I really hate going grocery shopping these days. And not because it takes so much time or is such a hassle dragging 2 kids with me. What I hate is that the service has gone so far down hill that it's just a total pain. When I first moved out here I got a job at a local grocery store. They were on a CONSTANTLY about our service levels. Talking to the next cashier over or the bagger while ringing up a customer....didn't happen. Totally ignoring the customer while ringing them up? Wouldn't think of it! Even otu of those things there is one that just irks me to the core ever single time.
It's the way they bag groceries. Either they put 3 things in a bag so you end up with a million of them. Or, they mix products. Like tonight when I stopped for a few things. My meat was in the same bag as my fabric softner. Seriously??? I thought bagging was like basic knowledge skills. You bag like items. Frozen with frozen, meats together, cans together, etc. Apparently thats just too difficult for them these days.
Oh ya, and god forbid they actually bag all the groceries and put them in the cart. Never would we start ringing up another customer before the one we just had was completely done. No, tonight I still had at least 6 bags on the counter as was tryign to load up the cart. Course I was rebagging items and correctin gmistakes. Did the guy help me out? Nope, he starts ringing up the next lady.
Geesh....maybe they shoudl start giving out discounts for customers who have to take care of their own bagging and loading. What happened to good service?