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    What do you think about...

    ...this?

    BBC News - Sainsbury's apologises to mobile customer refused service

    This article made me think. In my opinion, it is rude to be on the phone at the check out.

    Thoughts?

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    Nothing I used to hate more when I worked at the cinema than people on their bloody phones, it is just ridiculously rude.

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    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
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    Yeah, I just refuse to believe that the majority of conversations people would be having on the phone in a place like a supermarket would be so important that they could not hang up for a minute or two to be civil to the person serving them.

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    I really don't understand why so many people think it is acceptable.

    Always wanted to refuse them but tended just to give them no courtesy back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    I really don't understand why so many people think it is acceptable.

    Always wanted to refuse them but tended just to give them no courtesy back.
    It's a bit different in the cinema though isn't it? As you would need to speak to them presumably.

    Not that it isn't rude, mind.

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    Yeah look its probably rude, but the checkout employee seems to have acted like a dick (if the report is accurate).

    "Well, you learn something new every day" - what a douchebag thing to say.

    And since its not Sainsburys policy to not serve people on phones, she was also misrepresenting the company.

    Sack the employee the only way forward. Not like one other person is going to hugely affect England's massive unemployment rate anyway. Just like another drop in the ocean

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    How hard would it be to use one of the automatic checkouts instead if you didn't want to be interrupted? We've even got them in NZ ffs.
    Exit pursuing a beer

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    Yes, quite. Mind you, those automated checkouts are a pest.

    "Please place item in the bagging area". **** off ****, it IS in the bagging area.

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    please take your items. yeah hang on ****
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Yeah, I just refuse to believe that the majority of conversations people would be having on the phone in a place like a supermarket would be so important that they could not hang up for a minute or two to be civil to the person serving them.
    Nah, if you're in the supermarket, you're not there to make friends, you're there to get your stuff and go home. So long as you're paying enough attention to competently buy your stuff and get out of other customers' way you've no reason to hang up.
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    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
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    It's not a case of making friends though, but being well-mannered.

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    It is just a case of not being a rude **** to be honest.

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    I really think at a Sainsbury's you're being well mannered enough just to get through efficiently. You don't have to stop for a chat.



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