You Want Paper? You Bag it Yourself.

Giant - You Want Paper, You Bag it Yourself!Remember the Giant supermarket in McLean? The one with the kitty pee Starbucks? Well, I found myself driving by that store again and needed to pick some things up. The help there is so freaking helpful, it’s unbelievable. Even in the self-check line they have people to bag your groceries. The other supermarkets don’t do this, except possibly the cult-like Bloom stores. Bloom simply freaks me out. It’s like a love bomb, one step away from a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet, closely followed by a coerced disowning of friends and family.

So there I was, scanning my 20-some cans of cat food and a fellow came up to bag my goods. “Can I have paper bags?” I asked.

He reached under the conveyor, pulled out a few paper bags and through them on the bagging station. “You want paper? You bag it yourself.”

I have no problem bagging my own stuff, but I am curious if Giant has a policy about this or if I simply caught this guy a day before he went postal. He seemed like he could use some cooling down. Maybe Bloom would be a better fit for him. With his attitude, I am sure he would not have a lot of friends to disown.

Have you ever had this happen? Anyone from Giant Food Stores care to comment?

2 Comments so far

  1. mikemaguire on March 17th, 2008 @ 11:58 am

    I’ve shopped there many time, always use the self-checkout and I know the guy you mean. He enthusiastically bags groceries for women. He’ll smile and chat with them while doing so. He almost never has for me and the few times he has he’s radiated rage at me for being there.

  2. Carl Weaver (carlweaver) on March 17th, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

    That’s funny, Mike. He was fine with bagging until I brought up paper bags. What a jerk. Maybe he thought I was a woman but then was convinced otherwise when I asked in my very deep baritone voice for paper.

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