I took a quick run to pick up a few things and decided to get in the self checkout since I had all of seven items. Begging that the woman and her kids wouldn't get in front of me.
And to make it worse they split up. The mother goes to another self checkout, leaving her oldest dumb kid in front of me. With one item, a bottle of soda and a gift card.
So he scans the soda through, hits the "Pay Now" button and swipes the card.
The wrong way. The magnetic strip was facing the wrong way.
He swipes it again. And again. And again. I notice.
"It's facing the wrong way."
He looks at me like I just spoke Martian. "You need to turn it around."
So he manages to turn the card so that the magnetic strip is still facing the wrong way.
He then proceeds to turn it every which way except the right way, and swipes it through the card reader about 15 times, getting more and more confused each time.
Finally his mother comes back over, realizes what he's doing wrong and turns the card the right way and they're gone.
It took nearly five minutes for what should have been a thirty second self checkout.
I really wanted to shout at this kid: "YOU! Out of the gene pool!"