Reality Check by Dave Whamond for May 29, 2024

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    C  about 2 months ago

    True horrors of retail

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    Sue Ellen  about 2 months ago

    The only advantage is you get to bag your own groceries so you can make sure all items that require refrigeration are in the same sack and a drippy package of chicken isn’t stuffed on top of veggies you intended to eat raw. You can also put things that go on the same shelf of the pantry into the same sack in the store. But I hate that naggy robot voice trying to hurry me up when I’m scanning as fast as I can.

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    blunebottle  about 2 months ago

    Ha! Joke’s on you, demon. I never use them.

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    Imagine  about 2 months ago

    They can’t pay me enough to do their work for them.

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    PoodleGroomer  about 2 months ago

    Then you have the wheels lock up and set off an alarm while holding the exit door open.

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    Kaputnik  about 2 months ago

    There’s a craft store that I’ve gone to occasionally for art supplies. The first time I went there, I was momentarily baffled to find that they had only self checkout. But they did have an employee near the front to help if needed.

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    Prawnclaw  about 2 months ago

    Supermarkets want their customers to do everything themselves to cut down on staff, next they will want us to grow our own food and charge us for it.

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    silverking1953  about 2 months ago

    The only reason I would use a self checkout, is if I got a discount for using it. Other than that, I don’t work for the store.

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    pat sandy creator about 2 months ago

    Hell’s Brainstorm…

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    Kroykali  about 2 months ago

    Grapes. I ALWAYS have problems scanning grapes. They’ve admitted the scanners don’t like fruit. Always have to have someone help, who never cares a bit when I complain this problem always happens.

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    Dobie  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I use self checkout so much, I was voted Walmart employee of the year.

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    DM2860  about 2 months ago

    and they arrest you for shoplifting if something does not scan and fraud if it scans with the wrong price.

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    a sage  about 2 months ago

    I was at a self-checkout once trying to buy a ribbon and bow for a present. It was so light that it wouldn’t register.

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    Lotus  about 2 months ago

    I don’t use self-check because I don’t want to take someone’s job. Especially at no pay to me.

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Self Service is an oxymoron! Where is the service if you have to do it yourself?

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    nancyb creator about 2 months ago

    Hell’s management has nothing on some of the places I’ve worked for.

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    christelisbetty  about 2 months ago

    I’m just here looking for Dave. I want to know why “Day by Dave” hasn’t changed from yesterday! I’d like to speak to the manager .

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    christelisbetty  about 2 months ago

    I take it this is the same department in H3ll that came up with automated customer service, phone lines.

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    gammaguy  about 2 months ago

    “Our job is to make up rules, not to make sure that it’s possible to obey them.”

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    Mike Baldwin creator about 2 months ago

    Plus you get to fire more staff!

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    the lost wizard  about 2 months ago

    Sam Walton’s heirs have a family meeting. :)

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Thank God most stores got rid of the “unexpected item” feature.

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    WildsidePhoto Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The robot voice is horrible. “Place your item in the bagging area; NOW! And be efficient with it, you imbecile.”

    The store should PAY us to do our own checkout – they have coopted their customers into providing free labor to save $$ on paying cashiers.

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    dpatrickryan Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Don’t forget to add a tip option with the “no tip” well hidden.

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    lnrokr55  about 2 months ago

    I like self checkout. But then I’ve 25 years as a coder(Programmer) in preparation. ;-)

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    chaosed2  about 2 months ago

    Don’t forget to add a step where you still ask for a tip while the customer is paying.

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    wconer  about 2 months ago

    I refuse to use self check-outs, I don’t work there… if you want to give me a 2% discount than maybe. They just don’t understand marketing.

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    markkahler52  about 2 months ago

    When they say: “Choose your language.” Boy, they don’t wanna hear MY language!!

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    wildlandwaters  about 2 months ago

    pure evil…plain and simple

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    zeexenon  about 2 months ago

    ’Tis just another Psych-101 experiment.

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    Howard'sMyHero  about 2 months ago

    “Please stay on the line, your call is very important to us.”…!

    ( hell causeth no more fury than that )

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    Flatworm  about 2 months ago

    And, aside from the hassle and wast of your time, it takes a couple of jobs away from people who are probably not qualfied to do much else.

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    albzort  about 2 months ago

    Aldi, which has the fastest checkout I’ve ever seen, does self-checkout the best. You don’t have to wait for a clerk to come over and tell the computer you’re old enough to buy alcohol. Instead, the clerk from one of the manned registers can remotely approve you. That eliminates one of the things I hate about self-checkout.

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    mistercatworks  about 2 months ago

    Plus they should charge extra for your bar code tattoo.

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    chireef  about 2 months ago

    i once had a bagger put a watermelon on top of the bread

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    Beowulf 406 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Yes, and charge extra in the form of a membership for the privilege of doing the work of the checkers who can then be laid off.

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