We have two grocery stores nearby that I frequent. One is farther away and has better prices; the other is closer and costs more. I use the closer store as a convenience store; it's handy for picking up a gallon of milk or a bag of carrots between big trips to the cheaper store.
But there's one thing I hate about this store: the self-checkout. They generally keep one checkstand open, but the line is long and I usually have a kid or two and want to get out of there as quickly as possible.
Yesterday, I went in for a couple of things and wanted to get out quick. I had also picked up some garden seeds.
Seeds and a self-checkout are a bad combination. The thing kept yelling at me to bag my items. I was, but the seeds weighed too little to register on the system. I hate being scolded by a machine.
Even when all goes well with the self-checkout, I still feel my blood pressure rising when I use it. I try to use the single manned checkout line whenever I can as a sort of protest. Even an inexperienced checker is faster than a self-checkout machine. And what's wrong with a little human interaction?
What about you? Do you love or hate self-checkouts?