Today I sadly noticed that that is what I've become!
After eying up the available checkouts, I picked one with an operator that I've avoided for a while, but couldn't remember why. So I started to load the belt when the next operator said "use this one, it's nearly clear". " No thanks, I don't like being first, with everything going off the other end before I've loaded", I said.
Anyway, I then realised why I didn't like to use the first operator... She's the one that scans everything through at supersonic speed creating a mountain of crushed items faster than I can bag them!
And I'm only 51... is that too young to become a Victor?
It makes a change to hear the checkout chicks being credited with being too fast. How can they win? Their job is to get you, the customer through in the fastest possible time. There are other people waiting behind you too of course, probably doing a Victor about how slow they are.
It's up to you how you pack your goods and I like others make sure mine are packed as I like them. I always try to use the self service checkouts in places where they have them. Normally there are no queues there. It is easier to do your own. Once you have fathomed out where to put your money and where the change comes out and the receipts etc. All from different places which seem to be nowhere near each other.
Ever helped a checkout girl, by putting a checkout closed sign on display, as you (she stated) were the last customer, because her shift was ending. Then doing a Victor Meldrew (me) by pointing out the sign to other customers desperate to unload and pay for their shopping.A few minutes later, the supervisor arrived and removed the sign, and 'asked' the checkout girl if she could work an hours extra overtime, because they were short staffed.
I wonder if Victor Meldrew would have been proud!.