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“Unidentified item in the bagging area !”

Posted by Big John on February 26, 2011

Although I’m an old fart I pride myself on the fact that I do pretty well when it comes to understanding and using most modern technology. I recently bought a ‘state of the art’ touch screen computer and have managed to find my way around it’s many programs and features without too much trouble, even if I’ll never use half of them.

I manage OK at automatic check-in desks and touch screen ATMs, so why is it that when I try to use Sainsbury’s ‘do-it-yourself’ check-outs that bloody women always SHOUTS at me …

as if I’m an idiot ? 😦


7 Responses to ““Unidentified item in the bagging area !””

  1. Grannymar said

    She has no class! LOL

    I went into the bank recently to carry out a transaction. The lady teller dealt with me in a very courteous manner and then reminded me that I could have used the ATM out side on the street.

    I said “Yes, I know that. But the ATM does not greet me by name, smile or thank me for my custom. In fact” I added, “If everyone used the ATMs, you would be out of a job”! She never mentioned an ATM to me since.

  2. rummuser said

    May be she is not as tech savvy as you are!

  3. Ginnie said

    John: I remember so clearly when you decided to stop blogging, back at the end of 2008 … so I am happy to see that you are back. I always loved your entries and if you check my blog entry for Feb. 20th, 2009 you will see that I stole one of your wonderful photos for my story then. (Hope that’s OK with you.)
    Welcome back and I will be checking in regularly ! I hope you and “she who must be obeyed” are well.

  4. Ginnie said

    I forgot to leave my website (blog)

  5. Maria said

    Oh dear, that isn’t right at all, but I truly admire your tenacity. I tried the do it yourself stand just one time. The machine was so particular. I had to hold my purse – couldn’t put it on the little shelf and I think at one point it was letting me know (wrongly) that I had removed an item from my bag. Now I wait for a real person.

  6. Big John said

    Hello Ginnie. So nice to hear from you and nice to see that old photo on your blog. BTW the little girl is my Aunt Dolly and she is still going strong at the age of 91.

  7. Frisby said

    I hate those self service checkouts! There is always something you have to ask for help about (alcohol needs de-tagging, something has a money off sticker etc) and the assistant will always come over, fire off a load of instructions about where to put it, when to scan in/move it etc) until you get all flustered. I’ve now taken to saying ‘no I’d rather get served by a REAL PERSON’ every time they try and drag me over to one!

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