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.
I hate supermarkets that are too big and that keep moving stuff around. I know why they do it, but I write my shopping list out in the order that I will encounter items in the store and I get flustered when things aren't where I expect them to be. I do a weekly online shop from Sainsbury's and then go to Aldi at the weekend for fresh fruit & veg and some other items which are cheaper. I can cope with Aldi as it's smaller and usually has more checkouts open, meaning shorter queues. Also they don't play annoying music and don't have those annoying "self service" checkouts where I usually fail to check out successfully and have to get a member of staff to help out.
I hate those self serving check outs as well, I always have to get a staff member over and out of all of the supermarkets, I prefer Aldi, it’s quieter and I like the staff and customers best at Aldi. I start doing online shopping on Monday - Yay but will need to still go to Tesco’s when I want some super delicious coconut yoghurt and the health food store once a month and that’s my shopping done. I can’t wait to get started now :)