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Old 01-04-2019, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Pueblo area
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Back in the stone age, before scanners, I knew some rich person that would hold up the supermarket check-out line for 10 minutes because the ad in the paper and the sticker on the can were off by 10 cents.

2019. Scan and Go.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Texas of course
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*Raising hand*

I certainly do remember! I also remember when the sticker would be missing from an item the checker would announce, I need a price check on isle 5 and would tell what the product was.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:59 AM
 
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i tell my grand kids about their grandma's pet dinosaur all the time .

i am not allowed to tell stories to them about me . my wife says all my stories end the same . "AND THEN THE COPS CAME "
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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i tell my grand kids about their grandma's pet dinosaur all the time .

i am not allowed to tell stories to them about me . my wife says all my stories end the same . "AND THEN THE COPS CAME "
LOL! I have a couple of them myself.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:13 AM
 
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Sure, the Flintstones was my favorite show. And it still happens, those who still use paper coupons.
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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A few months ago I found myself in line behind a "price matcher" at Wal-Mart. This lady had a stack of newspaper advertisements with lower prices and she insisted in going through every item one by one and making the cashier reprice each one.

The people in line behind me pushed their carts to a different cashier.

OTOH, Amazon has a newly designed store that totally eliminates the check out line.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-...ns-in-chicago/

Which would you prefer?
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Ft Myers, FL
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LOL, reminds me of this thread.

Do you switch lanes if the checkout & customer are having an "issue?"
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Old 01-04-2019, 04:50 AM
 
Location: the Old Dominion
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Question ...for those still using cash...

Old people counting their pennies at the checkout line.
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Old 01-04-2019, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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I definitely remember the 'pre scanner/pre barcode' grocery store trips with mom. The cashier had to enter the price of everything manually and she would read the price aloud so we'd know she wasn't overcharging us.

Getting a job as a 'bagger' while in high school was considered to be a 'plum job'. Especially if you got good tips carrying groceries out for the ladies.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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I'm old enough to remember being handed a paycheck twice a month, and then being given an extra ten minutes for lunch that day because it felt like everyone in town would use their lunch house to drive to a bank and then stand in line for 30-40 minutes (or more) just to deposit that check.
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