ANSWERS: 28
  • Didn't know it was their specific job to do that--I pick a divider up and put it on the belt, then unload my groceries. I try to remember to put a divider down after my groceries, but don't always do that. Hopefully it's no big deal to the next person in line. If so--too bad-more important things in life to get pissed off about. +5
  • I try to leave an obvious visual divider if a regular divider doesn't exist. Sometimes I will place a purse there which is an obvious divider. If the cashier is any good, she will recognize where the other persons items end. I try to place one at the end of my oreder if someone is behind me or at least make sure they are shoved to the end of the conveyor.
  • I grab handsful of gum and put them between our stuff so our stuff all touches...then when the cashier grabs the gum and rings it up for the other person they get mad and I say "I DON'T EVEN LIKE GUM!!" and leave the store...usually without buying my merchandise...It's not very productive...but hopefully, everyone will start doing this and the plastic dividers will start to get used more frequently on a national level.
  • I ask them to hand me the divider, since it is usually up by them.
  • I cry and scream "Oh the humanity!" and then break into a rousing rendition of "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen!"
  • I usually grab the divider and smack them upside the head with it and say "Thanks for nothing you inconsiderate b*tch!" **I'm kidding of course** I never go shopping, My GF does all the grocery shopping. I'm just bored and wanted to answer something.
  • I think most people just forget to grab it and put it down. If I can reach it, I'll place it between our orders. Or, if there is not one available I will leave a space between the orders.
  • I didn't know there was protocol to this situation. I just grab it myself and unload my cart. If I can't reach it, I politely ask the person to get it for me...usually teasing the person..."unless you want to pay for my stuff too"
  • I's just grab it and shove it where it would do the most good. If there are no dividers provided, I leave a big gap between my items and the other people's.
  • I just take care of it myself and don't let it get to me. People get absent minded. I know I do. Life is too short to be small <smile>.
  • I usually use something like a juice bottle on its side or a box of cling wrap that makes an obvious physical divider, and put a fair amount of space between them.
  • Put the divider in before I put my stuff on the belt.
  • Woah, woah, woah. Hold up. I'm supposed to put the divider behind my stuff? What, are the people behind me invalids incapable of doing that themselves? Madness.
  • punch them in the nose ha!
  • I put the divider up before I put my groceries on the belt.Is there a rule to say which one does it, the person with their shopping on the belt or the person behind them?
  • I don't know when the last time I saw one of those used around here. I don't know if our stores still have them or not. I always just make sure there is enough space between my order and theirs so it doesn't get mixed up and let it go.
  • i ask the person if he/she is using the seperator,if not,i use it.
  • Grab it myself.
  • Oh this one annoys me I put my arm out to stop it going through and then I look at them lol .:)
  • I usually walk out to my car, grab my crowbar then get back in line and smack the guy in front of me with it till he gets the point.....;)
  • I've noticed most people don't bother doing it so I'm just used to doing it myself.
  • What I do is place my stuff really close to theirs. They usually fidget, and then place a divider between our orders. I usually only do it when it I could tell that the person in front of them had placed a divider behind their order... if not, then they already had to deal with front end dividing. It's always extra embarrassing for me when I forget to put in the divider.
  • i punch them in the face. Then, they apologize and give me the divider.
  • I usualy jut get it myself. Most times I don't need to use one though because I always use the self check out and you can't put your groceries on anything until it is your turn to scan items....of course I ALWAYS get the dummy cro-mag in front of me that can't work the darned thing and I have to wait forever.
  • I put the divider on the belt. THEN I put my order on the belt and say, "I promise I won't pay for your order and I don't think you'll pay for mine, will you?" Thanks for asking your Q! I enjoyed answering it! VTY, Ron Berue Yes, that is my real last name! Sources: Some personal observations and opinions. "THE University of Hard Knocks" Also known as ("a/k/a") "life's valuable lessons".
  • Put it there myself, of course :)
  • I let them pay for my items and thank them on the way out. :-)
  • Put it there myself - between his/her stuff and mine

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