I remember being at the grocery store once and trying to decide on which bread to get. I wanted to find a whole wheat bread that I liked the taste of, so I had pulled a couple of different loaves off the shelf and was comparing the nutritional information on them. An employee was nearby and noticed me, and snarked, "Just take one, you don't need to get the farthest expiration date," or something like that. I realize that this can be a problem for the store, people wanting the items with the farthest expiration date, but even if that's what I'd been doing, it seems like it would be rude. I actually *don't* usually worry about expiration dates on bread or milk, because with so many kids they generally go quickly enough (and I freeze some of the bread).
One thing that I've been mystified by is how the arm dividers are supposed to work on the full size self-checkout counters. The arm has an elbow so that it can be flat against the side, or you can flip it up to block the next person's stuff from coming down. The thing is, if you flip the arm up when you start sending your groceries down, then of course it catches your groceries and prevents them from going all the way down, leaving the bottom vacant... which seems pointless, and doesn't give the next person anywhere to put their groceries. But, if you leave the arm down so that your groceries go all the way down, it then can't flip back up to block the next person's groceries because it would need to sweep *through* yours in order to get there. Am I missing something major here? It seems like it should flip *up* and over, instead of through, but since it has to sweep upwards in order to separate the groceries, it just doesn't make any sense to me.