OPINION: Why are the Christmas queues so long in shops?

Like it or not, it is now the run up to Christmas, so, please, pretty please, would the powers-that-be, if there are any, get some staff in to man the many tills that are in the shops?

Friday, 2nd December 2016, 11:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:31 pm

It is so annoying to be stood in a long queue where there is maybe two or even one person working the tills.

You look around and see many with no-one working them.

I see many people dumping their shopping and walking out.

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Even the dumbest person will know that this is not good for trade, so where are the ‘savvy’ top brass?

When asking why are the tills not manned, I am told that they cannot afford more staff.

I am sure that if customers did not have to keep queuing everywhere they shop, more profit could be made.

Certain shops, who I will not name, are well known for this.

One particular well-known high street shop has taken some tills away and put in these nagging self-service machines.

That’s all well and good, but a large percentage of shoppers prefer the personal touch.

I can already see that shopping in and around Portsmouth is going to be a nightmare.

* This letter was submitted to The News by M Garbutt of Waterlooville