This time it was an employee because they were wearing a uniform. This time I hadn't paid for my purchases yet, so my receipt didn't end up in the trash. This time I... said nothing. OK, but if a third time occurs, I'm flipping tables over and going wild bunch on these guys. [pew pew]
I can hear it now. "Oh, Mongo, stop being so passive aggressive and just go through a regular check out lane. You are doing this to bait them, now." Well, yeah, you're right. I am baiting them. I want them to do it because a third time will not be tolerated. And as for the regular lanes, I don't want to hear anybody complain that it takes away from the need to hire cashiers. That's a load of crap. There were three cashiers before they put in self-checkout lanes and there are three cashiers, now. What does happen is that when you go through a regular check out, you run into these issues.
- Waiting for the person in front of you when you can just zip through the empty self-checkout lanes.
- The cashiers do not give you the coupons printed out from scanning your Advantage Card in the self-checkout lane.
- Nine times out of ten, the regular checkout cashiers have not asked me if I wanted to apply my discounts from pumping gas to my total. That's a screen you have to navigate through in self-checkout lanes.
Now, the last time I went to the store was yesterday to grab one item for dinner because the ones I had were out of date. No one bothered me but the next time... ooooh, grrrr.