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So which supermarket has the cutest checkout boys?

johnboy 8 November 2008 30

Inspired by a conversation I vaguely remember from last night, and in an effort to give the long suffering women of RiotACT a chance to be just like the men, I now ask the question…

Which supermarket in Canberra has the cutest checkout boys?

I’ve been told that Dickson Woolies rates pretty well.

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30 Responses to So which supermarket has the cutest checkout boys?
fox fox 10:21 am 11 Nov 08

Another serial slow packer is the blonde guy in his late teens that always looks like he’s about to say something but just stops short of speaking.

leighleighgiggity leighleighgiggity 9:15 am 11 Nov 08

Oh my god there is no hot boys there just stick figures with pimples! And whats with the service there.Its’ the buisiest woolworths in canberra and it’s constantly understaffed. Watch out for the really fat bald guy if he serves you as he takes 40minutes to put groceries through.

AngryHenry AngryHenry 3:47 pm 10 Nov 08

This is a joke right?

misspris misspris 3:35 pm 10 Nov 08

My 16 year did some part-time hours at Woolies and some of the rubbish she had to deal with from customers was absolutely ridiculous. No wonder some of those kids are monosyllabic – I wouldn’t want to talk to some of the a’holes that they have to deal with either.

Granny Granny 8:44 am 10 Nov 08

If you want to see cute people from either gender, sign up for dance lessons. They are deliberately chosen for cuteness factor and then taught how to dance. If they are cute enough then customers crush on them and just keep coming back.

bubzie bubzie 8:24 am 10 Nov 08

Sleaz274 said :

Thanks Granni I ‘d knew you at least would back me up. Bubzie surely there are cute customers you get to giggle about?

my boyfriend reads this..i say no more.

Peachy Peachy 10:57 pm 09 Nov 08

I don’t know about checkout boys, but antigo’s usually has cute waiters, of either sex.

diprotodon diprotodon 9:45 pm 09 Nov 08

You’d be hard pressed to find a decent laser lad in this town. Move interstate.

Sleaz274 Sleaz274 8:51 pm 09 Nov 08

Thanks Granni I ‘d knew you at least would back me up. Bubzie surely there are cute customers you get to giggle about?

bubzie bubzie 8:45 pm 09 Nov 08

i personally work in a supermarket (And am i guess a youngin..who doesnt fit that “you dont get more than a grunt out of them” stereotype. ahh.)

and cute boys in supermarkets…keep dreaming..just keep on dreaming..

Granny Granny 3:14 pm 09 Nov 08

Sleaz274 said :

I don’t work in a supermarket…

Now that’s a damn shame, cause you are pretty cute ….

: )

Pandy Pandy 2:40 pm 09 Nov 08

Also cleaned some fairly nasty $%^& for a year as a 16 year old

Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six o’clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of ‘ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky!

peter@home peter@home 2:10 pm 09 Nov 08

the reason that you don’t see courteous staff these days is that the passion of a retail career is gone. the people who are courteous know that you will seek them out next time you shop there, and as the checkout operator is goaled on scan rates, they know that they can get their rates up if you are kind enough to organise the goods into some sort of system – I am a bit finicky, I still lay the bottles down, as I would have wanted customers to do for me.

retail is a stepping stone these days, when I worked at belco woolies, it was a career.

the kids coming through now are supporting their uni degrees. some, unfortunately, feel that they are better than the avg punter. shame of it is, I have interviewed one such candidate – they didnt get the job, as they were as sullen in interview as they were behind the checkout.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 1:28 pm 09 Nov 08

Davo – I can appreciate your perspective, then. I was fortunate that the only drunks I had to deal with were hungry for delivery pizza and seemed to be good tippers!

Davo111 Davo111 12:11 pm 09 Nov 08

ahhh i worked in liquor near government housing. We had drunks, thieves, underage, and just unbelievably stupid people that came in on a regular basis. I quickly lost an interest in helping people. Thank-god i don’t have to work there this year! lol

Having said that, it did open me up to different types of people/issues i wouldn’t have otherwise had known about – alcoholism, abusive relationships, homeless, police, minors, thieves, social class contrasts, and the level of unemployment in the area. It also made me appreciate people who do work in retail and some of the shit they have to take from the general public.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 9:28 am 09 Nov 08

@Davo – perhaps we worked in different types of retail store. I never worked selling stuff, just fast food and petrol, and spent time in a warehouse. Also cleaned some fairly nasty $%^& for a year as a 16 year old, but had no customer contact.

ant ant 9:24 am 09 Nov 08

I think the kids coming through these days have increasingly grown up without exposure to the concept of manners.

You meet the odd one, and the sad thing is, you notice it becuase it’s so unusual.

bubzie bubzie 9:08 am 09 Nov 08

Davo111 said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

What happened to the days when (at least some of) the kids who worked these jobs actually had a brain and were friendly and helpful?

Most of them just give up being friendly/helpful when stupid customers treat them like dirt or ask unbelievably stupid questions.

Something tells me, you’ve worked in retail in one stage of your life??? 😀

Davo111 Davo111 11:55 pm 08 Nov 08

Ahh i’d disagree from my experience. Perhaps i don’t have the patience for people lol.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 10:56 pm 08 Nov 08

I’d have to disagree. I did time doing dogs body jobs back in high school and uni, and I found most customers to be fine. You’d get the occasional a-hole, but nothing to turn you into what I see every time I try to buy groceries.

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