Our local super markets, well, they aren't really.
They're just shopping areas in big vast spaces and that includes the gaps in the shelves for the products. However, we have got by without problem and have been feeding our faces quite merrily since we arrived and sussed that each type of food has its own particular store.
Anyway, the "super" market of choice does for most things but they have this most odd way of accepting credit cards. No matter which till you go to, the check out burd will leave her place and go all the way to the end of the shop to where the chemist counter is situated (they even keep the soap and toothpaste here, you can't help yourself) to utilise, I presume the only card reader/machine.
Then they wander all the way back to the till, to the person they have just served and return their card and receipt to them. Clearly, said shopper has not been inclined to pack any of the purchases away.
No, they insist on leaving all items on the counter on full display allowing the queue to admire their choice of purchases. Perhaps they are so pleased at getting a particular item they just want to rub it in on those who have missed out?
The person will then accept the offered card and receipt and carefully try and locate their purse, usually packed right into the bottom of a shopping bag, laden down with more bought goods from previous stores, which necessitates in emptying out all the items onto the now overladen counter to put away the credit card.
Then the laborious process of re-packing, now twice the amount of shopping, back into the bags before the receipt has even been signed.
Shop and PIN has not arrived here yet and so bills are signed for. I await the glorious occasion when the check out burd requires confirmation of autograph. Then I can truly get excited at watching all the shopping by emptied out again, as, the purse has carefully been placed at the bottom of one of the bags of course.
I only came in for a couple of rolls and some bottles of water...