I absolutely loathe the self checkouts. They have so many ridiculous features that are presumably meant to prevent theft, but really just prevent proper operation.
I've worked in a supermarket, I know how to use a register, yet there's always something that freezes up the self check-out system when I use it.
Either the bag weighing thing freaks out because I have the nerve to use my own bag (my local supermarket doesn't have a 'using my own bag' button) or there's some item that doesn't scan. There's an 'enter UPC' option which I have used on a couple of items that just won't scan, but once you enter it you need to wait for an associate to approve it.
Best of all, they don't have any monitoring on the self-scan registers so if the thing freezes up you have to wait forever until someone deigns to enter the code. Now you might wonder why I don't just go through the line with the human cashier.
Well that takes twice as long. I don't know where the store is finding these morons, but my local supermarket has the worst cashiers known to mankind.
Most have apparently never eaten a vegetable because they have to ask what every single one is. None of them have a clue how to bag groceries (bread on the bottom, gallon bottles in bags, random bags with one item) and handing them a reusable bag that doesn't have the stores logo on it is likely to make their head pop.
Packing a different style of bag means you have to actually engage your brain and that's a real issue for at least 80% of their employees. Usually I'll just go to a different market but if I just need to run out for a couple of things I'll brave the insanity.
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Oh Thrognar... Piggies are the WORST!
I find coffee cups all the time. Apple cores, too. Add to that: gum (custys put their nasty gum on anything and everything), sucker sticks, pacifiers (why, idk), discarded ring pops... and half eaten product everywhere. Including ice-cream, which melts everywhere.
One time some asshat put the half-eaten melted icecream in the corner of a shelf (where the end of the shelves meet the back of the end cap), leaving it to drop down the backside of the endcap, which you CAN'T get at to clean. >:|
--Slave To The Dollar