Ok be honest.
DD (18) and I just got into huge fight over what I said to the check out lady.
I just brought a months worth of meat and few other groceries, including a 2ltr of cold juice. The checkout operator put the juice, butter,and ham (from the deli) in the same bag as two trays of raw chicken (that were leaky). I very calmly said "umm what done here is dangerous, putting raw chicken with drinks and food that you don't cook. It can cause food poisoning and could kill unborn babies." I am obversely pregnant. The checkout said nothing. My dd went off at me for saying anything at all. She hates confrontations. I had to unpacked the groceries and repack them.
So is it unreasonable to except that your cold drink isn't put into the same bag as leaky raw chicken packets.
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13-01-2012 15:11 #1
Was I being a hormonal b**** ?
13-01-2012 15:14 #2
eww, no. not unreasonable at all.
13-01-2012 15:15 #3
I think the check out chick saying nothing is pretty rude. What you've said is totally reasonable - and true. I'd be concerned about the butter & ham as they aren't 100% sealed.
13-01-2012 15:17 #4
Not unreasonable at all... i would say the same and do i mostly go to my friends daughter and she know's what i am like so i know that they will be packed correctly, I don't think other people understand the risks a lot of the time.
13-01-2012 15:18 #5
I used to be a checkout chick,and still pack my groceries the same way I learnt.I am a bit OCD when I do my groceries put them on Aldi checkout in their little "groups"
I would have said something too
13-01-2012 15:19 #6
13-01-2012 15:19 #7Senior Member
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I wouldn't personally know that was dangerous, however adequate training should be given by the supermarkets.
I think it's good to educate the check-out operator. I assume you said it politely.
Perhaps you should contact the supermarket to refresh their staff on safe packing of groceries.
13-01-2012 15:33 #8
13-01-2012 15:41 #9
It sounds like you were polite and the checkout chick just didn't give a hoot. I imagine the supermarket would care though, if you got sick from something like that happening they wouldn't like that negative publicity.
I usually ask them to put meat in a separate bag, I just assume they know why but on reflection maybe they don't?
13-01-2012 15:42 #10
Ok.. *TO ME* you had every right to say something, but what you said seems a bit...I dunno....telling offy Lol I would have gone with 'can you please separate the chicken cos I dont like the juice leaking onto other stuff'. Ive said that before. No big deal.
I dont see why anyone would expect the check out chick to say anything in return. She's just going about her business. You just told her off....she isnt your child, nor did she do anything wrong to you. She probably was busy thinking '****, how much longer till I can go home' or was completely embarrassed that a stranger told her off. "Omg Im soo sorry I could have killed your unborn baby" would seem like a really weird thing to say.
Thats just my take on it.
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