You use crates, like milk crates?
I keep wanting to do that, I could just put the crates in the cart, put the items in the crate, unload onto the belt, and reload into the crates...what could be easier.
I like bagging too. I can make sure raw meat fish go in a separate bag...most baggers do that, but you gotta watch 'em. I always put raw meat/fish on the belt first...in the produce plastic bags I put them in....the plastic produce bags that I put on my hand like a glove to pick up the raw meat package....then pull the bag inside out over the e-coli carrying mess. Never touch that nasty package.
Sometimes when I ask the bagger to bag the meat separately, they look at me like I've got 3 noses.
I always get into the most interesting conversations with the checkers....or the people behind me.
I always compliment the checkers on their choice of body piercings, expressing envy....it makes them feel good, and makes them realize middle aged women can too be cool.
This weekend, the man behind me was only buying a case full of "Big Hunks" this taffy like candy, like Mary Janes.
I said "Oh, I remember them"
He said "I buy them for my mother, she loves 'em. But they're getting harder to find, so when I see them somewhere, I buy them all."
I said "Have you tried Amazon? They probably have them (they do), and I'll bet the shippings free (it is)."
He said "hey, I'll check that out, I've never bought anything on Amazon"
Me: "oh, you should go there, you can get anything...I bought my carpet steam cleaner there, no shipping, cheaper than BB & B, and they delivered it."
Him: "That's funny, I'm looking for a steam cleaner. They sell those?"
Me: "oh god, you can get just about anything on amazon. All kinds of weird stuff too. I was looking at lotions, and clicked on a link, which took you to the page where they sell Astro Glide and all that kind of stuff."
He was quite impressed by that, I could tell.