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SHOOP! ! COMPUTER TO THE RESCUE

Updated on June 29, 2011

AUTOMATIC CHECKOUT AT GROCERY STORE

AUTOMATIC CHECKOUT IN LIBRARY IS FINE

SELF CHECKOUT OF BOOKS
SELF CHECKOUT OF BOOKS

TO MY SURPRISE

While out of town visiting a friend, who is now a vegan, I realized that i wold need a few things for my week stay, mainly food. On the way to the local grocery store I'm thinking rotisserie chicken, ice cream, and pistachios. This was a very nice store, clean, cool, and soft music playing in the background, so my shopping went quick and easy, other then getting more than I planned.


As I go to the checkout I notice that no one is there.To my surprise I'm at the automatic checkout counter. Standing there right in front of me was this machine I knew nothing about, but heard of. I looked at it then glance over to my friends 10 year old daughter who was looking at me as if to say "what are you waiting for?" And yes she had to show me how it worked, which I still don't get.


I must admit that this machine scared me a little but mostly I felt a little intimidated by it. I understand that technology is improving everything and that it can be more convenient for some people. This automatic checker just isn't for me right now, not in the grocery store, not with something as personal as my food.


I've read where people are actually happy to demonstrate how to operate this machine to prospective buyers who come to the store. What's going to happen to the jobs that human clerks held (the bag boy has long been gone.) The girl who worked at the store to earn enough money to get those special jeans everyone has, the girl who always tossed my bread a little to hard and made me a bit perturb. I've complained about them many times but to see them go by way of the automatic checkout clerk just seems wrong.


Everyone beware, for this machine is coming to your neighborhood, if its not already there. Grocery shopping use to be fun for me. Something personal that I took pride in doing for myself and my family. Having to go through a machine with my monthly staples just made it more of a chore and desensitized my shopping experience.


I'll adapt, I won't have much choice in the matter but here and of now I stand firm on this matter: NO MACHINES TOUCHING MY FOOD (IN MY SIGHT!)



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    • roshall profile imageAUTHOR

      roshall 

      7 years ago from Ohio

      Thank you again for commenting. I have tried them a few more times. I t can and will work for some and for me sometimes too. Have a good day.

    • Phil Plasma profile image

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I'm not against the idea, sometimes for just a handful of items, it is faster. If we have a large number of items we usually go to a clerk. All of the stores here have both.

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