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Having described the world of checkout girls for us, Anna Sam now takes the point of view of customers confronted with the thousand and one pitfalls presented by hypermarkets. From the moment your letterbox is filled with an avalanche of advertisements trumpeting the merits of everything you don’t need, right up to the trials of the customer-without-a-coin-for-a-trolley, via the unavoidable gauntlet of the impossible choice offered by thirty-two different kinds of Camembert made with unpasteurised milk (you just have to prod them all, surreptitiously), and the fatal moment when the wheel of your trolley jams and its towering load topples over… shopping in these huge stores is certainly not a restful experience.
Anna Sam is 29 years old, has a post-graduate diploma in modern languages and worked for several years in a hypermarket. Her Tribulations d’une caissière (Stock, 2008) has been hugely successful.