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17 December 2012 @ 09:32 pm
A clarification of my previous post about Kroger and carts  
Now that I've reread my own post several times, I realize it's ambiguous. Here's the actual order of events:

* Cashier standing at end of open lane invites me to her lane. I accept.

* Cashier offers to unload my cart. I say, "oh, no, thanks."

* Cashier walks behind checkstand; I start to unload cart; cashier starts to ring me up. As far as I can tell, I'm keeping up with the cashier.

* Suddenly, a bagger is between me and the cart, saying, "Here, miss, let me help you unload." [Tangent: "Miss"? Really? I haven't been called "Miss" in decades and I've come to prefer "Ma'am".]

* I am very startled, and automatically apologize for being too slow.

* Bagger says, "Oh, no, not at all," but I'm already upset and shaking.

* I spill my wallet all over the checkstand, and babble more apologies as the cashier helps me clean up the mess I've just made.

* Bagger offers to take my cart to the car and load it for me, and I decline MUCH more fervently. I don't recall my exact words, but I think they were along the lines of, "Oh no no, please no!"

* I come home and post, while crying and swearing I'm never going to a human cashier again if I can possibly avoid it.

So, in retrospect, I think it was probably more like 75% my fault and only about 25% Corporate Policies I Still Don't Like.
 
 
 
Cat Sitting Stillcatsittingstill on December 18th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
None of this sounds like your fault to me. "No means no at Kroger's too" as girlgoyle says.

Even if they're not quite down with the way you unload your cart (and frankly why on *Earth* would they care?), you are a customer, and your desires are to be catered to, within reason. (And "I want to unload my cart myself, thanks" strikes me as well within reason.)

I unload my own cart too--and would probably be pretty startled if someone moved in on me while I was doing it.

I'm sorry these strange people weirded you out so badly.