For me it’s funny that all the cashiers sit down on chairs here in Germany.
For me this was the biggest culture shock for me as a Japanese person.
However, coming to Berlin I was already farmiliar with it, as I have lived in England for a while.
I know it sounds strange, but everytime I go to the supermarket it’s weird for me to see them sitting down, as in Japan it’s impolite to sit while serving customers. Everyone stands all day if they work in a shop.
Another thing that shocked me was that there is a conveyer-belt and we have to take everything out and put it on the conveyer.
In Japan we don’t have a conveyer just a metal slidy area.
It’s also weird that you have to pay and pack at the same time, If you’re not done in time then the cashier moves on to the next customer. I kinda don’t like that system because I have to rush.
When I fishin going through all that trouble I feel like I’ve just come out of a war.
How about you? Have you had this experience before? Do you think cashiers shoulld stand or sit?