supermarket checkout

I’ve had no luck with “supermarket self-serve checkouts”: either.

These days I’ll use them for quickly picking up snacks on the way to the Rolemaster session, but that’s about it…

posted at 9:14 pm on Sunday, December 12, 2004 in Links, Personal | Comments (2)


  1. Jeff K says:

    This is where you find out you’re old school. My 8 year old is an expert at checking out. It is true the systems work hard to prevent theft, but that just puts them back on a par with ma or pa running the store. When the authoritative voice comes on, you’re supposed to look at the head cashier and wait for the ma/pa-like “everything’s okay!” look and continue. Actually, my 3 year old likes to scan articles, but she’s only good at cans, however she does know most of the self-checkout etiquette now [after some false starts and stern scolding from her sister]. Welcome to the 21st century.

  2. Harald says:

    I’m holding out for the day when I can just drive my buggy full of RFID tags past the reader, and have it bill my account automatically. *That* will be progress. Self-scanned groceries are just a cost-saving inconvenience.

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