Monday, July 18, 2005

Things I noticed in Tesco Puchong

I usually go to Tesco Puchong once a week for shopping (one of the main items is drypers for my son) and whilst my wife is busy with her shopping list, me and my son usually stand aside with our shopping cart observing the other shoppers (especially if they are the cute ones…just joking).

This is what I noticed (no joking):-

1. Some shopping carts have more kids in it than actual sundry items

2. Some shoppers take the opportunity to learn parallel parking, do emergency brake and taking corners with their shopping cart full of sundry items (I do that too).

3. There are actually “road hoggers” along the shopping lane. One can see that they have set aside the whole day for shopping and they can leisurely scrolling along the shopping lanes with a couple of shoppers following closely unable to overtake.

4. Some shoppers block the shopping lane with their shopping cart because they are undecided whether to take the a can of green peas brand A priced RM2.89 and brand B priced RM2.86 (some even take out their calculators to calculate the price per liter / ml)

5. Some shoppers consider the trip to the local hypermarket as a family outing. You can actually see the entire family members (some even 3 generations) but if you noticed the shopping cart, the sundry items is less than 3 items (couple of drinks, bread and a huge pillow)

6. Some shoppers tends to be lost from their family members and actually needs to call on their hand-phone to locate them (ok lah that me. What can I do, Tesco is a very big area!)

7. The “Free Water” dispenser is like the “waterhole in the plains of Serengeti”…you can find the tired and weary shoppers there. This is also the reference point for the “lost & found” shoppers

8. Very rarely shoppers do their shopping with a shopping list (talk about impulse shopping!). A trip to buy Drypers costing RM48.00 ringgit turns out to be shopping for monthly provisions costing a total RM280.59

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* Before you shop, you need to “tour” the parking lot for parking – the headache before shopping

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