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Kay41 December 18th, 2016 3:42pm

You are next in line to check out at the grocery store and have a full cart of groceries. The person behind you has only a few items. Do you let the other person check out first?

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ladyniner81 I hate people
12/21/16 6:30 am

It depends on who I'm with and if I'm in a hurry.

12/19/16 2:59 pm

Yes I do! I insist! What I don't like is when they push past me with their things and don't ask.

goerkecarol Aurora, Colorado
12/18/16 6:23 pm

Have done it many times.

Wackacrat Harford County
12/18/16 5:59 pm

Yes, If they were to ask.

american6 Moderate Libertarian
12/18/16 2:29 pm

It depends on the situation. Sometimes I would.

ronderman North Carolina
12/18/16 1:40 pm

OR simply pay for their items.

Jazzy5 USA
12/18/16 1:14 pm

I always do. They are not usually in my lane when I have a lot, but in the express lane, I do..

12/18/16 12:48 pm

I don't usually check to see. I figure if they got in line behind me they must've seen my full cart. I never get in line behind someone with a full cart when I need something quick unless I'm totally forced to, but I'd have to be at a very tiny grocery or there at a very busy time for that to happen, which l almost never am.

HayleyS looking up.
12/18/16 12:36 pm

If I notice. Unfortunately, I can be bad about not noticing things like this.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/18/16 12:24 pm

Often. Not always. And I've gotten hosed on it too, when it turned out they needed a price check, or were swapping cashiers after that order, or the person I let ahead of me had trouble paying, or they decided yes, now would be a great time to sign up for the rewards program. So it depends on if I have a lot of extra time, because I just assume it won't be as smooth as it would be if we just checked out in turn.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
12/18/16 11:02 am

Absolutely, unless I'm running late, but that's my pet peeve, so it doesn't happen often.

EarlyBird Portland
12/18/16 10:36 am

Always. I'm very aware of my surroundings and often give others cuts.

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
12/18/16 10:25 am

If I notice, yes. However, I tend to live in my head and miss my surroundings. I also typically don't buy any more than a bag or two's worth of groceries.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/18/16 9:38 am

No. That's why they have a quick checkout line.

googer11 Minnesota
12/18/16 9:45 am

That happened to me recently. The quick lane wasn't open.

shygal47 Florida east coast
12/18/16 9:17 am

A few to me sounds like they have gotten in the wrong lane. Point out the 10-items-or-less lane to them.

swjboucher Just Run
12/18/16 9:15 am

I'm from the north and I always do.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/18/16 9:19 am

Yes, we do quite often. I've done it many times and have had people do it to me often.

12/18/16 9:02 am

Normally I would but after getting screwed over a lot recently being the person with a few items I don't think I would give someone the pass

jlong105 Indiana
12/18/16 9:01 am

Usually, sometimes I just take an instant dislike to people and don't.

dawl adulting
12/18/16 8:56 am


12/18/16 8:47 am

Maybe if they have 1 but 2 or 3. It's a line first come first serve. And who goes to the actual checkouts with only a few items there is a 15 items or less and a self checkout.

Kimbobee the middle of nowhere
12/18/16 8:47 am

Depends on the circumstances. If I'm next in line, most likely I've already started unloading my groceries onto the belt. If I'm farther back in line, then yes, I'll probably let the other person go ahead of me.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
12/18/16 8:43 am

Absolutely. I have done it many times.