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    Question Check out aisle for disabled access

    I went to a different supermarket than my local and when I approached the checkout aisles, one of them had a disabled access sign, so I moved to a different checkout.

    The girl on the check out called me over, so I figured it was okay, and maybe it just had a wider aisle but was not for the sole use of disabled people.

    As my stuff was nearly being finished a lady in a wheel chair came up behind me and asked (fairly loudly) if I was a moron or just f*^%#}g blind as it was a disabled checkout only.

    I replied that I was directed to use this checkout, to which the lady started ranting quite nastily to the young girl.

    I paid for my stuff and left while the manager wa trying to calm the lady down and he DID say it was for better disabled access but not the for the sole use of disabled people.

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    I think that woman was crazy

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    Yeah, those signs are to indicate that the aisle is wide enough for wheelchair access, but not that it is solely for the disabled.

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    I always use it if it's free- the pram fits through easier (double). I thought it was for anyone who required wider access and if not being used by disabled then anyone can. Seriously are they expected to have a checkout open for the 2-3 people per hour in a wheelchairs sole use.

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    never heard of disabled access only check outs, surely it would have been sign posted as such if it were. Wheelchair lady sounds like a bish to me!

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    What a nutter.

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    it's just a wider access checkout. It's ridiculous for the woman to propose that it is for the sole use of people with a disability.

    The sign is just to flag it as a wider checkout for people with disabilities, large prams or whatever can't fit through a more narrow checkout.

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    I think the woman has a bit of a chip on her shoulder, it's not like you were parking in a disabled car park which is something that gets me (an able body person) quite irate. The disabled isle is exactly there for what the manager stated, it's just a bigger isles and not just for those who are disabled. You and the cashier were in the right

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    I don't think she is quite right in the head to be honest.

    She had no right to abuse you.

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    Seriously what a nong. Does she think supermarkets employ someone to sit at a wheelchair register all day waiting for people with wheelchairs!?

    The sign simply indicates it is wheelchair friendly.

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