This mum has something to say to the major supermarkets for taking away her favourite cashier and replacing her with a machine.
Constance Hall recently shared what she thinks about the self serve checkouts and she did not hold back.
I try, I really do. But by the time I get to you in the mornings I have already dealt with a baby who does bend backs during his shitty nappy change..
A son who won’t talk to me because I didn’t take his side in the civil war against his sister..
Five school uniforms.. I found 5 school uniforms, magically disappearing school uniforms.. I actually believe that only a mother will understand the enormity that is finding 5 clean school uniforms in the morning.
I said the words “get your dick out of the chips” and I really never thought I’d casually say those words on a Monday morning.
You would think I would send my husband to woolies for me but he turns into a cave man when he steps foot in there and returns from the weekly shop with “meat and bread” what kind of meat? “Meat”
So by the time I get to woolies I’m only really ready for one thing.
And it’s not my son trying to steal a kinder surprise or my baby refusing to sit in your trollies or my daughter going missing, it’s certainly isn’t paying $1 to use a trolly and it isn’t the free fucking fruit that my kids take half a bite off and hand over to me…
It’s my glorious check out chick. Tracy. She’s always smiling, laughing at my kids, telling me about hers, reassuring me and she scans my shopping like a legend.
But guess what Woolies??? Tracy isn’t scanning my shopping anymore…
It’s all me.
So after the morning that I just described I now have to scan my own shopping at Woolies and talk to a machine that’s telling me to please place my fucking item in the packing area and it IS in the packing area. Or it can’t fit in the packing area and has moved to my trolly but Machino can’t comprehendo..
And I don’t even get a discount for my troubles. Sometimes I feel like stealing something just because I’m angry at you.
Now I don’t mind self service when it’s a choice! I live in a small town, you don’t always want to scan a pregnancy test or itchy vag cream, but it’s not a choice any more you’re making me, with my mountain of shopping deal with this robot when I should be telling Tracy my marital problems.
Please bring back the check out people, human contact should be a daily occurrence not a dying art.”
Over a thousand people have already responded to Constance post today saying:
“Keep complaining – don’t let them replace real people. This is where teens get that first taste of working for a living and I’ve always loved woolies for keeping mature aged people on the books.”
“Totally agree! I’m happy to scan my 2 items late on a Friday night but when that trolley is loaded… I… will… not…”
“Yes!! Just refuse to use them, tell the staff you’d like to be served and wait patiently. I do it and will continue to do it. I love my Tracy serving to, I’m not prepared you give her up. Sometimes that’s the only friendly face I’ll see all day”
“I agree!!! Self service should be a choice!! I absolutely love chatting to the staff at the checkout. Sometimes the only adult conversation we get.”
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