Safeway Informative - Checkout Clerks "Been Caught Stealin"
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA -- Shopping at your Washington DC neighborhood grocery stores:
I have noticed over the past couple of years of being nickeled and dimed by the checkout clerks at Washington DC Safeways-I am sure there is something similar going on at Giant or any other similar grocery store with nefarious checkout clerks. I have never had this problem at Costco or Whole Foods.
Occasionally, I would notice similar items over time missing from my groceries after coming home, such as spices, nuts, olive oil, candy bars, &C. I thought at first that it was the checkout clerk accidentally not bagging my items or me not picking up all my bags-WRONG!!! After deciding to watch the clerks like a hawk while appearing not to do so, I have caught the checkout clerks twice now in a couple of months literally putting the items under the counter... (honey in one instance, a whole bag of small items in another). One can see that a crooked calculating clerk can reduce their grocery bills substantially over time.
Lesson: SELF CHECKOUT or watch the clerk like a hawk (or painstakingly check receipt/items after checkout). I imagine most of the clerks are just fine, but buyer beware of the few crooks at DC grocery stores.