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Tesco Ireland has 'no plans' to get rid of 'unexpected item in bagging area'

Shove your unexpected item up your bagging area.

Updated 4.20pm

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HOW MANY TIMES have five simple words made you want to find the nearest flight of stairs and calmly tip yourself down them?

UNEXPECTED

ITEM 

IN 

BAGGING 

AREA

Tesco in the UK, bless their souls, are endeavoring to make the trip to the self-service checkouts a little less fraught with tension, and are introducing a “friendlier” voice after customers complained that they felt they were being shouted out by the faceless monster inside the till.

They’re also doing away with the dreaded five words.

But –  and here’s where we urge you to take a seat and maybe put your head between your legs – Tesco Ireland tells us:

We have no plans at present to make any changes to our self-service machines in stores.

This is what you hear now if you dare to put your Donegal Catch unexpectedly in the bagging area:

https://vine.co/v/eXwbn9iaOwQ

And this is what will be rolled out in all UK stores by October:

https://vine.co/v/eXwM11TQ9ru

And instead of roaring about change:

https://vine.co/v/eXwOxPQEQWK

Customers will now be asked, nay PURRED at to remember their notes:

https://vine.co/v/eXwe1BE3YUJ

Source: Tesco PLC/YouTube

According European Supermarket Magazine, Tesco will have the new voices installed in checkouts across the UK by the end of October.

Now, can we get that nice Tesco voice man to come over on Sunday mornings with croissants, tins of Fanta and Brown Hula Hoops to talk us out of our hangovers?

What do you think of the new Bagging Area voice? 


Poll Results:

I don't care (329)
It's no better. He's not the boss of me (279)
Love it. Get me to a checkout (126)



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