I now just chuck my stuff in the trolley and pack it in bags outside.
That does seem a bit weird. Here the till all have a sheet of plexiglass in front of the cashier.
May 28th, 2020  
OMG! This explains why people would rather order on line! (I wasn't trained well enough for this!)
May 28th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana This is a small supermarket and Coles doesn't seem to think it merits screens. Whereas the large and more modern Coles story around 1Km away has those screens. Dunno why.
May 28th, 2020  
@Weezilou Me either Louise. I shop early, well before most people are in the store so have lots of wiggle room and the checkout folks are in good moods.
May 28th, 2020  
Some literature to read. I am angry about wrapping all surfaces. Do you also have a ball on the floor where you can stand? I have the impression that common sense is already dead!
May 28th, 2020  
@haskar Yep, all the shops have dots or crosses on the floors to tell we sheep where to stand. I hear you about common sense but what I see here all too often is that older people are using their common sense, but many younger people seem to think the whole thing is rubbish, thus endangering everyone else.
May 28th, 2020  
Don't think I'd shop there!
May 28th, 2020  
Crikey not much room here. I wonder what happens if you don't carry out the instructions correctly
May 28th, 2020  
You are on the right track packing into bags later, Marnie. I am lucky I can still shop online. Nevertheless, am interested in your photo and remarks.
May 28th, 2020  
I hope these work better than the ones at my local Walmart.
May 28th, 2020  
I wonder if we'll ever go back to cashiers packing shopping for you.
May 28th, 2020  
Great commentary shot Marnie!
May 28th, 2020  
Oh my
May 29th, 2020  
@gilbertwood I shop there all the time. It used to be a Bi-Lo and is still aimed at much the same market. It's a fairly small shop, I know the regular staff and I know where everything is. Plus, I mostly shop well before most people are in shopping mode.
May 29th, 2020  
@onewing Maybe vapourised?? Nah, the pleasant young checkout lass just handed me my stuff that didn't fit in the tiny space.
May 29th, 2020  
@ethelperry I've been thinking about online grocery shopping for some time Ethel but I do like to check out the f&v and meat myself. I'll often change what I'd planned to buy depending on freshness and price.
May 29th, 2020  
@marlboromaam They work pretty well most of the time. The older people are mostly polite and patient. The same cannot be said of a significant percentage of younger shoppers.
May 29th, 2020  
@merrelyn I sure hope so. We need to get ourselves free of this bloody virus first though and it seems to be remarkably persistent.
May 29th, 2020  
@robz Ta muchly.
May 29th, 2020  
@jgpittenger I said something similar when I first saw this string of orders.
May 29th, 2020  
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