Priority checkouts

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal

Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal The Portugal Expats forum is a community of people that have moved to Portugal from all over the World. This is the place for Expats to meet and discuss all aspects of the Portuguese way of life. Discuss anything from jobs, property in Portugal, culture, food, history and more.

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By travelling-man
  • 2 Post By JohnBoy

Priority checkouts


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 4th August 2019, 12:52 PM
JohnBoy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Coimbra
Posts: 806
Rep Power: 883
JohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond repute
348 likes received
416 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default Priority checkouts

I'm obviously not asking Google the right question as the answer is not coming up.

As far as priority treatment at the likes of supermarket checkouts is concerned, what age defines a child?

There is a specific answer to this questionb which is displayed on the wall at our vet. Unfortunately, unlike the conversation around our lunch table, the vet is closed.

Ideas anyone?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 6th August 2019, 12:02 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kent
Posts: 135
Rep Power: 130
smudges is a splendid one to beholdsmudges is a splendid one to beholdsmudges is a splendid one to beholdsmudges is a splendid one to beholdsmudges is a splendid one to beholdsmudges is a splendid one to beholdsmudges is a splendid one to behold
48 likes received
264 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

Maybe I'm missing something, but why on earth would a child get priority treatment at a supermarket? Actually, why would anyone? 10 items or less excepted, of course.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 6th August 2019, 11:43 AM
JohnBoy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Coimbra
Posts: 806
Rep Power: 883
JohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond repute
348 likes received
416 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smudges View Post
Maybe I'm missing something, but why on earth would a child get priority treatment at a supermarket? Actually, why would anyone? 10 items or less excepted, of course.
First to say that I have now established that the cutoff age for a child is 2 years.

I'm afraid that is something you will have to get used to once you move over Smudges. It is not just supermarket checkouts where this is the system. You will find similar priority queues in many shops and businesses including my vet! In establishments that operate the system, priority is given to the elderly and infirm, pregnant women and anyone with a child up to the age of two.

Whether you agree with it or not, I'm afraid that is the system that we have to work with. It is rather galling though when you get the usual bunch of chancers who abuse the system. This discussion started round our lunch table when I mentioned a lengthy queue that I was in that was bypassed by a woman claiming priority. She walked into the shop, saw the length of the queue, picked up her obviously 5 or 6 year child in her arms, walked to the front of the queue and demanded priority treatment... AND got it! It was amazing to see that once she was being served, the child sprung legs and started to run around the shop, as if to rub it in.

I'm generally OK with the system, but fail to understand why a baby soundly asleep in a buggie should qualify for priority. No doubt there will be plenty of mothers coming back on that one!

BTW Smudges, there is generally no aisle for 10 items or less. We do have self-service checkouts for those folk with baskets rather than trolleys though.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 7th August 2019, 02:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nodeirinho Portugal by way of the UK & South Africa
Posts: 2,910
Rep Power: 1750
travelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond reputetravelling-man has a reputation beyond repute
911 likes received
922 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

I'm embarrassed to say that I've now twice been waved to the front of the queue because of my age & they all made the reason perfectly clear by pointing to the sign at the checkout.
smudges likes this.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 7th August 2019, 02:42 PM
JohnBoy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Coimbra
Posts: 806
Rep Power: 883
JohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond reputeJohnBoy has a reputation beyond repute
348 likes received
416 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in portugal.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by travelling-man View Post
I'm embarrassed to say that I've now twice been waved to the front of the queue because of my age & they all made the reason perfectly clear by pointing to the sign at the checkout.
I know what you mean TM. I was on a train earlier this year when a young German lad put my bag on the rack and on a bus a young lass tried to give me her seat. Until then I never realised I looked that old!
travelling-man and smudges like this.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.