[Image Description: Background is several triangles in a circle like a pie alternating from true red, scarlet and black. A robin is sitting on his perch looking to the right.
Top Text: “I hate self checkouts”
Bottom Text: “because they give jobs to people like you”]
I’m rarely at self-checkout since I’m considered a dedicated cashier in another department, but for some reason I had a lovely SCO shift this day. I was helping a customer use one of the machines, and during the transaction a man started checking himself out on another. When my customer left, I went to say hello to him, and he immediately started into me about how he hates self-checkouts and you can never get a real person to check you out at our store (which isn’t true - we’re required to have 2 registers open from open to 9, then 2 more open - if he’d asked me specifically to check him out on a register, I would have). I just explained that our main-line cashier was giving breaks and lunches at the time, but he continued on about how ridiculous it was.
I didn’t know what to say, so I just told him to have a good day when he was finished. He immediately turned around and flipped out on me about how I was a sarcastic bitch, and then started yelling that he hated self-checkouts for giving “people like me” jobs.
That was fun.
Oh I get this all the time at work. Except, we usually have about six or seven other registers open. So I can’t even begin to comprehend why they would willingly come to U-Scan and proceed to have a royal conniption fit. All the other registers were free, with the exception of maybe one or two. So really, why?
1 year ago