But this morning, I and another basket-carrying lady were held up by a man with a trolley and a fairly well filled one that that. We shared sympathetic glances and mutterings and then another man pulled up behind me with his well-laden trolley.
I pointed out to him, politely, that this was a basket-only checkout and after he had pretended not to hear me or to have any idea what I was talking about, he said,
"Oh, I didn't realise you were an employee of Sainsbury's!" Followed by, "Yes OK, I can read!"
"Ah," I said, "so it's just that you are quite happy to inconvenience other people?"
To that, I got no reply. Mind you, I was quite pleased that, for once, I had been able to think of a smart reply at the time instead of ten minutes later. I must be getting better at this 'grumpy' lark!
But what I was really annoyed about is that the checkout person, also a man, but let's not read anything into that, completely failed to point out to either customer that they should not be at that checkout.
"Oh well, they'd already started unpacking their trolleys," was his excuse.