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Have you ever noticed that supermarkets often have damaged stuff at the front of the shelf? It might be a dented tin of baked beans or a frozen pizza where the box has got crushed. In fact I have even seen a sellotaped-up box of frozen fish fingers - can you believe that?
Now, this could either be down to a) customers have picked them up, changed their mind and put them down again with the result being that they get endlessly stuck at the front of the shelf, or b) the supermarket leaves them them in the hope that a frazzled customer who's in a hurry will pick them up by mistake.
Surely the best thing to do would be to just chuck any damaged goods out with the garbage? I would imagine the supermarket makes enough money without trying to get a few pence from damaged stuff. Or, here's an idea - sell these products off at a reduced price and by that, I mean a proper reduction not just a few pence off here and there.
orange juice, but no plastic straw
It's not the first time I've ended up with a box of fresh orange juice but no plastic straw to push in the top. Also, I got a box of beefburgers home and discovered there was a hole in the box. So, yes, I should be more careful. I also think the supermarkets could just remove these products at the same time as they are checking the sell-by dates.
On a slightly different note and whilst we are talking about shopping and supermarkets, when the staff on the tills go for their breaks, could they try not to knock customers out of the way? I know we can be a pain in the backside but still - the stampede can be a bit obvious and it's difficult trying to pay for shopping when another cashier is trying to squeeze past to go for their fag break.
By: Infamous shopper