Has Some Serious Bag Baggage, Part 6

, , , , | Right | October 29, 2020

A woman approaches my till with a bottle of water and a T-shirt. Most carrier bags in the UK have a minimum charge of 5p.

Me: “Hello, do you need a bag?”

Customer: “I don’t pay for bags!”

I start scanning her items.

Customer: *Sneering* “Do you have any paper cups in stock this time?”

Me: “I think we have a few left down our homeward aisle.”

It has been a very hot weekend, so we have sold a lot of cups, plates, cutlery, etc., for barbeques.

Customer: “You never have any at the tills? How am I meant to drink this? Out of the bottle, like a common teenager?”

Me: “I’m afraid we have never supplied free cups for bottles, madam.”

Customer: “No wonder your company is going down the pan!”

I start folding the shirt she has bought.

Customer: *Snatching it* “Don’t bother; it will just get dirty when I have to carry it through the street! Why can’t you do fully biodegradable bags like they do in Germany? I hate this country!”

I do debate pointing out that our new bags are much more eco-friendly, but I know that whatever 

I say it will be “wrong,” so I simply settle for:

Me: “You’ll have to take it up with management, madam. Here’s your receipt.”

She stormed off, still ranting.

Related:
Has Some Serious Bag Baggage, Part 5
Has Some Serious Bag Baggage, Part 4
Has Some Serious Bag Baggage, Part 3
Has Some Serious Bag Baggage, Part 2
Has Some Serious Bag Baggage

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