Unexpected

Alcohol kills brain cells slowly, but that never bothered me because I’m not in a hurry.” ~ Anonymous

๏ฟผMy post today is a second response to Inconvenience Stores from Weekly Prompts, RDP’s Pareidolia and Fandango’s Treatment.

I’m not particularly enamoured with shopping, especially the queuing element, but since the convenient introduction of supermarket self-scanning a few years ago, my supermarket shop has become a more efficient and expeditious experience, providing of course that I don’t have a huge trolley full of groceries; however, the most advanced machine to be installed appears to have received some rather unique treatment.

The machine has acquired a sixth sense, a third eye; you could say it’s exhibiting signs of pareidolia, and in turn has led to it becoming a tad judgmental of my shopping habits!

CLICK here to find out why!

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Fandango’s Treatment and Ragtag Community’s Pareidolia and Inconvenience Stores from Weekly Prompts.

24 thoughts on “Unexpected

  1. Here, you have to show ID before they’ll release your bottle of cough medicine or bottle of wine, even though it’s obvious that you’re an OAP. I find that so funny and maybe just a bit of a compliment. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. That sounds a little bit OCD!
      Here Alcohol can be purchased after age 18, but ID is required if you look 25 or under, as a precaution I suppose. My forty year old daughter was recently asked to provide ID and as she’s also the mother of five she was delighted! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Me too, but if I’m family catering and on my own with a large trolley I feel that I’m holding up the line unless I have someone to do the bagging as I scan. Thank you, Peter

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    2. Same here, but in my regional town, it’s stand and wait while some inconsiderate person with far more than the stated number of items holds up the so-called Express Lane. I get even more cranky than usual!!!

      I adore self checkout, even if they do get all judgmental. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Yowzer! You can buy alcohol at your local supermarket. I live in New York, but the supermarket I use is in New Jersey….maybe 15 minutes from here. No alcohol, not even beer!!

    I’ve never used the self-check. I’m sure it has to get you on your way faster, but I feel so bad for all the people who have lost their jobs because of self-serve lanes in stores. And yes, I am a dinosaur! Lol.

    Hmmmm, maybe some savvy computer tech might come up with a program for these self-serve registers that renders them unable to seem judgmental to the customers!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    ๐ŸพGinger ๐Ÿพ

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    1. Our supermarket never opened every checkout even at the busiest times so this arrangement is a win-win situation for everyone and the previous long queues have been reduced.

      We have specialised wine stores here, but all supermarkets sell alcohol even the small ones. I’ll do a supermarket blog with photos just for you! Thank you, Ginger ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. I don’t think people have lost their jobs, but I don’t suppose any formal research has been done on that. I have finally learned not to try to shop at the time when school is let out, or just before the big football match is about to start on tv!. The shop is full, and as Sue has said, there are no extra checkouts opened.

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      1. Yvonne, I shopped early yesterday (Friday) during bad weather (sleet and snow) another storm was forecast for the weekend, and everyone else seemed to be doing the doing the same and stocking up.
        The queues at the checkouts we’re ridiculously long so I used the ‘large trolley’ self-checkout. It took a while because of the amount in my trolley but I think it was much quicker than queuing.

        Oh, Yvonne, I found another shopping list in my trolley, I will scan it today and e-mail it to you. Ginger, you will love Yvonne’s shopping lists posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. The picture was my one of my birthday cards.
      I looked at your prompt and thought… This is just perfect for the card!.Thank you for your super comment, Brian ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’m glad you liked it, it was a birthday card from my granddaughter and it made me laugh out loud too! Thank you so much for your comment, Luanne and for the follow! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’m glad it made you smile. I’ve been hanging on to the card since my birthday just waiting for the right moment to put ‘pen to paper’ or fingers on keys. Thank you, Carolyn ๐Ÿ™‚

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