Self Check Out!! *

I really like the self check-out in the grocery store. It has made many trips fast and fairly painless for me. I don’t like standing in line 10 minutes to check out when it only took me 2 minutes to get my stuff.  I also don’t like being behind someone who has chosen a very busy time of day to learn the process of self check out.  Can you tell that struggle with patience?  😀

The instructions are on the screen for all to see. Hint: If you can’t read, then please –  leave this part to the professionals!  By the way, if you have more than 15 items, you probably should let the professional checker handle it!  I love the kids who lean on the bagging scale and force the machine to call for the attendant to reset.  Other people have stage-fright – “it’s like with all these people behind me, I’m freaking out!”  The way professional baseball players & singers avoid stage fright is practice!

The best way to learn to use self check-out is go about 9 PM or 9 AM and take your  sweet time because there probably won’t be anyone in line at that point. Please understand,  I’m not trying to dog out the slow pokes who make the self check out way tougher than it has to be – please just  know when to say when and use the professional check-out clerk!

Please don’t take this personally – just hurry up!

*please detect the sarcasm sprinkled throughout :-)