Adult Children by Stephen Beals for May 19, 2024

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    seanfear  2 months ago

    and if they had the choice they wouldn’t be having such conversations actually nor work in such places shrug

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    Purple People Eater  2 months ago

    It has happened twice recently that I went to the store and I heard one of the self-checkouts say “Please put the item back on the bag area before continuing”. In both cases, there was nobody there. Those things don’t even work when they’re not being used.

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    Doctor Toon  2 months ago

    Self check was developed as a cost saving measure, supposedly to save you money

    Shoplifting took off to such an extent it is leading to massive losses

    Several large companies are looking into reducing or eliminating self check

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    HappyDog/ᵀʳʸ ᴮᵒᶻᵒ ⁴ ᵗʰᵉ ᶠᵘⁿ ᵒᶠ ᶦᵗ Premium Member 2 months ago

    When I’m at the grocery checkout I show the store loyalty card on my phone and then tap the CC reader with my phone to pay, even while my groceries are being scanned. Then the checker tells me the total and waits. And waits, until I say it’s all done. I don’t know why they don’t automatically get feedback that I’ve paid.

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    prince valiant Premium Member 2 months ago

    When Costco began their self-checkout, I used it all the time, but the employees that were put there to help speed things along got to pushy for me so I went back to the cashier lines.

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    Munch  2 months ago

    Tabby sure knows how to deal with customers!

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 2 months ago

    Attagirl Tabby….

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    RadioDial Premium Member 2 months ago

    ..whoosh, right over her head..

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    ladykat  2 months ago

    I use self-check only when I absolutely have to. I prefer real cashiers.

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    wrytercat  2 months ago

    People like this charming customer need to be forced to work at least one day as a cashier.

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    Vet Premium Member 2 months ago

    Tabby loves poking the locals.

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    tarnsman  2 months ago

    Tabby saying the cashiers crouch down and look at their phones when customers approach reminded of the time my wife and I toured a headhunters’ village in Borneo. We were told the tour company had negotiated permission for us to enter the village and, more importantly, be allowed to leave uneaten. There was a list of things we weren’t supposed to say or do. We couldn’t make eye contact with them or else the warriors would take it as a challenge and the tour company couldn’t be responsible for what happened. The young male warriors had loin cloths over their swim trunks. The young female villagers wore flower leis and grass skirts over their bikinis. What amused me the most was that as we approached each work station, they all hurriedly put down their cell phones and picked up spears. knives, sewing supplies, cooking utensils, etc. I desperately wanted to make eye contact but didn’t. They were putting on a show and I thought I should cooperate.

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    Judeeye Premium Member 2 months ago

    I love how Tabby goes along with the customer’s ridiculous statement and contributes to the conspiracy theory. Personally, I like self checkout for small purchases. When I have a cart full, I opt for professional help. I truly appreciate all the hard working people in retail and always offer my thanks.

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    6turtle9  2 months ago

    Customer service needs to be called what it really is- corporate service.

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    willie_mctell  2 months ago

    It’s amazing how much power people like grocery clerks have at the upper management level.

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    felinefan55 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    The commissary added these a long time ago. They truly were a fast, efficient way to get things done. They had a limit of 10 items. This commissary was one where you show your ID card at checkout, so there was always someone there, but they covered 4 registers (which were 2 in front of the other 2 and the checker stood in the center). I am home-bound now, so I haven’t been there in years. I should hope they still have them as they were much quicker than even the express lane.

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