/ A trip to a Polish supermarket
OOOoooh my god.
Ok i just read the first post and a few of the following but; Hell yes do i empathize!
When i first moved here i was so put off by the rudeness of the staff in my local supermarket i stopped going there until i had take 6 weeks of polish lessons, now im not so concerned!
WHY OH WHY OH WHY does everyone have a pointless job? i have to go to a counter and ask for someone to get my vegetables, giving them wieghts and amounts...then i have to take them to another pointless person to weigh them, eventually to the totally necessary checkout point to pay. That, i am at peace with.
once, at the aforementioned 'vegetable request station' i was pushed out of the que because she couldn't understand me when i was asking for 20 mushrooms, after standing asside and being publicly humiliated in front of the rest of the shop, i was then asked again, gruffly 'co?' where upon i repeated myself and was given 5. Handy when making a mushroom risotto..
The same with meat and fish. In British supermarkets you can generally get round and pick anything you need off the shelf and leave in a timely manor unless you want to get something at a deli etc. and the thing about the change. That drives me nuts. Now days i just give them the exact change just to avoid being in the shop any longer than necessary.
And i have been followed by security guards. I dont know where they think im going to hide my pilferings when im wearing a sheer coctail dress with no pockets. That would be highly skilled...and uncomfortable.
My solution: shop at a nice supermarket like Bomi where you get great food and service and a little understanding if you mispronounce something.