I went to Waitrose today just to buy seville oranges.
They have the most insane self-checkout system ever. You put your shopping on the lower shelf, scan the item and place in a bag on the top shelf, which is shoulder height and approximately 35cms square! Now I am shorter than the top of bag you can see in the photo, so unless you just let things drop in .... Trying to balance two 2kg bags of oranges on the shelf without a bag was a challenge!
I get very irate in supermarkets. There's not always a tall person around to pass down things from the top shelf and I've heard some awful cracks when standing on a bottom shelf to reach up. Last time I was in Tesco I asked if I could have one of those cone step-up thingies to put in my trolley.
Ah, how I miss the days when I used to go into Tesco to do a weeekly shop.
Whiling away the hours (okay, possibly 10 minutes) scanning aisles in a desperate attempt to find a member of staff taller than me, to reach top shelf items. Any old staff member would do to get down to floor level for those pesky items at the back. Why they can't install some kind of thingy on bottom shelves, like they have for pushing stock forward on make-up shelves is beyond me.
I can't remember the last time I saw a local greengrocer @lewis. A farmshop may have them I suppose, but they are only around for 3-4 weeks, and I doubt there would be much call for them these days. Waitrose are the only reliable source each year, and they are good quality, so no waste.
Post by Berry McPaper-cuts on Jan 27, 2022 10:38:30 GMT
I have developed a technique which works at M&S Food Halls. I look for a couple where the man is tall. I then ask the woman if I can please borrow her partner to get something down from the top shelf as I can’t reach it. Never been refused help.