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The WalMarts here don't have that. They are the same size as the grocery store self checkouts.
Then find a line with a hot cashier
 

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I been going to same grocery store for 21 yrs. my wife worked here years ago. She was here 14yrs. Jewel-Osco. I know 99% of workers by first name.

I understand when the bagger leaves. Sometimes it just their break time. They MUST take it when the manager tells them too.

I have reached over and bagged my groceries more times than i can remember. The cashier is always very appreciative of my actions.

I also understand that many cashiers cannot ring up alcohol. After knowing someone that worked and ran the place. I really understand the unknown most people do not know about at stores.

Be patient if mood and pain is allowing.


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Store Employees don't bother me, customers do. Waiting for someone who has strategically blocked the aisle by turning the cart diagonally while she stands to the rear of it staring at the tomato soup like it's a huge decision which one to choose. She sees you, but she's making some point in her head by making you wait. Cart littering. Too much trouble to return the cart to the prolific cart racks, which may mean walking an extra ten feet there and back. The worst offenders are young Women for some reason.
 

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Store Employees don't bother me, customers do. Waiting for someone who has strategically blocked the aisle by turning the cart diagonally while she stands to the rear of it staring at the tomato soup like it's a huge decision which one to choose. She sees you, but she's making some point in her head by making you wait. Cart littering. Too much trouble to return the cart to the prolific cart racks, which may mean walking an extra ten feet there and back. The worst offenders are young Women for some reason.
I get that some folks are lazy (which still does not excuse sloppy behavior) and when they change their mind about something they put in their cart earlier, they abandon it in a random place rather than put it back where they got it. That's not so bad when they do this with room temperature products, but I can't count how many times I've found refrigerated items left on room temp shelves. I once found a quart of ice cream hidden away among loaves of bread. It got all the way up to room temp and had to be tossed. Come on, people!
 
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I don't like it when they put my carton of eggs and loaf of bread in the same bag -

Eggs have a risk of salmonella and since you don't cook your bread - even getting it on the outside of the bread wrapper could cause cross contamination.

I don't mind bagging my own groceries - except the plastic bags can be really hard to open - there must be some trick to it - or my old fingers don't work like they use to -
 
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I prefer to bag my own groceries, and the carts left in the isle or the parking lot do not bother me. Sometimes, just for fun, I have moved an unattended cart to the next isle and waited to see the reactions.

But there are two things that piss me off. And at times, it is hard to hold my tongue because there may be hidden reasons for both.

First, is when a customer brings a non-service animal into a grocery store. Almost every health dept has rules that sadly, many grocers choose not to enforce.

Second, is when the handicapped parking is abused by people who do not need the privilege.
 

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Baggers only show up to help the hot, sexy women ahead of me in line, they immediately leave when my ugly mug gets to the front, butt I'm in no rush while I enjoy the view in the meantime.

It's one less person to touch my food, and that's okay during this time of Covid.
IF you only could conceive of how many people handle your food, anywhere, before it hits your baggage.
 

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Extra baggers are commonly used to help lines get caught up. They are probably leaving to go back to what they were doing. Not a reason to call them lazy.
Well, the OP said he had to bag his own. I've noticed the discrimination myself a lot of times: middle-aged "Whitey" comes to check-out- C-ya! We are now the most discriminated against demographic in this nation! Tell me I'm wrong!
 

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At my local grocery store the bagger then offers to take them to the car for the person. Maybe that is where they disappear to. Also you don't have to bag just stand there someone will or the cashier will if it is important to you.


It seems to be happening alot lately. I get in line to check out and there is a person bagging groceries. This is not the cashier but an actual bagger. I am next in line to check out and when I look up the bagger is gone. Yes, most of the time our buggy is fairly full to full. This really irks me. I end up having to bag my groceries. These young folks are lazy.
 

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It seems to be happening alot lately. I get in line to check out and there is a person bagging groceries. This is not the cashier but an actual bagger. I am next in line to check out and when I look up the bagger is gone. Yes, most of the time our buggy is fairly full to full. This really irks me. I end up having to bag my groceries. These young folks are lazy.
The only place our groceries get bagged is at Safeway and only when we don't go through the self check out. It's not a bid deal to me. Does it irk you that there's no one at home to unbag them and put them away? :headscratch:
 

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Both my Children worked at a local grocery store one as a checker one as a bagger/stock boy. They both gained experience in working for a living. My Son told me bagging was part of the training, there's an art to it.
 

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We got voulenteer baggers at commissary, they do not get paid, they get tips. I find the help in the commissary very superior to the average grocery store.


Friendly, will help you find an item, will go to back room to get you something not on shelf, just not like the normal shopping experence.
 

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The only place our groceries get bagged is at Safeway and only when we don't go through the self check out. It's not a bid deal to me. Does it irk you that there's no one at home to unbag them and put them away? :headscratch:
That's what a woman is for.
 
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