(Closed) Do grocery store employees recognize you?

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Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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idoalterations:  I know!! I wish my stores had a self checkout but they dont. It gets so awkward. If I buy supplies related to one thing, like baking, they ALWAYS comment on it. Like, “Oh baking a cake? Is it someone’s birthday?” Uhm no I just like cake…

Post # 32
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

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idoalterations: You’re going to laugh at this. I was a cashier before and my DH is a cashier at a drug store, and he tells me stories about customers that come often and how they get the same stuff, blah blah, but he says “I can’t believe some people come every day to buy the same stuff”. I joke around with him saying that he knows a lot of things about these people, what they like etc. Then when he sees someone if my neighborhood, he recognizes that person and I bet he remembers what that person bought. It’s so funny, but I think most cashiers will recognize you. 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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idoalterations:  I used to be a checker at albertsons and I remembered people. Not what they bought unless it was like 6 bottles of wine and a box of condoms or something strange like that.

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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idoalterations:  Your worst nightmare, lol.  When I was a cashier in high school I would sometimes talk to customers about the world in general…or about a certain item I liked…but I can’t imagine that being someone’s WORST NIGHTMARE.  Ha.  

Also, to reiterate what others have said, the only customers I remember are ones whose behaviors were weird…like this one woman who literally threw a melon at the bagger because he was going kinda slow.  I’ll remember her forever.  

Post # 36
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Sugar bee

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idoalterations:  The liquor store clerk calls me by my first name…

But anyway, I used to work at a grocery store and I only remembered people with something especially distinguishing. There was an asian man who owned a restaurant so he’d always but BOXES of cantalope and bananas.

Two old ladies who always reeked of cat piss stood out to me, and two gentlemen who were tax exempt and came in weekly. Other than that I know we had a lot of regulars and even if I did recognize them I wouldn’t ever remember what they got there unless it was like a ridiculous amount of something. Like an entire cart of bread or something.

Typically I wouldn’t remember a customer’s face if they came in two minutes later lol

Post # 37
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Honey bee

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idoalterations:  I worked in a grocery store as a cashier in high school for 2 years and I really only remembered the customers that stood out (like in a crazy way). I silently judged people who made excessive purchases (like 50 candy bars and 100 gatorades–yes people do this), but generally did not remember people’s usual purchases.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

There is a cashier at our grocery store who recognized SO and I as a couple even before I lived in this town -in fact, the weekend that I moved in, SO was picking a few things up and she asked him how I was because she hadn’t seen me for a while! 🙂 she is super nice and I like her. 

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We go grocery shopping the same day and time every single week…. the target deli lady starts our order when she sees us walk up to the deli counter….we get the same thing every week

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

One of the grave shift Wal-Mart cashiers recognizes my husband and I, because she’s always working when we go in after work (we used to several nights a week after work – it was a problem!).

I work as a cashier at a restaurant in a casino, and I do recognize people, because some are there that are there every day, and I’ve worked there for almost seven years.

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I love to make runs for toilet paper, benefiber, charmin wipes and pads. Mmm… I hope I give them something to talk about in the break room.

When I worked in a grocery store as a kid, the people I remembered were those who bought awful cuts of meat. I also remembered some food stamp people. Oh and if you smelled like a barn or an ashtray, I’d remember you too. Ice cream? Hell no.

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

As a cashier, I probably would remember you (: I definitely remember customers that come in regularly, even if it’s just once every couple weeks for a long period of time. I only work weekends right now since I’m in school so the cashiers that work almost everyday would remember even more people aha.

Post # 43
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

People at gas stations do. I only shop at 2 different grocery stores, but I rarely see the same people there, so I doubt they’d recognize me.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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a_day_at_the_fair:  Is it weird that I saw a man buying wine and a cucumber the other day at the store?  LOL  I took a picture of it.  SO weird!

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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PixelMePretty:  HA! I bought an enema and a bottle of champagne once and didn’t think anything about it until I put those items on the belt…there they were side by side. I was embarrassed. 

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