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03/07/2013 at 08:56
I agree with the checkout person, it is extremely rude.
03/07/2013 at 08:59
Haha, I saw this. I've been to that Sainsburys. I agree with the checkout person too, it's just common courtesy isn't it? I think the woman going to the papers with this is a bit of a plonker.
03/07/2013 at 09:03
I agree with the checkout person. In my job I hate serving people who are on their phones, but I don't have the balls not to serve them, and just think to myself that they're ignorant gits.
03/07/2013 at 09:07
I think she's an idiot for selling her story. It's so rude to be on the phone when you are being served in a shop...
03/07/2013 at 09:14
I agree, the customer was rude and a bit stupid for going to the papers - you can just see from the comments and the poll what most people think! Not that DM comments should usually be agreed with
This is my local sainsbuggers Fi. The woman's a tw@t.
03/07/2013 at 09:18
I don't think she sold her story, I think she moaned to the local rag (Newsshopper) and the DM picked it up.
www.newsshopper.co.uk/.../10520083.Shopper___s_anger_at_Crayford_Sainsbury___s_checkout_mobile_phone_ban (comments on here are great too).
03/07/2013 at 09:22
I think it's rude to be on your phone, I often have to ask patients to come off their phone whilst I'm with them and I either get a mouthful of abuse or they tut, roll their eyes and tell the person on the other end they are being forced off their phone
03/07/2013 at 09:25
Do you know her Belle? I am glad that it isn't just me
03/07/2013 at 09:26
While I think it is rude to be on your phone and it is nice to converse with the person serving you. How many times have you answered the phone whilst waiting in the queue for the checkout?
I've had this argument once before.
Generally, I think it's very rude and not something I'd do. However the one time I've been on the phone in the queue/reaching the till was during the Debenhams boxing day sale, i'd been in queue for about 30mins with a huge haul of goodies when my Husband rang from Afghan, i'd not got to speak to him on Xmas day as the phones were so busy, and given he'd taken ages to try and find signal on the satellite phone, there was not a chance in hell I wasn't going to answer, and asking him to "call back in 5" isn't really an option.
When I got to the front, to the till, I was told to rejoin the queue until i'd finished my conversation and told I was very rude - I was cross (walked out of the shop without buying the huuuuge basket of stuff), but at the same time thought, well, it's fair enough, she doesn't know the circumstances and for all she knew could have been chit chatting with my mate - but I did inform her of them via an email to customer services, and did get an apology back too and a gift voucher IIRC. (I emailed to apologise / explain my rudeness).
03/07/2013 at 09:37
I haven't Mossy or if it rings, I would just walk away from the queue or call them back.
LM, what a shame
03/07/2013 at 09:44
If I'm on my phone I say to the checkout person, I'm sorry to appear so rude but it is an important call. When I was working for H for example. But I would only answer it never dial a call in a queue.
I would always answer the phone if it was A's school for example but I would say sorry, excuse me etc.
I think the woman was rude and the papers shouldnt have even listened to her 'story'.
03/07/2013 at 09:45
Never Mossy. I never answer my phone.
Fi No i don't know her
Ssshh it was in the Standard last night / Metro yesterday
03/07/2013 at 09:47
I think the woman is wrong and check out girl right. It is rude but a growing trend to ignore people and just be on mobile talking/texting
03/07/2013 at 10:45
LM I think in your case the people at the counter were rude and you were right to complain. It only takes a second to explain why you can't hang up.
But unless it is an important call like that then it should wait IMO.
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