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Fart Sandwiches
Apr 3, 2006

i never asked for this
on military bases with a commissary they have people who will bag your stuff and take it to your car but they donít get paid and work only for tips and if you try to waive them off, even in self checkout, they get really pissed. it was either retirees, spouses, or teens and the worst by far were the spouses. and gently caress goddamn if you didnít have any cash for a tip

I just stopped going because despite being tax free they just added a ďstocking feeĒ which was the same as tax and then you had to tip the bagger. just absolute scam all around

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Jim Silly-Balls
Jun 6, 2001

Fondle my shiny metal ass


Agile Vector posted:

i kinda liked bagging. the front manager was decent and when we got self-checkout the few people that dared use them were easy to bag for at their cautious pace

i also was proud of my fast sorting and packing. it's like a race to get people out the door and everyone wins

I feel this in my core.

I was a bagger in my early teens and the mental sorting algorithm I built to bag groceries is forever seared in my brain. I can bag groceries today and fall right back into it

devmd01
Mar 7, 2006

Elektronik
Supersonik

Beeftweeter posted:

not really funny but boxee was really good for a very short period of time. it consolidated a bunch of streaming services really well

it kinda lives on in kodi plugins i guess but its not really the same

canít believe I already forgot about the boxee, RIP. had two of them for a very long time until they finally died.

Progressive JPEG
Feb 19, 2003

some days youre the boxer, others youre the boxee

git apologist
Jun 4, 2003

Beeftweeter posted:

not really funny but boxee was really good for a very short period of time. it consolidated a bunch of streaming services really well

it kinda lives on in kodi plugins i guess but its not really the same

the boxee box was hella cute too

Manzoon
Oct 12, 2005

ALPHASTRIKE!!!

polyester concept posted:

when I worked as a grocery bagger as a teen we also had to offer to take the groceries out to the customerís car and load them into the trunk. that poo poo is unheard of now lol. sometimes we even got tips :clint:

This still happens at the Publix closest to me. It seems intermittent and more based on quantity of groceries, how busy the store is, and age of the person buying them. Usually every other week if I have a full cart the bagger offers to help.

No other grocery store in the area ever did that though.

nudgenudgetilt
Mar 18, 2003

it scratches that "oddly satisfying" itch
didn't boxee hack up xbmc and refuse to contribute back?

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006
Nap Ghost

Manzoon posted:

This still happens at the Publix closest to me. It seems intermittent and more based on quantity of groceries, how busy the store is, and age of the person buying them. Usually every other week if I have a full cart the bagger offers to help.

No other grocery store in the area ever did that though.

i worked at a harris teeter in high school (1 million years ago) and it was unofficial policy to offer it for large carts if we werent busy. mostly it was for old folks which i was cool with, but then you'd have people who would always demand it and those people always sucked rear end and would get mad if you didnt load it the exact way they wanted. just the worst

Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002

I'm sure I'll think of something.

Jim Silly-Balls posted:

I feel this in my core.

I was a bagger in my early teens and the mental sorting algorithm I built to bag groceries is forever seared in my brain. I can bag groceries today and fall right back into it

Extremely same. I'm actually disappointed with myself whenever I go shopping now, because of how long it takes me to do the bagging and how poorly I do it now. I used to make Paper-In-Plastic cuboids by playing 3d Tetris, my bags were packed, extremely legit, not too heavy, and fit in the cart perfectly. Now I'm just tossing the eggs on top of a shapeless heap of cold things and calling it a day.

I've become the very thing I fought against!

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

I have to bag medications into bags and itís so satisfying when it fits extremely nicely

Manzoon
Oct 12, 2005

ALPHASTRIKE!!!

Shaggar posted:

i worked at a harris teeter in high school (1 million years ago) and it was unofficial policy to offer it for large carts if we werent busy. mostly it was for old folks which i was cool with, but then you'd have people who would always demand it and those people always sucked rear end and would get mad if you didnt load it the exact way they wanted. just the worst

It's a newish store which was why I thought it was offered, but also the first Publix to move into the region. I assume they have some big corporate mandates. My county is some weird battleground for a lot of grocery store chains which I think keeps most of them on their toes regarding extra perceived customer bonuses like helping put your groceries away.

I have never seen anyone working at a Harris teeter, food lion, or lowes food offer that which is why it stood out so much.

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Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005


holy shit this os has cinepak?!?!?


nudgenudgetilt posted:

didn't boxee hack up xbmc and refuse to contribute back?

iirc they didn't contribute their specific plugins but the straight up modifications to xbmc were

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