I did real life grocery shopping today (get it delivered 95% of the time) and went prepared with a bottle, water and snack to keep DS happy.
While I was in the biscuit isle, i went past what looked like 2 kids in a trolley, their mum and their grandmother. The grandmother picks some packs of biscuits off the shelves, opens one of the packets and gives each of the girls a cookie saying something like "this should keep you happy/quiet".
Personally I think it's quite rude to do that - open something before you've paid for it, even if you intend on paying. Am I alone?!
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06-03-2012 19:09 #1
Do you open a packet of food before paying?
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06-03-2012 19:15 #2
Hmm I'm one of the rude ones then, I always let DD pick a fruit squeeze (those rafferty garden ones) and she eats that while we are shopping. Doesn't matter whatever else I take for her she wants one. It gets put in the trolley and scanned at checkout and the ladies always put it in the bin for us. Never thought anyone would think it rude to be honest.
06-03-2012 19:16 #3
I used to until I was a struggling student and check my bank account one day and heard I had $5 in account so as I was going through check out opened to mars I was craving and started eating it. Than absolutely horrified a few minutes later when my card declined because it was $5 debit not $5 and I hadnt heard the debit part!
06-03-2012 19:16 #4
No, nor do I let her have a drink. I see it a lot though, parents taking share packs of chips and taking one out, or grabbing a juice or flavoured milk and giving it to kids. I often wonder what the workers think when they scan it.
06-03-2012 19:17 #5
Plus we use self serve so if we open something it won't scan and weigh properly
06-03-2012 19:19 #6
No never. If I want something half way through I go line up, pay for it, tell them I am taking back in.
06-03-2012 19:20 #7Senior Member
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Oh I do it all the time - even for myself if I'm thirsty. I don't see it as rude at all, and the checkout operators don't bat an eyelid. I'm not stealing.
06-03-2012 19:21 #8Senior Member
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I used to work in a IGA and it never bothered me. They were being honest and paying for it, management were more concerned with shop lifting to be honest.
I myself while shopping will open a drink if I am thirsty. Or often keep the wrappers of lollipops that my DD's had (on the rare occasion they behaved enough for one).
06-03-2012 19:22 #9
I've opened a pump before and given DD a drink
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Not all the time, but I have. Usually it's just to take a sip out of my drink while waiting in queue though.
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