I SWEAR!!! I hated this in Canada! And it wasn't the impulse buys it was taking 35 minutes to just get my bread, milk, soap and Orange Juice.
I would wonder why it would take me 30 minutes including commute to just get the four things on my grocery list and this bloody mazework is why. I'ld come back feeling like I really wasted my time and this was why, 'cause the four things I would need were like half an acre away from each other.
And tucked in obscure corners.
God forbid when I would have to go once a month to buy eight things (above four plus apples, bananas, sugar, tissue paper). Then I'ld really be disgusted at why it was taking me 45 minutes to grab these simple items.
Then there was the doctor's waiting line at the ONE TILL THAT IS OPEN.
YOU HAVE THIRTY LOBSTERS IN AN AQUARIUM CANADIAN SUPERMARKET, YOU CAN AFFORD TO HAVE THREE TILLS OPEN WHEN I'M GIVING YOU THREE TIMES THE MINIMUM WAGE YOU PAY THESE PEOPLE IN ONE GO.
This is why I'm happy with my general store back in Karachi; I can be in and out in three minutes with everything I need. 30 seconds if I just grab my stuff, fling the money at the clerk and scram. [...]