Please explain to the automated voice that tells me what to do at the self check out that not everyone shops in packs, therefore, there is only me and I cannot scan my groceries and pack them simultaneously. "The bagging area is full! Please bag some groceries before scanning more." And when you move two feet to do that, the AV starting whining "If you are done scanning please press finish and pay!" Lady, make up my mind.
Also agree with the beggar free exit. My area is lousy with Stop and Shops (seriously, you cannot swing a dead cat without hitting at least two) and the ones nearest me always have some sort of ritualized begging going on...I feel like I am trying to get past three headed Fluffy from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. On a typical week, it would go like this:
Monday: Extremely Long, Vaguely Christian Named Church asking you to give $$$ to save their women folk from domestic abuse.
Tuesday: Give my high school cheerleading squad cash so we can go to Paris (Sorry, I am saving for a trip to Rome, which I still haven't made yet.)
Wednesday: Church from Monday asking for $$$ for their starving children.
Thursday: Please help pay for my son's senior year class trip. (See Tuesday, above.)
Friday: Church from Monday asking for $$$$ to help their alcoholic men folk.
There were also Girl Scouts in the A.M. and Boy Scouts in the P.M.; cookie sales and the Vets asking for help for their forgotten fellows. But mostly, it was The Church of the Vaguely Christian Name always asking for money and almost always it was the same two tall, burley guys looking to save women from domestic abuse. Don't want to make assumptions but my neighbors and I often speculated on a) whether the manager belonged to that church since the group was there at least once a week and b) if the guys were responsible for the domestic abuse themselves.
I started shopping at a store ten miles away. They had lots of beggars too, but of a different variety. It's easier, somehow to turn down football parents than it is to turn down people begging for the deity du jour.