Self-service checkouts have divided shoppers, with some liking them – and others preferring to stick with regular staffed checkouts.
That hasn’t stopped people from trying to slow down the checkout staff, who are renowned for their rapid digitization in stores.
A new technique for slowing down staff has now gone viral and is dividing shoppers almost as much as cash machines.
A shopper who proudly shared his own tip on Facebook faced a bit of backlash from others, who said that super-fast checkouts were one of the main perks of shopping at the supermarket, and even went to so far as to say that they should be banned from the store.
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A photo shared on an Aldi Facebook group shows individual items spaced the length of the conveyor belt, forcing checkout staff to wait for them to slowly reach the checkout before they can scan them.
It was captioned: “In your face Aldi. Just so that we had time to pack our bags and really split opinions in the comments below, people were wondering if the tactic was great or infuriating.
One person responded by saying, “People like you who pack their bags at the checkout are so boring and selfish. Try to pack your bags on the bench like everyone else. “
And a third added, “I despise when people do that. “
But not everyone was so critical, as others thanked them for sharing the tip and even suggested they give it a try themselves the next time they visit the store, the Mirror reports. .
However, two members of the Facebook group who said they work at Aldi revealed that this is a trick many customers try to employ – and that they have their own methods of overcoming it.
A staff member replied, “I have clients doing this, I just raised my arm to move the belt, let it all pile up and then started scanning.
And another said they were doing the exact same thing, writing, “When I was working at Aldi and people were doing this, I would hold the first piece of the sensor with my arm until it all just piled up. “