Supermarket giant Aldi has divided shoppers for years thanks to its ‘unique’ checkout practice.
The chainis renowned for being speedy when it comes to the tills, and while it doesn’t make for a relaxing experience, it certainly is efficient.
One shopper faced a backlash over the weekend after sharing their sneaky tactic to slow down checkout staff – after many claimed the lightning-fast checkouts were a bonus, not a negative.
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But one staff member went viral on TikTok after showing how it wouldn’t work – and gave customers struggling to keep up an important bit of advice.
She shared a snap taken by a customer, who spaced out their shopping along the conveyor belt, seemingly forcing staff to wait for them to reach the till.
Nice idea, but it really doesn’t work – as the staff member efficiently demonstrated in the viral video.
Showing a belt with items spaced apart, a worker can be seen sticking their arm out, meaning the shopping just piles up by the till.
The video debunking the viral theory racked up more than 800,000 views – and many viewers admitted they didn’t agree with efforts to slow down the process.
One viewer joked: “Learn to speed pack like a grown-up.”
Another said: “They have to scan fast. The faster they scan, the better – I got told this in a group interview for Aldi.”
“When will people learn you pack on the shelf at the window, not the till!” added a third.
But for those who struggle, the Aldi worker said they can slow down if you request them to, reports the Mirror.
They wrote: “Can I clarify I work in Aldi and I’m proving that people’s way of slowing us down doesn’t work.”
One customer then asked: “Is it true if the customer asked you to slow own that you have to?”
They replied: “Well you would out of courtesy, you have to adjust to every customer’s needs.”
So there we have it – if you need staff to slow down, simply ask them instead of spacing out your shopping. Job done.