First of all, we all do these things, even me. As a cashier, I complain but I do them too sometimes.
The light above my register is off. My closed sign is up. People still ask me if my line is open.
Customers who like to pile their groceries high, like it is a game of Jenga. It is not helpful to me to have to pull down a tower of paper towels.
Customers who throw down their keys and expect me to find their store card.
Customers who stack their card on their groceries and hide their coupons in with the groceries.
Customers who hold their groceries back on a moving belt. The belt will keep moving until there is something to block the sensor.
Customers who constantly touch and move their groceries after they are on the belt.
Customers who front load their groceries. As soon as I pick something up off of the belt it is replaced by another item.
Customers who stack their items on the belt to the absolute limit so that the items have a tendency to fall across the scanner when I haven’t finished with the previous customer.
Customers who thrust their store card in my face when I haven’t finished with the previous customer.
Customers who see my open lane with no one in it and say things like, “Are you waiting for me?” “You look bored/ lonely.” “Are you open?” Do you know how many times I have to hear this a day?
Customers who put their hand basket on the belt without unloading it. I’m short. Do you know how much of a pain it is to reach up and over the edge of the basket?
For the express lane: The sign reads ’12 items or fewer’ and not ‘the rules don’t apply to you’ and certainly not ’12 items plus or minus 24 other things.’
For the love of God, if you don’t want something, hand it to me and don’t stick your can of hair spray in the candy rack.
Seriously, the line is 6 people deep and you have one item? Learn to use the self scan check-out lanes.