: OMG AZChristian- that has got to be one of the funniest posts I've ever read on FORT!! Thanks for making me LMAO!Typical situation at our store (near the retirement community in which I live):
I suspect that if one of them did pull out an extreme number of coupons, it would not be until AFTER the sale was completely rung up. In our neighborhood, the results would be referred to as "justifiable homicide."
- Customer at the register, waiting for the cashier to get done, supervising how bags are filled.
- After cashier is done and announces cost of groceries, customer slowly opens purse and looks for checkbook, wallet, or glasses. (We call this the, "Oh, I forgot I have to pay for this stuff" moment.)
- If writing a check, customer asks for a pen, then slowly writes check.
- If paying cash, customer takes multiple rubber bands off of wallet. (Don't ask me what the rubber bands are for, I've NEVER figured that one out.) Cash customers also like to give the exact amount, so they'll dig for change after paying out the exact number of dollars.
- If paying with debit card, customer digs for wallet (see "takes multiple rubber bands off" above), then digs for glasses. Customer then needs to be walked through the debit card swipe process while trying to line up bi/tri-focals.
- After paying - but before leaving the checkout area - customer slowly loads checkbook, wallet, and/or glasses back into purse, then digs out keys.
And that's why God invented Self-Checkout. The Rubber Band Brigade NEVER goes there!