I just came from the grocery store. Seldom do they offer to take my stash out for me which is fine by me. Unless I have something heavy I don't need someone holding my hand out to the car.
Today, the gal offered to take my cart out for me. I told her no don't worry I got it. She said no, I got it. I just looked at her perplexed and could feel my dog fight smile coming on. I said thanks but no. Then she just stood there holding onto my cart like she didn't hear and if she did she didn't care.
There was going to be a grocery cart cat fight! LOL!
Luckily someone else hollared at her for help and when she walked away I grabbed my cart and went!
So silly. But I couldn't believe her nerve.
This message has been edited by BidersSpite on May 4, 2012 8:12 PM
That bothers me for some reason, too. The Kroger I go to almost always loads it into one of their trolleys they'll take out for you. As soon as they start bagging, I always politely request they put the bags back in my regular cart. They know what it means.
Actually, I do know why I don't want them bringing my bags to my car. I feel I have to tip them, and let's face it, every dollar counts. I can load my own groceries! Sorry, man, no tip from me. But I'm not going to have them bring my bags out and them stiff them, either.
I have never tipped a grocery carry outer person. I guess I am kinda Dwight like that. First of all it's something I can do myself and second I didn't ask for the service and third its their friggin job.
Yeah, reading this is kinda weird for me too. I've never even heard of people who do such a thing in a supermarket. At the stores around me, not only does no one ever offer to help carry anything, but on your way out even boy scouts and girl scouts (depending on the day) mug you for money or canned goods.
I have a little insight on this. One of my best GF's son worked in a grocery store. They would rather take your bags out to the car and get outside than be in the store customer after customer bagging groceries. Also? The main chains in the US do not ALLOW you to tip them. If they accept they can be fired. It is a courtesy.
So next time, consider you are giving them a little break from the monotony if you let them walk you to the car