Did a Sam's Club run last week. Picked up 40 lbs. of dog food, and couple of cases of Diet Pepsi for my better-half, as well as the obligatory new DVD, and some other assorted items.
When I got to the check-out, I removed all the "small" items from my cart, and left the dog food and Diet Pepsi in the cart. (As I've done a hundred times before.) As I was getting ready to push the cart around for the cashier to scan the heavy items, she stopped me and told me that "All items MUST be removed from the cart, and scanned at the register."
You're kidding, right? Nope...
So, I have to lift the 40 lbs again, and so did the cashier (a slight, young teenage girl) as she put it back into my cart, along with the cases of Diet Pepsi.
Apparently, this is because of a new manager at the Hodgkin IL. Sam's Club. He/She requires that all items are placed on the belt, and taken out of the cart. It's the ONLY Sam's Club that I've been to that requires that.
I have a choice between Sam's and Costco. Sam's Club is beginning to make my choice for me.