I found myself at the shops again today.
Just the grocery store mind you. But I had said to myself, just two days ago, that I wouldn’t be going near the shops until Boxing Day.
So much for that.
I didn’t have much to get. A couple of things for dinner (bread salad and salmon) and a few Christmas type things.
I never use the self serve checkouts in any shop I go to.
It makes me annoyed that I am doing someone else’s job. I did my stint in retail. Had to feign pleasantries at seven o’clock in the morning with super early customers. Had to spend all Christmas Eve on my feet serving the never ending queue.
So now that I have managed to extricate myself from the retail dungeon I don’t like the idea of having to serve myself. The queues are not shorter and no one is forced to make pleasantries with me. In my family, the surlier the service person the harder we try to make them respond to us, or even just smile. It’s a bit of a game.
But what bothers me the most is that I don’t get a discount if I perform the task of checking out myself. I have replaced the person they would have had to employ and pay the minimum wage. I should be getting at least a five per cent discount.
Does anyone know how I can pass this brilliant idea on to Coles and Woolworths?
Coming up on my next blog: Party time. Excellent.