Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WFMW: Getting to Know Grocery-Store Cashiers

One of the downsides to grocery shopping once a month is that it can take a ridiculously long time to check out. Since we always shop at the same store I have made every effort to get to know all of the cashiers there. That way, I can choose my line based on which cashier I know is the quickest, friendliest, and most helpful. For example, my favorite cashier goes out of her way to be quick in scanning all of our purchases. She knows our children and never makes "you've got your hands full" comments. If she does not have a bagger on her lane, she will call for one before she even starts ringing us up. And perhaps most importantly, she always seems duly impressed by our plus card savings! That definitely works for me!

To read about what works for other people this week, make sure you stop by Shannon's blog.


Anonymous,  12:26 AM  

So true. A bad cashier can ruin the whole shopping trip.

Amanda 1:01 AM  

I always look for the ones that won't chat my ear off. lol! I know that sounds mean but everyone works slower when they are talking.

Niki Jolene 9:27 AM  

A bad cashier really can put a damper on your trip!

I usually go for the teen boy or young guy cashiers at the stores because they don't chew your ear off when you're in a hurry, and they don't hound you over every little coupon!


Laura 10:13 AM  

I've always had my favorite cashiers too! It's really kind of fun to have a relationship with your cashier!

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zakkalife 11:06 AM  

This a good tip and so true!

Teresa 12:40 PM  

I do the same thing, except I do it so that I have no trouble with my coupons. Some cashiers just don't understand how coupons work. Once I find one that is coupon friendly I make sure to get their name and use them often.
Lots of times it is the young guys that are really fun to check out with. :-)

Mom2fur 2:24 PM  

I prefer the self-check register, mostly because I don't want to deal with the 'coupon police.' I used to work with the woman who supervises the four self-checkers, and she likes me and lets me 'do my thing' without hovering. I'm always honest, but you know what I mean about cashiers who read coupons like they were looking for hidden messages, LOL!
BTW, I'm doing a 400th post giveaway on my blog, if you'd like to visit!

Chanin 2:56 PM  

Just found your blog and I LOVE it! Love your Menu plan list, I am printing it right now! I have 4 girls and spend WAY too much money on food!!!

Peggy 7:19 PM  

I have never consciously realized I do this, but now that you mention it...I do. LOL

Tamara 12:35 AM  

I love this idea and it has been such a blessing for our family. We have gotten to know WHY a certain cashier wasn't being friendly and able to ask her how she is feeling now that she is well and MUCH kinder!!

I just saw you are reading "The Irresistible Revolution" I LOVE THAT BOOK! It made me question SO many things! :)

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