Gershwin wrote: ↑August 5th, 2018, 6:26 pm
It's funny to notice how huge the differences between supermarkets in various countries seem.
For instance waiting lines of twenty minutes are completely, utterly unthinkable in the Netherlands. A shop would be out of customers and hence go bankrupt in no time.
Just got back from Germany and was astounded by the differences between that and our own country (Netherlands, in case people still don't know where I'm from). And we're talking about Germany here, our neighbour! I wasn't in Kazakhstan!
1. I was in a waiting line of at least 7 people multiple times. Here, most supermarkets have a rule that says "3 in de rij, kassa erbij" (once a row has 3 or more people, another one should open).
2. Most big supermarket in the Netherlands use self scanning systems nowadays. You take a scanner, scan the products yourself and pay at a terminal with a debit card. No standing in line at all. This results in even shorter rows at the normal cash desks. I often see employees waiting for a customer, because the line is gone. Are there any other countries with self scanning systems?
3. Almost everybody paid with cash!! Seriously? What century is this? Paying with cash takes time, so the rows get longer. A few days ago the person in front of me had to pay around 70 euros, so he paid with a bill of 100. I looked at the bill and couldn't remember ever seeing such a bill. I just didn't recognize it. I never take money to the supermarket.
As a response to the original question: I always put things back where they belong. If I can't find it anymore, I give it to an employee and apologies for it. I'm too decent to do otherwise.
Other question: If you see anything lying at the wrong spot (someone else left it there) and you know where it should be, do you put it at the right spot?
I do that in CD-shops.