Ok, so we had to run to Wal Mart tonight to get some dog treats and a few other things. So we get there, and the first thing we see when we drive in are a couple of Mexican guys, one at each door, collecting for some charity or other. This is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. If I wanted to give to a charity, I would. I don’t need to be guilted into doing it by some schmuck standing in front of a store at Christmas time. Thank god for side doors. We just shot in through one of the side doors and out the same way. So a big James Brown, “HEH!” to you schmucks.
So we go in and get our stuff, and we walk down to one of the self checkouts. The genetic reject in front of us is this short, skinny, dopey lookin’ guy with a cigarette behind his ear. He’s got one…yes, I said ONE pack of batteries in his hand. No sweat right? You’d think not, but here’s what happened. He runs the damn thing over the scanner…and it scans twice. Ok…it happens. No big deal right? So we’re standing there waiting while he tries to figure out how to cancel the extra one. He does cancel the extra one, and you’d think it’d stop there. It didn’t. This shining example of human intellect scans the damn thing again! Ok, so now he goes back into the menu and cancels everything and starts over. Could this really be this difficult? Apparently so, because the idiot then starts waving the batteries back and forth over the scanner and the damn things scanned three times!!! So he goes in and cancels them all and then the system wants approval for the void so the checkout assistant had to come over and clear it…which took a couple more minutes. Finally it’s clear and he manages to scan the damn thing just once. So it’s over right? NO!!!!!! He finally gets the damn thing scanned, and then he proceeds to pay for them with pocket change!!! So we had to sit there waiting for him to dig through his change and drop coin after coin in the damn cash box thing!!! The whole time, I’m standing there watching this and wondering why he didn’t just go through a normal checkout if #1 the mechanics of the self checkout were too mentally taxing for him, and #2 if he had to pay with pocket change anyway! God, I just wanted to yank that cigarette out from behind his ear, light it, bend him over and insert it into his wrinkly ol’ stink eye hot end first. I will never for the life of me figure out how people in this day and age can be so utterly stupid and just flat out incompetent. Self checkouts are a common thing and yet so many idiots out there can’t seem to manage them. The lesson here is, if you’re an idiot, save yourself a few brain cells and go through the normal checkout.
In other news, I’ve started changing the links over to the new ones for my reviews and such in IMDB and the Rogues Review Directory. It’s taking for freakin’ ever because IMDB takes about 7 or 8 steps to do what it should be able to do in about 3 or 4. Oh well, I’ll get through it all eventually.
Wife is pissy, it’s cold and windy outside and all three computers just took a dump because we had a power fluctuation and the UPS kicked everything off. I think I need a different UPS. At least I didn’t lose this post I was working on.
Oh well, back to other stuff now…(Current Mood: bitchy)