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Fully-automated grocery shopping: not for old farts, or shoplifters... - Larsson Log — LiveJournal
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Fully-automated grocery shopping: not for old farts, or shoplifters...
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daylami From: daylami Date: October 6th, 2002 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

oh DAMN that was funny!

Dude I first saw those machines at a Price Chopper near Binghamton and I couldn't help feeling like there was going to be some major trouble, but I didn't see them in use. AWEsome commentary, Larsson!

If people are really that thick-headed, they should have to deal with the humans that these places stock. I myself was a Price Choppist cashier, and got promoted to office detail within a month because I was the only person there who wasn't a total idiot and didn't steal anything. Me mum once brought a bag of hazelnuts to the register, which was being operated by a really dim chick I knew from high school. Mom sees a problem and decides to avoid it - she places the bag on the scale and tells Becky "These are hazelnuts. They're also called filberts." Becky goes through her list of codes at least three times and finally concludes, "I don't see 'acorns' on this list anywhere."

I also like the idiots who pick up a piece of obscure produce and then forget what it is when they get to the checkout. That must go over well at the auto-cashier. How does it know the difference between cheapass CABBAGE and the more expensive RADICCHIO? On the other hand, it looks like they've covered quite a bit already. If this technology can get total fools to ring up their own groceries correctly, then I maintain faith.
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