I'm just going to go off topic for a bit here. I've been shopping quite a bit lately, getting ready for that minor holiday at the end of this month, and I've decided something.
I hate the self-checkouts.
Do I not have enough going on, especially when I'm shopping with my three children, without having to turn a product over 5 times to find the barcode, run it across the scanner 5 more times to get it to scan, and put it either in the bag or on the moving belt before the machine gets confused and wonders whether I want to bag it at all?
And God forbid I should put something on the belt that I didn't scan, or that perchance weighed more than the belt thinks it should. God forbid it should tell me to ask for help from an associate.
Sure, I could go to that one open lane with an actual human doing the checkout. If I wanted to wait in a line that is probably 19 people long, right around Christmastime. You know, with my Fragile X kids, who are so calm, patient and GREAT at waiting.
Besides, in this economy, shouldn't stores be working harder to make my shopping experience as pleasant as possible? Shouldn't they be kissing my butt more, rather than making me do all the work myself?
Okay, rant over. Walmart and Cub Foods, I'm not a fan. Target, you're doing it right, and I still love you.
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