Getting gyped out of your groceries- urgh!
This is the second time this has happened to me in as many months! I bought a bunch of stuff, enough to fill up a grocery bag, which somehow did not make it into my trunk. That was a month or so ago.
Tonight, I went to pull out my asparagus, and there is no asparagus. Very aggravating.
I usually go to two places, and both have baggers that bag and then transport to the car. I'm beginning to think I should tell them to go to another aisle, as I'll just bag my stuff myself.
I typically bag and load my own stuff for this reason. I mean, that way, if it doesn't make it home, I only have myself to blame! But your way sounds good too :)
Yeah, I was sure i had a bought a package of ribs one time but got distracted putting the groceries away. It was winter and after a week or so had gone by when I went down into the garage to get into the carI'd notice an odor of rotting meat but did not smell it in the car and off I would go. Being parked out doors for several hours in the cold the meat would freeze and then thaw when in the garage. It may have been two or 3 weeks before I discovered it in my trunk.
It's very frustrating when this happens. It happens almost every time I shop at Randall's here in Houston (which is only about 3-4 times a year). The last time it happened my entire bag of produce was missing. All of that work picking out just the right grapes, cherries, tomatos, onions - all down the drain.
I went back and asked for my money back, and the manager was reluctant to give it back. But since I had the receipt he finally agreed but said he was going to watch the security footage from the time during my visit and I'd better not be trying to pull a fast one.
Of course, I haven't been back since. No wonder their chain is going broke. Though, I was kinda impressed and yet frightened that they kept that kind of footage.
This is quite timely. I went shopping this a.m. only to arrive home and discover the turkey bacon I bought did not make the trip with me. I checked the receipt to make sure I actually bought it, which I did. I then went to the car for another look see to make sure it didn't fall out of the bag. It didn't.
Sigh. I grappled with myself--is it worth the 3 bucks and change, finally decided yes. So I went back to the store, receipt in hand and told the guy at the service desk my tale of woe. He didn't give me a rough time and just told me to get a replacement and check with him...I guess to make sure I didn't take an upgrade. All well and good, I go home, put it away, only to find.......the original turkey bacon. I had inadvertently mixed it with other stuff when I put it in the refrigerator.
Yes, I returned it, with a little egg on my face. At least the service desk guy had the decency to at least not laugh in my face.
Because of this very issue, I simply use the self-check lanes exclusively in large groceries. The only place where I buy groceries and have someone else bagging is a local co-op. But if I'm in a Harris Teeter or something, yep, self-check it is!