Iím never going back to the Minyards grocery store my wife shopped at last night, and Iím never going back to the gym we went to last night, so I guess itís a two ferÖ.:
The gym my wife and I go to is closed for two weeks for renovations. Itís a part of a chain, so we went to the next closest one to our house. I donít know what they were thinking but they put the treadmills at the front of the gym where there is nothing but large plate glass windows with no screen on any of the windows. The western sun shines directly onto anyone that is on the treadmills. That plus they have no fans in that part of the gym, and no direct A/C blowing in the area makes for a very uncomfortable work out.
So after an abbreviated workout, we left. We needed some things from the grocery store, and there is a Minyards grocery store right next to the gym, so we figured we would pick up what we needed there. Iíve never seen a more disorganized checkout.
I thought at first I had mistakenly gone into a speedy checkout lane, but then I looked and saw all the registers were set up the same. There is no place to set your items when you take them out of the basket, you push the basket up to the checker, and she takes the item out and scans them. She has to leave the items in front of her since she has to bag them. There is a moving belt, that moves the items away from her (as opposed to bringing them to her) I would have told her to turn it on and I will bag as she scans just so I could get out of there faster, but there were no bags at the end.
The bags were off to her left, hanging from a hook. So she would scan three or four items, and then have to turn to her left to bag the items, then take the bag of the hook and try to find a place to put the bag. She was clearing out parts of the cart as she scanned so she could put the bags back into the cart.
It was the most inefficient disorganized method of checking out a customer I have ever seen. I felt bag for the girl working the register.
That plus the fact that after waiting almost twenty minutes in line to get checked out, just as we were next, a front end manager came over to pull her tapes and take money out of her till, which took another five minutes.
It took almost forty minutes from the time we got in line, to when we finally left the store. I expect wait times like that when Iím shopping around Thanksgiving or Christmas.