A US tourist has created a stir on social media after revealing her “culture shock” from visiting an Australian Kmart store for the first time.
Sharing on TikTok, user Kaymie Wuerfel posted a video detailing her thoughts on the popular retail store.
Watch her Kmart ‘culture shock’ video below
“My first time down the rabbit hole called Kmart!” wrote Kaymie on her TikTok video, adding the hashtag #cultureshock.
In the footage, the American jokes about how difficult it is to leave Kmart without walking out with a trolley full of goodies.
Kaymie notes that shoppers go into Kmart to buy just one thing – leaving their husbands at the door – only to wind up picking up scores of candles, clothes and storage containers.
She also jokes that at the end of the shopping spree, Kmart fans often forget to buy the one item they planned on purchasing to start with.
But it was Kmart’s checkouts that left the US shopper scratching her head.
The TikTok shows her pretend to take items to the checkout at the front of the store – only to discover that the cash registers at Kmart are located in the centre area.
“Oh, so I go to the middle of the store to checkout … OK then,” she said in the video, seeming confused.
The video prompted a big response on TikTok from American and Australian users.
“It’s hilarious how Americans can’t understand why we love Kmart. Our Kmarts are so much better,” said one.
Added another: “Yanks figuring out Kmart sells $6 shirts that actually look good as well as slow cookers for $20.”
Many Australians agreed that it is “bizarre” that Kmart checkouts are located in the centre of the store.
The retail giant moved its registers from the front of its stores to the centre in 2017, with reports at the time suggesting that it was done to minimise theft.
“It’s so stupid the way the checkout is in the middle of the store. I have no idea why they changed it to that and I will never like it,” said one.
Added another: “Stupid place to put registers. I hate the change.”
Wrote a third: “The worst thing Kmart did was put the checkouts in the middle of the store.”
Added one more: “Ugh. The checkout in the middle of the store. Whhhhyyyyyyyy?”
Said another: “It still confuses me why we pay at the back too!”