Checkout Line Etiquette
I was at the store yesterday picking up a couple of items. As I stepped into the checkout line I noticed that the person in front of me had several more items than I did, no, many more items than I did. I looked at the other lines and they were worse. Now if it was me with a cart full of goods and someone was standing behind me with two or three or even four I would ask them if they would like to check out first. But exactly what is the standard of etiquette when it comes to checkout lines? Here are some guidelines courtesy of Good Housekeeping magazine.
1) See a flagrant express-lane cheater? Go ahead and tell them that they’ve got too many items. Just be polite about it.
2) Once you’ve loaded your groceries onto the belt, you’ve lost your chance to dash for something you forgot.
3) When you have one or two things to buy and the person in front of you has a cartful, you can ask her to let you go ahead. But be selective about whom you ask: A mom with kids in tow will probably not appreciate your request.
Here is a more comprehensive list of good etiquette tips compliments of wikihow.com.