If this household lives by the adage of Blood, Sweat and Beers, there sure is a lot a work being done here. Cheap Cara beer seems to hit the sweet spot.
Remember when I reported on being refused at a check-out register at Lidl Vilvoorde? I got quite some backlash from Lidl employees calling me all sorts of names on social media. Turns out that they took the concept of employees jumping the queue and turned it into a procedure. The lines were quite long this afternoon, but hey, that happens. Right when the gentleman in front of me was about to be serviced, a Lidl employee in uniform cut in line and was serviced in ahead of everyone. When I politely asked the friendly cashier if this was common practise, he confirmed. His colleague started yelling at me: how it was my business and how else she was to do her shopping in her 15 minute break? Not sure they even want customers here.
While shopping at the supermarket today, I picked up some minced meat that was packaged today (06/08) … should be plenty fresh, right? I didn’t think to check when it expires until I arrived back home … 08/08!? My question is: are Belgian food safety standards extremely high, or has this meat been laying around for a while?
Truth be told, I have to give it to discount supermarket Lidl: they are really upping their game. Their amount of premium white label products is increasing and offers fair value. A cart filled with lobster salad, truffle-infused cheese, fresh produce, several meat products (including steak and cordon bleu), wine, gratin dauphinois, parmigiano, risotto, ricotta-filled pasta, etc. just cost me EUR 50 today. Never a dull moment in their store in Vilvoorde, though. After I went on a rant about being refused service at check-out and being called a monkey by their employees in the comment section, I returned today (craving lobster salad, I’ll admit). The exact same employee that skipped the queue last time, surprised patrons by yelling at a customer right next to me. With a complexion almost as red as her colored hair she cried out “Wadest me aa?” in local dialect, which translates to something to the likes of “What is your problem?“. The personnel I thought, not the brand. Maybe time to switch to the store in Zemst.
Discount retailer Lidl has yet to optimize social media interactions. They are scheduled to get there (eventually), right after the implementation of the spell check change request and the proof reading internal process. Mind you, the email address is in place. 🙂
Just popped in at Lidl in Vilvoorde for a quick grocery run. There was a queue, and get this: they opened up a cash register to let their own employees jump the line. Regular customers were refused. Shameful. One additional specification: the cashiers in the picture were not involved.