If you’ve ever been to Aldi you know the stress of the packing area.
The famously speedy checkout staff are, to some, the highlight of the trip, meaning they get their shop done in lighting quick time.
Then for others who find it a little stressful there are plenty of hacks out there to get the staff to slow down a bit – the best probably being just to ask.
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But be wary about sharing your tricks to slow down the packing process with other Aldi fans – as one shopper found out, it might get some backlash.
They made the mistake of proudly sharing the trick on an Aldi Facebook group, sharing a picture that showed individual items spaced out all the way down the conveyor belt, meaning the checkout staff would have to wait for them to slowly reach the till before being able to scan them through.
It was captioned ‘In your face Aldi. Just so we got time to pack’ and really divided opinion in the comments below, as people were torn over whether the tactic was genius or infuriating, reports News.com.au.
One person responded: “People like you packing their bag at the register is so annoying and selfish. Try packing at the bench like everyone else.”
Another snapped back: “If you can’t handle it, go to Woolies or Coles OR actually use the bench supplied for packing which is away from the checkout.”
And a third added: “I despise when people do this.”
But not everyone was so critical, as others thanked them for sharing the tip and even suggested they would try it themselves next time they visit the shop.
One wrote: “Ohhhh I love it! Packing at Aldi should be an Olympic sport!”
And a second said: “Round of applause – this is genius.”
However, two members of the Facebook group who said they work at Aldi revealed that it’s a trick many customers use – and they have their own methods to overcome it.
One staff member replied: “I have customers do this, I just put my arm up to move the belt, let it all build up then start scanning.”
And another said they do exactly the same, writing: “When I worked at Aldi and people did this, I would hold the first item back from the sensor with my arm until everything piled up.”
Do you have any Aldi tricks of your own? Let us know in the comments below.