Self-Service Checkouts

Am I the only person who hates self-service checkouts?

As far as I can tell they’re only there to cut the retailers’ costs.

Quite apart from the iconic ‘unexpected item in the bagging area’ they frequently:

  • fail to recognise notes;
  • fail to accept old fashioned money at all;
  • fail to scan correctly;
  • require the intervention of a human assistant

In short they don’t work as well as they should and are one of the many reasons I don’t like supermarkets.