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    Arrow SWMBO: You're fired.

    Just returned from doing a stint of shopping at the local Countdown, with the resolve that SWMBO can let me take over the shopping from now on.

    At least, until I get tired of it, or something else comes along to amuse me

    You see, you get to check out your own goodies - press buttons on a press screen, cancel the transactions, swipe your cards, enter in if you want cash out etc - and pack your own bag. Sounds tedious, but when I went through, there were three of us blokes fascinated with the system, a new toy to take the drudgery out of shopping ....

    But then when I got home I got challenged with what took me so long (it took me about 10 minutes to figure the system out). Can't win.

    Later, when I get tired of the new toy, I may have to reinstate SWMBO to her proper station in life and duties. But for the time being, she's fired.
    I have very high hopes that seriousness is a reversible condition.

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    Default Re: SWMBO: You're fired.

    Meh, I'm too lazy. New World has had these for a while, I think. Saw them a few months ago.
    Too lazy and busy to try. A lot quicker to have someone else do **** for me.
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    Default Re: SWMBO: You're fired.

    More unemployment.

    And when it works it's OK but it screws up often and drives you crazy while a human comes to sort it.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: SWMBO: You're fired.

    The console will not, however, respond to my inconsequential
    blatherings about the weather etc,
    (mind you, half the staff don't either).

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    Default Re: SWMBO: You're fired.

    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    The console will not, however, respond to my inconsequential
    blatherings about the weather etc,
    (mind you, half the staff don't either).
    I have very high hopes that seriousness is a reversible condition.

    Dr Lester Levy


    I've studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through.

    Leonard Cohen

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    Default Re: SWMBO: You're fired.

    Oh and you can't buy smokes with one of those. So no, I won't be using one.
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    Default Re: SWMBO: You're fired.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    Oh and you can't buy smokes with one of those. So no, I won't be using one.
    Yeah. And a bottle of wine.

    It started to look so good for a while.
    I have very high hopes that seriousness is a reversible condition.

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    Default Re: SWMBO: You're fired.

    "Meh, I'm too lazy. New World has had these for a while, I think. Saw them a few months ago.
    Too lazy and busy to try. A lot quicker to have someone else do **** for me."

    All we've got at our New World is 6 "manned" (by the opposite gender) checkouts, but at least they pack the bags and give you a cheerful smile and comment!
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    Default Re: SWMBO: You're fired.

    Never had a problem with the local New World ones, been using it for 12 or 14 months now, we are used to each other. It would be worth an extra $1 on the bill if it wouldn't deliver that crap about fly buys though.
    At least with human operators when they spout that I can stare intently into their eyes and say "Your sexual habits are your own affair, but please don't expect me to go buying flies". It isn't often necessary to deliver the message a second time unless you get a new operator to be trained.
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    Default Re: SWMBO: You're fired.

    The Shop n Go at Pak n Save is good. The only thing is sometimes they want to rescan your groceries and that is a pain if you have to be somewhere

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