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Mother blasts Aldi for not having express checkouts

Frustrated mum blasts Aldi for not having express checkout lanes – saying she gets ‘dirty looks’ for taking too long to load her weekly shop

  • The mum-of-three felt daunted by shoppers waiting behind her with few items
  • She said she received ‘dirty looks’ as she filled conveyor belt with groceries
  • The woman is urging for the discount supermarket to install express checkouts 

A mother-of-three has slammed Aldi supermarkets for not having express lanes to accommodate for customers who are only buying a few items. 

The Australian woman said she felt daunted by customers waiting behind her with a handful of items while she filled the conveyor belt with groceries. 

‘The dirty looks I got when I filled up the conveyor belt at Aldi by other impatient customers, who thought it was the end of the world that someone was doing a big shop, was phenomenal,’ she wrote on the Aldi Mums Facebook group. 

‘Aldi needs an express lane for the grumps who basically want to shiv (stab) you… because they want to get ahead.’  

A mother-of-three said she feels daunted by customers lining up behind her with few items as she fills the conveyor belt with groceries (stock image) 

The mother defended the large amount of groceries she had to purchase, saying she had three children and a husband to feed.

Other mothers were quick to show support, saying they sympathised with the woman’s experience.   

One mum confessed she would allow a number of customers to line up before her so they didn’t have to wait so long. 

‘So I let in a few people while I’m stacked just so the lane goes faster,’ she said. 

Another woman said: ‘I do a fortnightly shop and I’m sure I p*** off at least 10 shoppers by having the conveyor belt full.’ 

‘I feel ya [sic] pain. I shop every fortnight as I get paid that way. My trolley is usually full,’ one added.   

The woman has urged Aldi supermarkets to install express checkouts to accommodate for shoppers purchasing less items (stock image)

The woman has urged Aldi supermarkets to install express checkouts to accommodate for shoppers purchasing less items (stock image) 

An Aldi spokeswoman told Yahoo News Australia the supermarket chain was already known for its efficient checkouts. 

‘We constantly review our processes and are open to receiving customer feedback to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional value and great service to our customers.’ 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Aldi for further comment. 


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