Thursday, February 23, 2006

Self-checkouts

Self-checkouts are a dream come true for me. Didn’t you always have that secret desire to be the clerk sliding the products across the scanner? The satisfying beep that follows is a beautiful sound.

Ever since I can remember, I have been enamored by a cashiers job. Perhaps they would laugh to read this. My sisters and I would play anything imaginable that included a check-out: grocery store, department store, library... We were always careful to make the appropriate sounds, stamp and slide the books, and of course, bag everything carefully to not crush anything.

I guess I’m living a clerk’s life vicariously by going through the self-check. I know people complain about the lack of personal touch and interaction but I don’t mind. I’d much rather have the joy of scanning my purchases and hearing that beep.

3 comments:

steph said...

Remember how we used to hang plastic bags over the back of the little white rocker? It's the joy of both scanning and bagging...it's great! :)

Kevin & Amy said...

Funny! I can totally relate to playing similar imaginary games with my own sisters. We were in heaven when my parents' bank went out of business and we got all of their old, unused checks. We played "bank" for months, and months afterwards. We also liked to play post office, library, and grocery store. :) Good memories ...

Catherine said...

I LOVE self check out! I am "that girl" who ignores the only-12-items-or-less rule, but that is only because I'm so so so speedy!