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2015-08-31 09:16:44 AM  
Sorry subby. The beer taps are always manned by an employee, otherwise you'd have packs of wild teenagers darting in while nobody was looking. My local Lowes recently remodeled and now they have their own little "Beer Den" that has a good selection of local beers. They're mostly all extra-hoppy bullshiat, but it's the thought that counts. - The attendant has a washing machine for the growlers too, so you just bring in the container, tell them what beer you want, and stop by to pick it up before you check-out.

This is what my local one looks like:
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2015-08-31 12:26:28 PM  
Shut up and take my money (and King Soopers savings card)!
 
2015-08-31 01:04:07 PM  
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2015-08-31 01:04:10 PM  

FnkyTwn: Sorry subby. The beer taps are always manned by an employee, otherwise you'd have packs of wild teenagers darting in while nobody was looking. My local Lowes recently remodeled and now they have their own little "Beer Den" that has a good selection of local beers. They're mostly all extra-hoppy bullshiat, but it's the thought that counts. - The attendant has a washing machine for the growlers too, so you just bring in the container, tell them what beer you want, and stop by to pick it up before you check-out.

This is what my local one looks like:
[drunkenpepper.com image 564x423]


We have Lowe's home improvement centers. I thought for a second there I could buy a chainsaw and several gallons of beer under the same roof. Dammit.
 
2015-08-31 01:05:03 PM  

FnkyTwn: Sorry subby. The beer taps are always manned by an employee, otherwise you'd have packs of wild teenagers darting in while nobody was looking. My local Lowes recently remodeled and now they have their own little "Beer Den" that has a good selection of local beers. They're mostly all extra-hoppy bullshiat, but it's the thought that counts. - The attendant has a washing machine for the growlers too, so you just bring in the container, tell them what beer you want, and stop by to pick it up before you check-out.

This is what my local one looks like:
[drunkenpepper.com image 564x423]


Theyre doing this across the board
/ Is this Clemmons, NC?
 
2015-08-31 01:07:18 PM  

AngryDragon: [lordsofthedrinks.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]


No wheezing the juice!
 
2015-08-31 01:07:33 PM  
I like the self checkout.
 
2015-08-31 01:07:45 PM  
In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.
 
2015-08-31 01:09:10 PM  
Can they refill my 7-11 Big Gulp?
 
2015-08-31 01:09:16 PM  

FnkyTwn: Sorry subby. The beer taps are always manned by an employee, otherwise you'd have packs of wild teenagers darting in while nobody was looking. My local Lowes recently remodeled and now they have their own little "Beer Den" that has a good selection of local beers. They're mostly all extra-hoppy bullshiat, but it's the thought that counts. - The attendant has a washing machine for the growlers too, so you just bring in the container, tell them what beer you want, and stop by to pick it up before you check-out.

This is what my local one looks like:
[drunkenpepper.com image 564x423]


Yeah, honestly my biggest concern wasn't the teenagers, it was the thought of people using their own unwashed growlers. There is a reason they call them the unwashed masses.
 
2015-08-31 01:10:04 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: We have Lowe's home improvement centers. I thought for a second there I could buy a chainsaw and several gallons of beer under the same roof. Dammit.


This.  But after giving that some thought, you'd think you'd hit a good demographic if Lowe's/Home Despot were to give it a try....
 
2015-08-31 01:10:08 PM  
And British Farkers are now incredibly confused as to how we drink beer over here.

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110703144359AALBoKk
 
2015-08-31 01:10:27 PM  
What did we learn from self check-out, submitter?
That I can pay for my stuff and be out the door in about 30 seconds, instead of having to wait in line for an eternity?
 
2015-08-31 01:10:31 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.


They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?
 
2015-08-31 01:11:02 PM  
Excellent. Kroger already has the best selection of beer in my town excepting the creepy liquor store/tobacco shop manned by an old woman with really bad gum disease and a lazy eye.
 
2015-08-31 01:11:55 PM  
What were they supposed to learn from "self-check out"?  That checkout is really one word?  Or that people will willingly use it?
 
2015-08-31 01:13:11 PM  
 
2015-08-31 01:13:24 PM  

Begoggle: What did we learn from self check-out, submitter?
That I can pay for my stuff and be out the door in about 30 seconds, instead of having to wait in line for an eternity?


That most customers are incapable of operating the machines as efficiently as a person who has been trained to do it, and therefore need to be babysat and have their hands held through the whole process and never seem to learn.
 
2015-08-31 01:14:16 PM  

FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?


In California, you can't use the self-checkout if you have any alcoholic beverage which is a bummer.
Used to be able to, then laws go passed so some State Legislator could grandstand at how he fought to keep booze out of the hands of minor.
 
2015-08-31 01:15:02 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: FnkyTwn: Sorry subby. The beer taps are always manned by an employee, otherwise you'd have packs of wild teenagers darting in while nobody was looking. My local Lowes recently remodeled and now they have their own little "Beer Den" that has a good selection of local beers. They're mostly all extra-hoppy bullshiat, but it's the thought that counts. - The attendant has a washing machine for the growlers too, so you just bring in the container, tell them what beer you want, and stop by to pick it up before you check-out.

This is what my local one looks like:
[drunkenpepper.com image 564x423]

We have Lowe's home improvement centers. I thought for a second there I could buy a chainsaw and several gallons of beer under the same roof. Dammit.


I saw "Lowes" and got really excited, then saw the pic and got really confused.

I'm going to go cry in the corner now that my dreams of buying beer and hardware at the same time have veen shattered.
 
2015-08-31 01:15:48 PM  

FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.   How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?


Simple: If you can't figure out how to operate it, you're old enough to buy alcohol.
 
2015-08-31 01:15:50 PM  

rcain: FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?

In California, you can't use the self-checkout if you have any alcoholic beverage which is a bummer.
Used to be able to, then laws go passed so some State Legislator could grandstand at how he fought to keep booze out of the hands of minor.


Yup, checkout monitor dude used to check your ID. It was a great system. Now much time is wasted just to buy a 22 =/
 
2015-08-31 01:15:56 PM  
It's not that I'm against this, I'm just against the kind of people that this attracts: Suburbanite Snobs that are severely out of their element.

HEB does this with wine where they click off samples, or pour some small glasses, etc. The idea is for you to go ahead and see if you like the flavor, and then ask the person doing the dispensing questions about what wine to pair with whatever you're buying to cook at home.

But it never works out that way.

Bitter retirees will show up and gobble up samples just so they can suddenly lecture the poor wine steward as though they were a sommelier themselves. Sucking, sloshing, and gurgling the wine for subtle notes of their lost youth they pissed away...or perhaps just a chunk of a Denver omelette that washes loose from their dentures. They they won't shut up about tours of Wine Country. Both California and Texas you know... And then they will speak louder to try and attract as much attention as possible from any and all passers by.

Next are Suburbanite house whores that lock up the aisles and want to suddenly chit-chat with the person pouring samples, and then unload on them. Then god-forbid one of their other ghastly girlfriends shows up, tired from running up the family credit cards, they soon form a ghoulish brood of half-drunk broads that lament about soccer practice and coupon clipping. Then they start out with the angry one-upmanship of who is buying what that needs to have wine paired with it, and then it turns into an argument of the ingreedients. ALL WHILE STANDING THERE, BLOCKING THE MAIN AISLE AND THE TWO ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SAMPLING ENDCAP! AND I'M JUST STANDING THERE LIKE:

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2015-08-31 01:16:05 PM  

ds615: I like the self checkout.


I love the self checkout.

I just think they need to be licensed.  Your loyalty card swipe either allows you to access it or not.  Everybody gets 2 or 3 practice runs, but after that if you have to call the employee over to help you figure out how to key in broccoli, then you lose your privilege.
 
2015-08-31 01:16:19 PM  

FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?


The barcode on the back of your license.
 
2015-08-31 01:16:31 PM  

FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?


It could squeeze your genitals and ask you to cough.


Just a suggestion.
 
2015-08-31 01:16:40 PM  

rcain: FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?

In California, you can't use the self-checkout if you have any alcoholic beverage which is a bummer.
Used to be able to, then laws go passed so some State Legislator could grandstand at how he fought to keep booze out of the hands of minor.


Seems easier to allow it, but require the system to stop and call over an attendant to id for the first scanned alcohol.  Clerk could unlock it for the rest of the transaction.
 
2015-08-31 01:16:46 PM  
I can't wait til this gets to my local stores. I like Kroger's beer selection (they try loads harder than any of the other large grocery stores) but it's still limited, this will help and maybe knock one stop off my shopping trip.
 
2015-08-31 01:17:23 PM  

Claude Ballse: It's not that I'm against this, I'm just against the kind of people that this attracts: Suburbanite Snobs that are severely out of their element.

HEB does this with wine where they click off samples, or pour some small glasses, etc. The idea is for you to go ahead and see if you like the flavor, and then ask the person doing the dispensing questions about what wine to pair with whatever you're buying to cook at home.

But it never works out that way.

Bitter retirees will show up and gobble up samples just so they can suddenly lecture the poor wine steward as though they were a sommelier themselves. Sucking, sloshing, and gurgling the wine for subtle notes of their lost youth they pissed away...or perhaps just a chunk of a Denver omelette that washes loose from their dentures. They they won't shut up about tours of Wine Country. Both California and Texas you know... And then they will speak louder to try and attract as much attention as possible from any and all passers by.

Next are Suburbanite house whores that lock up the aisles and want to suddenly chit-chat with the person pouring samples, and then unload on them. Then god-forbid one of their other ghastly girlfriends shows up, tired from running up the family credit cards, they soon form a ghoulish brood of half-drunk broads that lament about soccer practice and coupon clipping. Then they start out with the angry one-upmanship of who is buying what that needs to have wine paired with it, and then it turns into an argument of the ingreedients. ALL WHILE STANDING THERE, BLOCKING THE MAIN AISLE AND THE TWO ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SAMPLING ENDCAP! AND I'M JUST STANDING THERE LIKE:

[images.rapgenius.com image 202x250]



Campers are a problem everywhere.  It's just you expect them in an actual bar, not in the grocery store.
 
2015-08-31 01:18:53 PM  

Thingster: FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?

The barcode on the back of your license.


That's no good because the machine doesn't know if the license is *yours*. Safeway used to have a dude/dudette who monitored all the self-checkouts (maybe 10 of em) and he/she checked the id for you. Still much faster than other aisles and only one employee needed for all the self-checkouts.
 
2015-08-31 01:19:10 PM  

Thingster: FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?

The barcode on the back of your license.


And how does it know that you're the license holder, as opposed to stealing the ID from mom?
 
2015-08-31 01:19:35 PM  
CSB

As an extra in "Focus", we had to shoot a couple days in the Superdome.  A buddy of mine and I decided to blow off most of the shooting, and wander the Dome a little bit.

Just for kicks, I went behind one of the beer concessions on the other side of the stadium, and checked the taps.  Bingo!

We were pleasantly drunk for the rest of that day, and most of the next.  And we got paid and fed pretty well, too.

fin
 
2015-08-31 01:19:51 PM  
Simulpost!  Drink!
 
2015-08-31 01:21:00 PM  

Claude Ballse: ALL WHILE STANDING THERE, BLOCKING THE MAIN AISLE AND THE TWO ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SAMPLING ENDCAP! AND I'M JUST STANDING THERE LIKE:


Tell us your feels about double-wide baby strollers.  And shoppers in grocery stores who have to park their farking shopping cart in the middle of the farking aisle.  Diagonally.

Wait.  Those are MY FEELS!
 
2015-08-31 01:21:04 PM  
It's funny, I hear people biatch all the time about self checkout. I love it. I use it every time I go to Safeway and never have any problems at all,
It drives me crazy to watch people struggle with it like it's a farking Rubic's cube or something. What is so difficult?
 
2015-08-31 01:21:23 PM  

Claude Ballse: It's not that I'm against this, I'm just against the kind of people that this attracts: Suburbanite Snobs that are severely out of their element.

HEB does this with wine where they click off samples, or pour some small glasses, etc. The idea is for you to go ahead and see if you like the flavor, and then ask the person doing the dispensing questions about what wine to pair with whatever you're buying to cook at home.

But it never works out that way.

Bitter retirees will show up and gobble up samples just so they can suddenly lecture the poor wine steward as though they were a sommelier themselves. Sucking, sloshing, and gurgling the wine for subtle notes of their lost youth they pissed away...or perhaps just a chunk of a Denver omelette that washes loose from their dentures. They they won't shut up about tours of Wine Country. Both California and Texas you know... And then they will speak louder to try and attract as much attention as possible from any and all passers by.

Next are Suburbanite house whores that lock up the aisles and want to suddenly chit-chat with the person pouring samples, and then unload on them. Then god-forbid one of their other ghastly girlfriends shows up, tired from running up the family credit cards, they soon form a ghoulish brood of half-drunk broads that lament about soccer practice and coupon clipping. Then they start out with the angry one-upmanship of who is buying what that needs to have wine paired with it, and then it turns into an argument of the ingreedients. ALL WHILE STANDING THERE, BLOCKING THE MAIN AISLE AND THE TWO ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SAMPLING ENDCAP! AND I'M JUST STANDING THERE LIKE:

[images.rapgenius.com image 202x250]


I don't know the first thing about you as a person, but strictly judging by your little diatribe there, I'm fully comfortable in assuming you are Grade AA douchebag....

/and if it was meant in a humorous way, it failed there too
 
2015-08-31 01:21:48 PM  

xanadian: Meanwhile, in Houlton, ME...


Meanwhile in the dumbass backward state of dipshiattary that is Indiana, you can't buy any alcohol on Sundays from anywhere other than direct from the microbrew/winery.

(can't buy a car either)
 
2015-08-31 01:22:13 PM  

rcain: FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?

In California, you can't use the self-checkout if you have any alcoholic beverage which is a bummer.
Used to be able to, then laws go passed so some State Legislator could grandstand at how he fought to keep booze out of the hands of minor.


Here in Hell, er, Illinois, the attendant gives you the stink eye, presses a button and your booze sale goes through.  Still no cure for the "THERE'S A HUNNERT DOLLARS ON MAH LINK CARD!  WHERE'S THE MANAGER?  WHAT DID YOU DO TO MAH LINK CARD?  DID YOU HACK MAH LINK CARD?  I'MMACALLING BRUCE AT THE WELFARE OFFICE!  HE'LL SHUT THIS PLACE DOWN!"

(LINK cards are electronic food stamps.  You seem to be able to carry at least five separate LINK cards at a time).
 
2015-08-31 01:22:41 PM  

cgraves67: Begoggle: What did we learn from self check-out, submitter?
That I can pay for my stuff and be out the door in about 30 seconds, instead of having to wait in line for an eternity?

That most customers are incapable of operating the machines as efficiently as a person who has been trained to do it, and therefore need to be babysat and have their hands held through the whole process and never seem to learn.


That's not my experience.
If it was, I wouldn't be able to get through them so fast.
I'm sure some people are incompetent with them, though.
I guess I just don't get behind the slow people.
 
2015-08-31 01:24:19 PM  

AngryDragon: [lordsofthedrinks.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]


Donny?!? Is that you?
 
2015-08-31 01:25:59 PM  

FrancoFile: Thingster: FrancoFile: Uchiha_Cycliste: In October of 2014 Safeway (possibly Ca) forbade me from self-checking out my own alcohol.
It still makes me sad, for all the time it wastes for me now.

They are liable if you buy alcohol underage.  That's what the guy with the remote control doodad on his belt, who oversees the self-checkout lanes, is for.  How exactly is the machine supposed to figure out how old you are?

The barcode on the back of your license.

And how does it know that you're the license holder, as opposed to stealing the ID from mom?


Hey now, that wasn't the original question!
 
2015-08-31 01:26:22 PM  

chevydeuce: Claude Ballse: It's not that I'm against this, I'm just against the kind of people that this attracts: Suburbanite Snobs that are severely out of their element.

HEB does this with wine where they click off samples, or pour some small glasses, etc. The idea is for you to go ahead and see if you like the flavor, and then ask the person doing the dispensing questions about what wine to pair with whatever you're buying to cook at home.

But it never works out that way.

Bitter retirees will show up and gobble up samples just so they can suddenly lecture the poor wine steward as though they were a sommelier themselves. Sucking, sloshing, and gurgling the wine for subtle notes of their lost youth they pissed away...or perhaps just a chunk of a Denver omelette that washes loose from their dentures. They they won't shut up about tours of Wine Country. Both California and Texas you know... And then they will speak louder to try and attract as much attention as possible from any and all passers by.

Next are Suburbanite house whores that lock up the aisles and want to suddenly chit-chat with the person pouring samples, and then unload on them. Then god-forbid one of their other ghastly girlfriends shows up, tired from running up the family credit cards, they soon form a ghoulish brood of half-drunk broads that lament about soccer practice and coupon clipping. Then they start out with the angry one-upmanship of who is buying what that needs to have wine paired with it, and then it turns into an argument of the ingreedients. ALL WHILE STANDING THERE, BLOCKING THE MAIN AISLE AND THE TWO ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SAMPLING ENDCAP! AND I'M JUST STANDING THERE LIKE:

[images.rapgenius.com image 202x250]

I don't know the first thing about you as a person, but strictly judging by your little diatribe there, I'm fully comfortable in assuming you are Grade AA douchebag....

/and if it was meant in a humorous way, it failed there too


Well you're pretty biased already, sooooo... there's that, you know?
 
2015-08-31 01:27:36 PM  

Claude Ballse: It's not that I'm against this, I'm just against the kind of people that this attracts: Suburbanite Snobs that are severely out of their element.

HEB does this with wine where they click off samples, or pour some small glasses, etc. The idea is for you to go ahead and see if you like the flavor, and then ask the person doing the dispensing questions about what wine to pair with whatever you're buying to cook at home.

But it never works out that way.

Bitter retirees will show up and gobble up samples just so they can suddenly lecture the poor wine steward as though they were a sommelier themselves. Sucking, sloshing, and gurgling the wine for subtle notes of their lost youth they pissed away...or perhaps just a chunk of a Denver omelette that washes loose from their dentures. They they won't shut up about tours of Wine Country. Both California and Texas you know... And then they will speak louder to try and attract as much attention as possible from any and all passers by.

Next are Suburbanite house whores that lock up the aisles and want to suddenly chit-chat with the person pouring samples, and then unload on them. Then god-forbid one of their other ghastly girlfriends shows up, tired from running up the family credit cards, they soon form a ghoulish brood of half-drunk broads that lament about soccer practice and coupon clipping. Then they start out with the angry one-upmanship of who is buying what that needs to have wine paired with it, and then it turns into an argument of the ingreedients. ALL WHILE STANDING THERE, BLOCKING THE MAIN AISLE AND THE TWO ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SAMPLING ENDCAP! AND I'M JUST STANDING THERE LIKE:

[images.rapgenius.com image 202x250]


img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2015-08-31 01:28:26 PM  

cgraves67: Begoggle: What did we learn from self check-out, submitter?
That I can pay for my stuff and be out the door in about 30 seconds, instead of having to wait in line for an eternity?

That most customers are incapable of operating the machines as efficiently as a person who has been trained to do it, and therefore need to be babysat and have their hands held through the whole process and never seem to learn.


I was once standing in line for the self-checkouts. This store had three, but one of them was closed. It clearly said "Station Closed" or something similar on the screen. Yet, there was an asian guy standing there trying to scan his item. I said to the person standing next to me in line, "I thought asians were supposed to be smart." They just gave me a blank look. They still didn't say anything to the guy that couldn't figure out why is stuff was not scanning.
 
2015-08-31 01:30:42 PM  

cgraves67: Begoggle: What did we learn from self check-out, submitter?
That I can pay for my stuff and be out the door in about 30 seconds, instead of having to wait in line for an eternity?

That most customers are incapable of operating the machines as efficiently as a person who has been trained to do it, and therefore need to be babysat and have their hands held through the whole process and never seem to learn.


Most checkers are far what I would call "trained".  Add in the conversation she is having with the little old lady with 400 coupons, and paying by check (which never occurs for her to produce until the bitter end) and the lines for regular check stands makes self checkout very attractive for people who just want in and out.


doubled99: It's funny, I hear people biatch all the time about self checkout. I love it. I use it every time I go to Safeway and never have any problems at all,
It drives me crazy to watch people struggle with it like it's a farking Rubic's cube or something. What is so difficult?


I think it's a bit of the spoiled nature of people.  They feel since it's self checkout there should never be any wait and people being slow or not knowing what they are doing drives them nuts.  It's the grocery equivalent of people road raging because people in the fast lane are only doing 8 over the limit instead of the usual 10.
 
2015-08-31 01:31:40 PM  

doubled99: It's funny, I hear people biatch all the time about self checkout. I love it. I use it every time I go to Safeway and never have any problems at all,
It drives me crazy to watch people struggle with it like it's a farking Rubic's cube or something. What is so difficult?


That's annoying, but not even close to as annoying as when you get behind some blue-haired old lady at a staffed checkout. You're standing there, being disgusted at the tripe that passes as "magazines" these days, and as each item is rung up, she holds up the cashier until she double-checks that the price that comes up on the screen is the same as the one on the notebook in her purse.

Gods forbid anything be off by so much as a penny, for then you will be there all day.

One time I got more and more furious as they haggled over the price of a gorram red onion. Customer demanded a price check. Cashier (looking like it was her second day on the job) calls the manager over, but the manager is working five registers *and* the meat department, where some guy insists that he needs his roast beef sliced just a *bit* thinner than that one, and just a *smidge* thicker than the other slice. So I'm waiting and fuming, and finally I pull out a fiver, hand it to the cashier and say "Here, I'll pay for the farking onion."

Horrified at my language, the old lady said nothing to me and the remainder of her groceries cleared in record time.

But. Then when everything's rung up to their satisfaction, and the receipt is triple-checked against the notes and the Sunday flyer, then and only then do they dig deep in the purse for a checkbook and begin laboriously filling one out...
 
2015-08-31 01:31:43 PM  

FrancoFile: Simulpost!  Drink!


close, friend, close. If you hover over the "time ago" it gives you the exact seconds. But close enough for government work I suppose.
 
2015-08-31 01:33:27 PM  
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2015-08-31 01:34:42 PM  
I've got no problem with the self-checkouts as long as the employee manning them is paying attention. The one near me now doesn't have this issue, but the one by my old apartment was awful. They would stay nowhere near the things and never paid attention to when they were going off. It was a mess.

I bought wine from there one night and the self-checkout employee was talking to another employee. She approved the sale from her screen without IDing me. I don't think anything of it until I am out the door and she running me down and grabbing at my bags. Of course now that she is paying attention she realizes that I could possibly (although I am not) be underage. She is holding my bags and demanding my drivers license. I ended up going back inside to talk to one of the managers. If I had been underage or working with the state it would have been too late at that point. Besides who the Hell chases a customer out to the parking lot and tries to hold their purchases hostage? Not to mention how dangerous that was for her to do on her end.

I never saw the employee after that. I felt a little bad that I might have cost someone their job...but at the same time it isn't like she was doing a stellar job.

/Not so much a CSB
//I still feel a little bad about it.
 
2015-08-31 01:42:57 PM  

doubled99: It's funny, I hear people biatch all the time about self checkout. I love it. I use it every time I go to Safeway and never have any problems at all,
It drives me crazy to watch people struggle with it like it's a farking Rubic's cube or something. What is so difficult?


One thing that got better was the sensor for telling if you had bagged something. I know it used to be finicky with "please put item in bag" especially if the item was too big.
 
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