Woolworths shopper mocked over self-service complaint

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·1-min read

A Woolworths shopper is angry after bins were placed on checkouts in a Melbourne store.

However, his Facebook rant has been mocked by other shoppers.

He said it was “almost inconceivable” that bins would be put in an area where fresh produce was placed, particularly during a pandemic.

“This practice is a blatant disregard for hygiene,” he wrote.

He said staff at the Lilydale store weren’t concerned with the “health and wellbeing of their customers”.

The two bins that upset the customer. Source: Facebook
The two bins that upset the customer. Source: Facebook

His complaint did not go down well with others.

“Why are you carrying around unwrapped pieces of meat and putting it on random surfaces?” one person asked.

“The rubbish isn’t going to jump out onto your meat and vegetables,” another wrote.

“I really hope you don't buy fruit or vegetables because the amount of people that touch them with dirty hands, or cough and sneeze in their hands then continue to pick through what they want might shock you,” one person claimed.

Many people pointed out the bins are simply for unwanted receipts.

Others noted they were on closed checkouts.

The Woolworths Facebook page responded, apologising for his experience. His feedback has been passed on to the relevant people, they said.

A Woolworths spokesperson confirmed the bins are normally stored under checkouts when in operation, telling Yahoo News Australia the area is regularly cleaned, including the bins, explaining their positioning on the ledge designated for baskets.

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