Drabble by Kevin Fagan


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  1. solarrhino

    solarrhino said, over 3 years ago

    You ought to see… eh, hear… the Member Services people at my credit union (since all you can do is hear them chatting. You never actually get to see one).

  2. The Nihilist

    The Nihilist said, over 3 years ago

    It’s because they’re trying to herd you into using one of those self checkout kiosks and it isn’t happening.

    I’ll leave without buying anything before doing the store’s job and paying for the privilege…

  3. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Chat all they want…The only time I used the self check out was in a store that gives you a discount for it..everything cost less then the chains…

  4. win

    win said, over 3 years ago

    Ideal Express Lane: 5 items or less. Cash only. No chatting.

  5. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, over 3 years ago

    My daughter has worked at two supermarkets, and she says that they record the number of customers each cashier handles in an hour. They are reviewed weekly and ‘informed’ if they feel their line’s moving too slowly.

  6. Logan Sackett

    Logan Sackett GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The trick is to be friendly while working all the time so that your conversation ends as the transaction does. You have to scan so many items per hour and take care of a certain number of people.

    Also, there are some people that come through your line that you should never, ever ask, “How are you doing today?” or “How’s your day been so far?”

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    Hard to believe Ralph is only buying one thing.

  8. twatt2011

    twatt2011 said, over 3 years ago

    an hourly paid cashier will only get the dollars for the hours they are on the clock. I don’t think they will be given OT to make a quota of customers.

  9. twatt2011

    twatt2011 said, over 3 years ago


    Do they also check to see how many delays were because of store pricing error, or customer problems?

  10. Mike G

    Mike G said, over 3 years ago

    Where I go the problem isn’t usually the cashier. The problem is luddites who refuse to get credit or debit cards and insist on writing checks or, worse, paying with loose change and taking their sweet time to count out every penny from every crevice of a mothball-eaten purse. There should be at least three or four lines in every store where cash and check are FORBIDDEN and only swipeable plastic is accepted.

  11. Iluvnancy

    Iluvnancy said, over 3 years ago

    My local Stop ‘n’ Shop has a self scanning self bagging device that you scan and bag as you shop then you can get out the check out fast without having to unload your stuff on the belt. Usually dings with special offers just for scanner users. Just have to scan coupons and the number of bags you brought from home at the checkout. They do an audit once in a while, but that never took long. This flu season it is one less person touching my packages of food. They have weigh stations in produce so you can scan that in too.

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