(Closed) Do grocery store employees recognize you?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I am sure people at the 7/11 recognise me and/or Fiance. We go fairly often to fulfill my junk food craving. And the people at woolworths near him probably recognise him because he goes there several times a week to buy food for dinner/junk food for me/lunches for work. I worry I get judged for what I buy (ridiculous amounts of junk food), almost posted a thread about it the other day haha. But I don’t have the pregnancy excuse, just stupid cravings, probably addiction.

So yes they probably do recognise you, but that doesn’t mean they think negatively about you, they’re probably thinking how nice you are, how much business you bring to the store, etc.

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Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Nope, but I am on my way. It helps being new in a foreign country and having to give my passport as proof of ID when I buy wine. I may soon be known as the American! I go in about 3x a week.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I know almost every employee in my Starbucks by name (it’s in my condo building).  They also know me, and I haven’t paid for a drink in months 🙂

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We live in a very small town, so people always recognize hubs and I. Either because we’re friends, or they know me through work (I work at the college so students recognize me), or because we only have 2 stores in town so it gets repetitive. One time I was buying a Coke Zero and the cashier said, “Oh you started drinking pop again? It’s a hard habit to break!” I was like…wtf?! LOL how did he know I started again. I have to choose cashiers carefully.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

not the grocery store- I buy all our groceries every week/two weeks- but def. at CVS… They totally know both me & DH by all the beer/liquor/wine we get there every few days…. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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beachbride1216:  right?  I live across the street from a liquor store and my husband and I are good buddies with all of them.  Just doing my part to keep the little local guy in business….

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Not that I know of…

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I imagine they do. I’ve gone to the same grocery store about 1-3 times a week for the last several years and they tend to retain their employees really well. In fact, there are a handfull that I recognize from when I first moved to this area 10 years ago.

Post # 24
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Helper bee

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idoalterations:  Yes.  Most of the employees know me by name.  They sometimes like to embarrass me over the PA – like singing Happy Birthday.  Lol

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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idoalterations:  Former grocery cashier here! I had familiar faces that I remembered, certainly. I was never judging, and staff never discussed regular customers. I only really remembered them if they were super nice or extremely difficult. They are probably not whispering about you unless you throw a fit over a 9 cent price discrepancy. 🙂 

There’s so many people that come through! I never noticed a particularly strange group of groceries either. If I saw someone often, I just assumed they worked or lived very close. Or that they used the gym that was attached. I did that, and I would drop into that store like 3-4 times a week to purchase a few items. Often candy or junk too. No biggie.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

A bit – I think I go enough to be identified?In Japan, absolutely! The owner would invite me to festivals and give me tastes of his wife’s baking.

I live in small town midwest and have an accent (kiwi) so people remember that more than me. The other week I went into a motherhood to try on jeans. The sales assistant heard me talk and askec “weren’t you in here a few weeks ago buying underwear”. I had been – my only prior visit and it had lasted 10 minutes!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I definitely think people start to recognize you when you are in a lot. Now that I am pregnant, I go to Subway for the cookies once a week after work as well as Dunkin Donuts once or twice a week for a donut and hot chocolate before work. I was on school vacation a couple weeks ago and didn’t go at all. When I went in the next week I got a “we thought you had your baby” from someone at DD as well as Subway haha. Now I get the “almost there!” comments whenever I go and one of the ladies at DD told me I have to bring the baby in when she is born. 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee

Yes, the ones at the grocery most near to us usually remember us, which comes in handy when we’re buying alcohol. There’s also a 7-11 nearby that my SO frequents and a market near my work that I go to a couple times a week.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I worked at a grocery store in highschool. I definitely started recognizing regulars, but I don’t think I ever connected them to their purchases or judged them about what they were buying. Now years later the only people I really remember are and old lady who was very insistent about wanting a particular kind of dried bean and a couple who bought about $400 worth of pre-ordered deli stuff (my biggest sale ever).

Fiance and I go to the store pretty regularly and we’ve developed cashier preferences. I’d actually be suprised if our favorite cashier doesn’t recognize us because we go through her line if we can. 

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