Being on Stage

I hate using the self checkout while impatient people glare at you from the line. I felt a bad vibe, so I hit my remote shutter release that was in my pocket. I had lost my credit card and was rifling through my pockets, frantically trying to find it. I think it was annoying this guy.

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Being on Stage

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  1. Great capture of the moment! I hate self checkout lanes, too…but most of all because I feel that this is one more way of automating our lives and for companies to scrimp on employee wages while the country flounders with unemployment.

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  2. Add me to the “I hate self-checkout lines” crowd. I am not a stupid person. I’d rather use an ATM for banking than ever step into a bank, but when I have tried to use the self-checkout I feel like the biggest loser ever. I feel like I’m getting yelled at by the disembodied voice (which is too loud for my tastes), stuff doesn’t scan properly, the switches and slots are not well marked, and I almost always wind up having to get help from the “assistant” standing there to help people like me.

    And, yeah, that part about trying to minimize staffing at a time when every job is precious really rankles me as well.

    Great photo though!

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