Friday, March 04, 2005

Self checkout Machines are not that complicated

However, if you are someone who doesn't understand how they work, or isn't good at following directions, or if you just aren't very bright, then don't fucking use them! I understand that there are a lot of problems with these registers that aren't your fault. They tell you that the weight is not correct, or to let the item settle, or to remove the item and scan it again. These things are all expected and are not your fault. But when you have to study the screen before even beginning to scan your stuff, then that is your fault. Guess what? You don't even have to read the screen, you can just start scanning stuff. Oh, and if you have a doormat, don't try to fold it up and put it into the bag, just press the "Skip Bagging" button, that's what it's there for. And when it comes time to pay, all the options are exactly the same as they were the last time you were here, just press one and get on with it. If you have cash, you can just press the Cash button, you don't have to study all the other options, it's not a test. And when you do put your money in, the slot is the thing with the blinking lights on it, so I don't know why you stare at it like it's a puzzle, just put your money in.

I realize that most of you are idiots (not you, the other ones) who voted for George Bush, so you're obviously not playing with a full deck to begin with, but this machine really isn't all that hard, so either figure it out, or just wait in the regular line. Oh, and the same thing applies to ATMs.

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