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.
Lack of Windows
Illogical ordering of goods on shelves
The trolleys squeaking
The thought of all the other people who have touched the trolley handles
The light reflecting off the floor
Shoes squeaking on the floors
Entire families doing the shop when one person could take the list
Too much choice
Too much packaging
The announcements over the speakers
The tinny music
Having taste tests thrust at me
Goods that aren't groceries and shouldn't be in a supermarket
The capitalist, corporate greed
The consumer greed
The carrier bags
The car park
Wonky signs that need straightening
Wonky produce on shelves that needs straightening
People putting goods down in the wrong section
The beep at the tills
The dead animals in the meat section which is impossible to avoid
The dairy free section containing products which have animal derivatives in them that just aren't from cows.
The lack of natural light
The waste of my life that will never be returned to me after spending time there
The rudeness of other customers
Other customers trying to make conversation
Other customers blocking aisles
The lack of a one way system to navigate the aisles
The ridiculous slogans used to sell goods
They're just the ones that come to mind straight away but I've not been to a supermarket in four years so in all likelihood things have deteriorated further.