Those self checkout lines. ARGH!  

Mccartney2003 38M
479 posts
8/3/2005 4:49 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Those self checkout lines. ARGH!

So I was at wal-mart and, having finished shopping for my dinner I stepped up to the checkout line.
By the way, wal-mart has those self-checkout stands that let you scan your own items. These are the greatest things ever, because they weed out the technophobic and the people who opt for the regular checkout registers because the queue for the self-checkout stands is slightly longer, disregarding the fact that it's a single queue for four seperate stands and thus moves four times as fast as the regular line. Admittedly there is a lot of overlap between these two demographics, but there is also lots of overlap between these two demographics and the demographic that pays via check and then slowly, painstakingly balances its checkbook while the demographics in line behind it writhe in frustrated agony. Meanwhile, the self-checkout people (but are they mere people? it seems at times that they are more God than Man) press on in a bold and efficient display of pioneering technical acumen. I think I can safely say that they are Our Future.
Anyhoo, the self-checkout stands were closed so I had to stand in a regular checkout line. I walked up to the least-crowded seeming line and noted that there was a grocery-filled basket on the floor in front of me. Clearly, someone had gotten into line and held his place with the basket while picking up some final items. I must say I was shocked. Do the rules of engagement allow this? We've all done this while team-shopping--had one shopping team member stand in line while the other member runs off to get a final just-remembered item. But you can't do that with just one person. Where does it end? What's to stop me from placing a basket in line at the very beginning of my shopping trip? Why even place a basket? Why not just secure my place in line with a well-placed ham hock or whole trout? It's a slippery slope, folks. That's all I'm saying.

UrLilSexKitten19 30F
18 posts
8/4/2005 8:23 pm

Sweety, I think the lack of sleep is getting to you, or you've slippd over the deepend. Which is ok, deepsea diving is cooler anyways!

Mccartney2003 38M
281 posts
8/4/2005 8:59 pm

I've always been over the deep end. That's what makes me so wonderful to be around

rm_Elysia2005 43F
412 posts
8/5/2005 5:13 pm

I'm guessing your employment history has never included a foray into the Wonderful World of WalMart cashiering... where every fourth item is missing a UPC code, does not ring up at all, or rings up at the wrong price. And then there's the produce that needs to be weighed and hand-keyed (assuming your Wal-Marts, like mine, are SuperCenters), and a variety of other problematic items. Unless I'm buying 2-3 items with very clear UPCs, forget it... Let the professionals handle it. LOL

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