It's no secret that the staff who work on the tills at Aldi are fast.

They scan items through with lightning speed and it can be a real challenge to keep up with the packing.

Back in 2019, the supermarket chain revealed there was a reason their checkout time was faster than that of their rivals - so they can be more efficient.

Many people are used to the speedy scanning, but one woman says she was left feeling rather frustrated after a recent visit to her local store.

Taking to the Facebook group, AldiMums, the unnamed woman explained that she'd been paying for her shopping, when the cashier made an unexpected comment about her pace.

The post gained a lot of attention on Facebook

The mum, who is thought to live in Australia, shared a snap of what she bought and said: "Feeling really really annoyed.

"Just went into Aldi's to grab a few items for dinner, a total of 10 items.

She was baffled by his comment and asked why she would need to do that.

The mum said she only purchased 10 items

The woman went on to say: "I was so irritated by this. I HAVE 10 ITEMS MATE.

"Here's an idea Aldi, if you want to make things faster for your customers, how about you open more registers, have an express lane for small shoppers or have self serve registers.

"What ever happened to good old fashioned service?"

Many people were in agreement with the woman, with one branding the man's comment "ridiculous".

They replied: "That’s ridiculous with how many items you had! Fair enough if you were trying to load a whole belt full into bags but that shop is tiny!!!!"

Another wrote: "For only a few items like this I’d definitely only have a bag/my own basket as well. Very silly to get a giant deep trolley for only a bags worth."

A third person added: "I went in for three items once. And the lady said the same to me and I laughed at her."

However a former Aldi employee thought they were being a bit harsh.

They posted: "Aldi staff are told to encourage customers to use trolleys to save time at the registers. The poor guy was just doing as he is told. I know this because I used to work there."

Speaking about the incident to news.com.au a spokesperson for Aldi Australia said that using a trolley to shop at their stores isn't a policy, but they do "recommend" customers use one when purchasing "multiple products as it saves time at the register".

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