Their are many things about supermarkets I dislike.
Things like the car park, the layout of and constant rearranging of the layout, people not being prepared to pay for their comestibles after waiting in the queue and then waiting until everything is rung up before hunting for their purse, the long queues, far too much choice in brands of goods. But my gripe today is about bread.
There is always plenty of sliced bread. But I don't like sliced bread except to toast. I like a nice fresh bakery loaf. Most times.I bake a loaf myself using a breadmaker. Bit with no yeast I found myself looking in the supermarket a full two hours before it closed both last night and today
And what did I find? The instore bakery had sliced all of a full score of loaves, both wholemeal and white leaving no loaves uncut. When I asked about this, I was told they 'have to' slice the loaves when they have finished the day's baking which put me close to meltdown. it does not make any sense to me as I am sure that many other customers would also prefer an unsliced loaf. I refuse to have a sliced loaf. I like my bread cut three inches thick so I can delight in the texture of the fluffy inner, feeling it melt away in my mouth. If I want sliced bread there is plenty of choice of sliced loaves, and I am quite capable of cutting it myself. Even a loaf sliced from the bakery loaf tastes totally different when it is cut into half inch thick slices rather than the chunks I like.
On both occasions they have lost a customer and I made do with a bowl of shredded wheat instead. And I will get some.yeast and continue continue to bake my own bread which will only be sliced at tje point of eating, and I can savour the flavour of a nice chunky piece.
What do others find annoying about supermarkets,, or is there anyone who thinks supermarkets are like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.
One of my obsessive compulsions is visiting supermarkets every day. If I don't I get very anxious about missing a bargain.
Every supermarket has a unique character.
I have to confess that I am one of these people who doesn't put things back where they find them. I sometimes get to the checkout and find the queues ridiculously long. So I dump the shopping and leave. Most often in Aldi.
I don't like Aldi for that reason. I prefer the self-service supermarket checkouts.
Why go into Aldi at all if that's a common experience for you?
I rail against it because I know that there's more than enough for supermarket workers to do, and working against tight deadlines, without having to return dumped stuff to the shelves or throw it away. One of the reasons I didn't stick it at Morrison's was that I could no longer cope with the whip-cracking schedules: stock to rotate, stock to replenish, deliveries to unload, audits to do (all very time-sensitive), waste to account for, reductions to be done (loads on produce). Like I said, we had to cut corners all the time, which meant not doing the job properly - something my autistic brain found hard to deal with. And just to make matters worse... there were all those baskets of dumped shopping that I had to run around the store putting back on the shelves because someone couldn't be bothered to do it.
One of the reasons that people shop in supermarkets (apart from the lower prices on many things) is the convenience. Everything under one roof. So, it saves time having to go to lots of different shops. If people are therefore saving time, is it too much to ask to spend a little of that saved time returning unwanted goods to the shelves?