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Self Checkout

August 2, 2004

Here’s the problem with the self checkout lane at Wal-Mart: they’re slow and inefficient. Scan an item, put it in the bag, wait for it to weigh and verify the item, scan another item. Unless the weight is just ever so sliiiightly off, then its ‘please wait, assistance is on the way’. And don’t even think about checking out produce quickly. But I digress. This is a quick recording of a trip through the self checkout lane, luckily with no mishaps. Although the damn lady was speaking too loud, and the sound got a wee bit distorted I think.

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