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Aussie Aldi Hack To Make The Checkout Go Slower Has Been Branded Selfish

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Aussie Aldi Hack To Make The Checkout Go Slower Has Been Branded Selfish

A hack to slow down the manic, breakneck pace at the Aldi checkout has been branded as 'selfish' by fans of the discount supermarket.

In a post containing a screenshot - seemingly taken from another social media page - one Facebook user shared a way to keep the Roadrunner-esque speed of the checkout workers to an easy-to-manage pace.

So, less 'meep meep' and more 'beep beep'.

"In your face Aldi. Just so we got time to pack," the post reads, alongside a picture of a very spaced out conveyor belt.

Credit: Facebook/Aldi Fans Australia
Credit: Facebook/Aldi Fans Australia

And just like Wile E. Coyote's every scheme to thwart Roadrunner, this ingenious little hack has backfired massively.

The sneaky little trick was quickly dubbed 'selfish' by a large chunk of punters in the Aldi Fans Australia group.

One person said: "People like you [who are] packing their bag at the register [are] annoying and selfish. Try packing at the bench like everyone else."


A second added: "You know if you have issues with their scanning system you can go to Coles and Woolies any time. No one asked you to come Aldi."

A third went right for the jugular: "Rude, selfish, and very inconsiderate of other customers and staff. You should be banned. It's that simple."

But despite invoking the anger of Aldi Australia fans, a few piped up with the point that this isn't an original idea at all.

A former Aldi worker revealed that the checkout workers are aware of these antics: "I would hold the first item back from the sensor with my arm until everything piled up."

Credit: Paula Solloway / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Paula Solloway / Alamy Stock Photo

An Aldi shift supervisor also had her two cents worth: "I just make the belt continue to move so all the items bulk together."

There is always another way you can slow down the cashier at the checkouts... you can just ask them.

“Our employees will review and adjust their scan speed based on how quickly or slowly each customer packs their shopping. If any customer would like an Aldi employee to slow down at the checkout, we encourage them to kindly request this,” an Aldi Australia spokeswoman told news.com.au.


Aldi checkouts are quickly scanned and then paid for, with customers encouraged to use the benches that sit just past the checkout to pack their groceries into bags.

Checkout operators are required to scan a minimum of 1,000 items an hour and will get a written warning if they underperform, as per a previous news.com.au report.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Aldi Fans Australia. Ian Dagnall/Alamy Stock Photo.

Topics: Aldi, News, Australia

Rachel Lang
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