Sainsbury's shopper shocked by checkout drone mobile quit request
Because that was what one Sainsbury’s customer was ordered to do yesterday. Jo Clarke was having a natter with a friend when she reached the front of the queue in the Crayford store in South London, only to be ordered to hang up by the checkout assistant.
According to some other source or something, the assistant told her: “I will not check your shopping out until you get off your mobile phone,’ refusing to serve Jo until she hung up.
Sainsbury’s have subsequently apologised to Jo and offered her some compensatory vouchers, adding that they don’t have a policy of refusing to serve mobile-using customers. All of that has come too late for Jo though, who says she’s a Waitrose customer from now on.
So then Bitterwalleteers – do YOU hang up from a mobile call while you’re at a checkout? Do you consider it bad manners to do such a thing? Or does your mum do all the shopping for you while you stay in your box room, playing at being a tough guy on the internet?