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Aldi Shopper's Trick To Slow Down Staff Branded 'Selfish'

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Aldi Shopper's Trick To Slow Down Staff Branded 'Selfish'

Trying to keep pace with Aldi staff at the checkout could very well be an Olympic sport in its own right, it takes that much skill and precision.

But while there are those of us out there who live for the challenge, not everyone is so keen.

Some have gone to incredible lengths to slow the staff down, even resorting to scrunching up the labels on certain items in an attempt to gain a bit of time.

And one shopper recently came up with their own way of dealing with a scanner's quick hands, simply spreading their shopping apart on the conveyer belt.


In a post shared on Facebook, the customer has placed individual items in a long line on the belt so that the employee couldn't fire through as quickly as they'd have liked to.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

It was captioned: "In your face Aldi. Just so we got time to pack."

However, despite the cunning, the shopper was slammed by fellow customers, who branded the move 'selfish'.


According to reports, one disgruntled user said: "People like you packing their bag at the register is so annoying and selfish. Try packing at the bench like everyone else."

While another added: "If you can't handle it, go to Woolies or Coles OR actually use the bench supplied for packing which is away from the checkout."

This isn't the first time customers have attempted to slow checkout staff down, though.

Posting in the Aldi Mums Facebook group one shopper wrote: "You can ask them to slow down, I do. They don't mind. And never had a rude checkout operator either."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

And others were quick to agree that the cashier is more than happy to drop the breakneck scanning speed if necessary.

One replied: "I always ask the checkout workers at my local Aldi to slow down a bit, so I don't get overwhelmed.

"They always say yes and it's always very pleasant, never had a problem."


Discussing checkout speed previously, a spokesperson for Aldi said: "Our employees are trained to operate the checkout at the right pace for each individual person they serve."

It's also handy to remember that Aldi actually doesn't encourage packing at its tills, but instead urge customers to use the packing shelf instead.

Replying to a customer from its official Twitter account, Aldi said: "We ask that customers put their goods back in their trolley once they have been scanned at the checkout. We provide a packing shelf away from the till for customers to pack their shopping."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Aldi, Shopping, Facebook

Dominic Smithers
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