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Old 02-13-2008, 03:00 PM   #51
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note to self: never get behind vb at the supermarket check outs... (he hee)
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:06 PM   #52
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note to self: never get behind vb at the supermarket check outs... (he hee)
I seriously almost had a T-shirt made for my friend that said, "Get behind me in line at your own risk!" Sometimes it is her fault, sometimes it is the cashier's fault, and sometimes something just malfunctions, but the line almost always stops when she is there!

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Old 02-13-2008, 03:09 PM   #53
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lol, barbara.

from the wisdom of apu: get in line behind pathetic single men. only cash, no chit chat...
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #54
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great joke

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i like to snap my fingers and shout c'mere boy" when i need the dishes bussed, and a bucket brought to the table with a wafer thi

it depends on what type of restaurant i'm in, and the "expected" level of service. if there's one waiter who's also bussing his own tables in a family type restaurant, we stack dishes to help out.

if we're in a higher end joint with (what should be) ample service, i will politely sit back a little to allow the dishes to be taken away. no stacking.

wasn't that a great skit. just one little mint, sir.
sometimes i help and sometimes i don't. don't know what makes the decision.

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Old 02-14-2008, 06:49 AM   #55
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We never finish eating at the same time no matter what course so when eat course is finished we put our dish at the end of the table for the server to whisk away. I too don't like for anyone to reach over me.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:58 AM   #56
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We're on first name basis with the waiters/waitresses in most of the restaurants around here. I like it that way. I feel so comfortable in these places, and it's so nice to be greeted with a GENUINE smile.
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I hate it when people just shove things any old place--especially when it is something that needs to be refrigerated or frozen. That is just so inconsiderate.
I agree, but what I hate worse is the person(s) that work at that supermarket and put the said refrigerator/freezer items back in refrigerator/freezer area when the item is warm and it's obvious that it's been away from it's designated area for too long.
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note to self: never get behind vb at the supermarket check outs... (he hee)
Think about it....I've just spent $200, and placed it all on the belt. Why on earth would I want to go pick it back up and place it in bags? Tell me, when you buy a pair of shoes or some cool clothes for your son, do you have to put it into the bags, too?? It's a racket that the general public has fallen for, hook, line and sinker.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:32 PM   #59
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food is a little different than clothing or toys, imo.

if i've spent the time to pick out the best that i can find of each ingredient, i don't mind helping them get home unblemished.

it would be nice if they had a competent bagger at each register, but i've seen them jam all kinds of stuff on top of more fragile things.

food stores themselves make it possible to help out just by making bags available. (while i'm sure they'd say that they're meeting the demands of certain customers who prefer to bag their own, it's probably more about operating cost reduction.)

in a toy or clothing store, i always stand back and let them bag. you pretty much have to.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:40 PM   #60
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I rather enjoy bagging my own groceries when there isn't someone available. I put like things together and place frozen with other things that could benefit from the cool. I don't ever get when someone puts leaky raw chicken in with my romaine I also don't want my grapefruits in the same bag as my tomatoes.

I don't think there is any right or wrong here - it's just a matter of preference. I don't see it as a racket - I see it as what I like to do.
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