PnP rant!

Gah!  I hate going to Pick n Pay at the best of times.  Doing a large shop, 7 and a bit months pregnant with Aaron in tow… not so much fun!

In fact I hate shopping in its entirety ( I know, I know but I checked, I AM a girl even though I hate shopping).

Thing is, if your staff are happy and willing to help me then it makes shopping with you that much nicer.

So, back to my rant…

I go to PnP Norwood today, I push a freaking heavy trolley up and down the isles with a moaning, tired Aaron in the seat.  I get to the till and the lady asks if I want bags.  I say yes.  At this point we are both being very friendly.  So she gets to the end of the scanning part and the packer asks if I want bags for the 2 litre cold drinks, I say no thanks.  So the cashier totals everything and puts through my card but didnt check if there was more stuff (other than the cold drinks) that needed bags.  Now I’ve paid but we need at least 2 more bags for small stuff.  She tells the packer to just put the stuff loose in the trolley.  I say no, she must give me bags, I asked for bags.  She gets huffy with me because I must pay for them.  After she put my card through!

My thinking is that I asked for bags right at the beginning.  She should have made sure that she rang up enough bags before processing the payment.  If she made a mistake then she/PnP must give me the bags for free.

At this point I was so gatvol of pushing trolleys, whinging, crying child and just plain tired that I dug out R1 from the bottom of my bag and paid for 2 shopping bags rather than argue with the now sullen and difficult cashier.

But Im still fuming over it!



4 Replies to “PnP rant!”

  1. Know just how you feel! Just today we went to pick up a few items and we asked for a bag. The lady that was packing the items then proceeded to leave so I packed the bag myself. When she returned she dug through the bag and removed a pie (which didn’t have a price) and tried to take it through to the bakery to check. We had to tell her about her “own” specials of buy 2 get 1 free… Gah!!

  2. I’ve had the exact same thing. Yes I would like bags and then end up with a trolley full of loose items. Why ask if you’re going to ignore me anyway?

    This wasn’t at Pick ‘n Pay though to be fair. Best I not get started on why I’m not shopping there until the strike is over … 🙁

  3. My pet hate – is getting to the till, telling them you want some bags, and then they either just ignore you or ask you just after you’ve told them you want the bags.

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