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Anyone else had clerks say something about food purchases?


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#1 70kgdaydream

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 08:45 AM

Has anyone else had a shop clerk say something about their food purchases? I am just remembering back to a time where the guy who served me was scanning my items. Imagine this I had a tub of ice cream, chocolate, lollies, chips and all the junk food imaginable. As he’s scanning it he says “You know this is all bad for you.” I felt like saying well I’m gonna throw it all up anyway. Tell me your weird shopping stories for your B/P items.. x


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Posted 06 October 2020 - 08:50 AM

The only time someone has commented on it, it was a pack of Monster Ultra’s and the clerk was like “you know that artificial sugar makes you gain more weight than real sugar” and i’m like??? no it doesn’t??? its not the healthiest thing, but it sure as hell doesn’t make you gain weight. Uneducated people are really out here giving unsolicited advice.


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Posted 06 October 2020 - 10:34 AM

Sorta.. I’ve had a girl ask if I ran out of tortillas, since I came back the next day for more. Another asked what I was making. But I’ve never heard anything besides that.


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Posted 06 October 2020 - 10:39 AM

I go to the same 7-eleven all the time so I'll get like "oh is this aaaaaaall today?" or "you get so many two liter bottles of soda"


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Posted 06 October 2020 - 11:10 AM

Once I bought a shit ton of chocolate and I went to self checkout so I would avoid the shame. And THEN I got randomly selected to have my bag checked (happens every x customer or something, idk how it works) and the lady was like "ooohh craving some chocolate are we?" And I was like uhhh yeah that time of the month.. ha ha....

I think I died a little inside that day

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 11:37 AM

Once I bought a shit ton of chocolate and I went to self checkout so I would avoid the shame. And THEN I got randomly selected to have my bag checked (happens every x customer or something, idk how it works) and the lady was like "ooohh craving some chocolate are we?" And I was like uhhh yeah that time of the month.. ha ha....

I think I died a little inside that day

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lol whenever someone comments on how much i'm eating i blame it on my period which i don't get anymore


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Posted 06 October 2020 - 12:10 PM

Honestly fuck anyone who comments on your food purchases. Like I get working at a cvs or wherever is probably a tough, boring job but please god just talk to me about the weather


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Posted 06 October 2020 - 01:09 PM

At the grocery stores I shop at people are just trying to do there job, so they don’t care. At corner stores or dollar stores I notice thats when people like to chat or mention how they love those cookies or whatever’s in my basket.

I also used to buy a bottle of wine from the same grocery store like every day/ other day. Never got comments on it. Haha.


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Posted 06 October 2020 - 01:44 PM

While I was getting a b/p haul some years ago, the lady at check out did comment on how many sweets and junk food I was purchasing. Like half a cart full of junk.

I'm not really sure how judgy judgy she was really being, because she did say that it all looked too good, and she wished she could have it all herself. Maybe it had to do with the fact that I was quite at a low weight back then and she got jealous, and thought I could get away with eating nothing but crap and still be skinny.
But it made me feel like shit. Like, ma'am, I'm not enjoying this, I'm really disgusted with myself, and this is a freaking nightmare I can't break free from :(

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 01:11 AM

lol whenever someone comments on how much i'm eating i blame it on my period which i don't get anymore

Same hahaha haven't had a period in 2 years but always my go to excuse

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 09:46 AM

It's wildly unprofessional to make any remarks about a customer's purchases

I worked at a supermarket while I was at uni & wouldn't have dreamt of saying anything

Had an alcoholic guy who'd come in first thing & buy a big bottle of sherry, then he'd come back at lunch for the same again, then at about 5pm - same again. Every single day without fail.

He'd always come to my till as I was the cigarette kiosk/lotto ticket chick too - if I'd have said 'ooh, you love your booze don't you, you know it's bad for you, yeah?' I'd have been quite rightly sacked
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Posted 09 October 2020 - 10:27 AM

Someone once asked my why the fuck I was buying 20 packs of pineapple gum individually yet still paying with cash... that was a valid question on their part


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Posted 25 October 2020 - 07:05 PM

not exactly the same thing but i ended up getting addicted to alcohol because it helped me deal with the hell that is b/p. a grocery store worker once saw me buying a 6-pack two days in a row and was like "i thought you bought that yesterday" and i was just like "oh yeah haha my boyfriend drank it all" ugh. it feels worse when i buy junk food along with something pathetic like ramen or a bunch of snacks and i feel like the cashier is judging me


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Posted 25 October 2020 - 07:12 PM

I'm a cashier, and I would never say anything about people buying their junk food because I do it too, but I do kinda think things to myself, like I always wonder if they're keeping it down or not... When I'm shopping for binge food I always go to self check out if available

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:08 PM

All. Of. The. Time. 

 

It pisses me off soooo much because I used to work at a grocery store. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO COMMENT ON WHAT PEOPLE PURCHASE. EVER. 

 

At a gas station buying mini crullers and a large fountain drink "Come on now you need a healthier breakfast than that" It's like... hey dude, you don't know me. I've already ran 6 miles today and been up since 6am. its 11:30am now, it's not breakfast anymore dumbass. 

 

Just recently at target, I had some douchy old guy literally wait until I was done with self check out to comment on how "You must really have the munchies today" which REALLY pissed me off because I wasn't even buying munchies, I was buying flour and sugar.

 

IDK why, I am super anxiety driven and anti social, but because I smile all the time (nervousness) I think it invites people to make invasive small talk.  

 

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:56 PM

Two summers ago I went through a period of time where I was practically living off halo top. The Safeway near me had a sale on them so I would go in a couple times a week and stock up. I go here frequently so they kinda know me, or at least recognize me. I got the one clerk who’s probably 6’7 or so and he’s on the larger side. ( not trying to be mean or body shame, I’m just trying to describe the story). While he was scanning them he said “ you really buy these!? I couldn’t even try it, 180calories pfft. Here, I’ll put them back for you and get you a (I don’t remember the name of ice cream he gave) it would taste way better!”

I just stood there shocked but gave a very forced “haahaa..” and he just started scanning them again. Now every time I see him at a till I’ll always go to a different one.


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Posted 26 October 2020 - 12:15 AM

A guy cashier told me the protein bars I was buying were worse for me than a Big Mac. I wanted so bad to say “I’m a recovering bulimic and these are a safe food thanks for the triggering remark though”
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Posted 26 October 2020 - 01:20 AM

I bought a bunch of lax one time (I know that’s not food but I may have gotten binge food with it I don’t remember) and the lady goes “just don’t take them all at once.” like HOW DID U KNOWW


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Posted 26 October 2020 - 02:05 AM

In 2016 a cashier said "on a diet are we?" When I bought marshmallows and a tub of frosting ://

A few weeks ago one of my coworkers were ringing me up and said "seems like everyones buying comfort food in quarantine" in a really judgy way like... leave me tf alone

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 09:25 AM

I live in a small village with only two small shops. The man at the checkout made several snide comments to me over a few weeks about how much I was buying so in the end I just said ‘It all ends in the toilet one way or another’ 🤷🏻‍♀️. I’m past the point of caring what people think tbh.
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