“Don’t you think we should get an employee discount when we use the self checkout?” ~ Unknown
Don’t you just love to smile? Well, this article certainly had that tickling effect on me. To be honest, as soon as I realised the gist of this article my intuition told me what was going to happen next!
In my mind, I watched you (GC) trotting along with your organised basket of ten items or less for your first lesson in self-scanning, and then that sinking feeling in your gut told you it was about to go pear-shaped, or in this instance Yam shaped!
I love it that you did an about turn and rejoined the queue at the express line of ‘Ten Items or Less’, but I can’t help wondering who finished paying first, you or the Yam lady?
I often use the self scanning check out but only for a few items and yes I do cringe in anticipation of problems if I have loose fresh produce because then I have to choose between white onions, brown onions, spring onions, organic onions, organic broccoli, whole broccoli, tender-stem broccoli, and the list it seems is endless.
Recently, a little bird told me “Stop fussing about it, choose the cheapest option, who’s going to check?” Now there’s a useful asparagus tip, though I hasten to add, I haven’t tried it and am very unlikely to!
Moving on from the various shades of greens – let’s talk about the other forms of new technology, the parcel collection. What does your intuition tell you here?
The Amazon parcel pick up is based inside the supermarket with no human involvment, so if we go wrong here…Tough!
Outside the building is the InPost parcel collection, no humans here either. Quite honestly, I can’t remember seeing an option for either when I ordered my parcel, and even if I had, I’m certain I would have opted for home delivery.
Talking of home delivery – When I returned home today, a parcel was perched on my doorstep, perfume no less, but I’m interested to know why the delivery person coudn’t simply hide the item behind the plant pots, why leave in such an obvious place?
I might also mention that when my doorbell is pressed the caller is filmed, my phone rings and I can answer the door when away from home. The door history shows that no one rang the doorbell today, this tells me that even if I had been at home, I would never have known the parcels were sitting on the doorstep because I don’t have a view of the front door from the back of the house!
So which is best, technology or the human touch? What does your intuition say to this one?
(c) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018. In response to the word-prompt Intuition from Weekly Prompts – http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/09/12/word-prompt-intuition