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  1. Zeldman

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    Yeah.... funny part is the self check out lanes are staffed with an employee to help you....
     
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    Wal-Mart? Are you sure? ;)
     
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    Yeah, I had a car like that once....:lol::lol::lol:

    When I lived in Alaska any shopping included a reservation with Alaska Airlines....:sigh:
     
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    That's a little more intense. I'm still in the lower 48, just not that developed of an area. Our neighbors live in Alaska most of the year and their commute depends on the tide. Crazy life, I'm envious.
     
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    Someone has to reset it when it asks if you're over 18.
     
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    Anyone on the road driving a Prius. Enough said.
     
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    I don't like those self-check-out lanes. Those machines always yell at me.

    If I wanted to get yelled at I'd go home.
     
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    I don't use the self checkout machines, something always happens and I have to wait for the one employee watching all the machines to come unhang the durn thing. Besides, they are just a payroll reduction device for the store (they don't need as many cashiers), and the pay is too low for me. (I don't like working for free. If it ain't work, why does the store pay their cashiers but not self-check customers?)

    If the few open registers have long lines, to encourage us to use the self checkout lane and save the store payroll expense, if it's not an emergency shopping trip (very rare), I'll leave my basket at a closed register and go somewhere else. They can put the stuff they are too cheap to sell me back on the shelves themselves . . . . Just hope the frozen stuff doesn't thaw out first.
     
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    Can we add everyone’s kids selling crap at ten times the normal price for fundraisers to this list?

    Amazon dude. I haven’t set foot in a WalMart in months now. Click clicky, stuff arrives on my doorstep.

    We go to a “traditional” large grocery store for fresh stuff, and that’s about it. Almost anything else can show up in a big box on my doorstep. Even TP.

    That box was big enough to go sledding in, if a kid wanted it to do that. They probably have fancy plastic sleds nowadays.
     
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    Exactly. The couple times I used the self checkout, and after the nice girl finished scanning everything for me then asked if there is anything else she can do, I asked her how do I take off 10% for using a self check out lane..... She laughed as if I was kidding....

    And yes, I have left carts before as well.
     
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    I used to do that in Alaska. All the big stores will do bush orders. Just fill out the list, hit send, and 5 to 10 days later the box arrives at the airport.

    Even alcohol if living in a damp village and a person previously signed up at a package store in Anchorage.

    But only order ice cream in the winter...
     
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    Love just walking out of a store or restaurant for crap service. Did that once at a restaurant where they seated us outside, which I had requested. Only people sitting out there. After 10-15 minutes of no waiter we walked out. I called and spoke to the manager, he apologized and offered a free meal. I declined but told him I just wanted him to know and hopefully correct it.
     
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    I love self check out. Once you learn the system, they are amazingly efficient.
     
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    My frustration with self checkout is with the people in front of me who go for the shorter line and then don't know how to work the dumb thing.

    That and when the dingle-berry watching the area sees me with a 12-pack in my hand and just stands there until the machine makes its noise. I'm over 50! and I look like it! If you see me with the 12-pack just walk on over and wave your wand... what are you waiting for?

    At Kroger they're pretty good about it. Wal-mart... well, not so much.
     
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    It’s amazing how well you learn how to do someone else’s job, eh? LOL.

    I just hate the weight sensors not working...

    “Put the item in the bagging area... put the item in the bagging area... put the item in the bagging area...”

    About that point I start wondering where the critical spot to shoot the thing with a .45 ACP is, so they’ll send a tech out to fix that AND the busted weight sensor. Maybe mount some freaking cameras on the thing.
     
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    I guess so, but it helps me get out of the damn store quickly. I’m all for that.
     
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    As do I. Much rather self checkout than deal with the average idiot that works at Walmart or Lowe's or any of them...

    Also, there's almost always an open machine so the line is avoided.
     
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    I use self-checkout if it looks like it will be faster, but if there is no customer at one of the regular checkout lanes, I use that.
     
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    I'm all for people having jobs. And some people their best job will be Walmart.

    I mean my dream job after turning 67 1/2 is being a Walmart greeter....

    [​IMG]
     
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    You'd be good at it, especially when you have to go gather up the carts in the parking lot, bumping into every Beamer and Benz you see.

    BTW, WalMart today, used self checkout. 3 items left to scan and it totaled the purchase. Ok no biggie, only 3 more. Two more trys before we got it all done. THREE ****ing receipts for like 10-12 items. Priceless. Security dude probably laughing his ass off, if they have anyone. Walked out laughing our asses off too.
     
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    A BMW or a 'Benz in Gallup, NM..???? :rofl::rofl: Maybe towed behind a Newmar King Aire or a Country Coach Prevost as it cruises through on the interstate....

    I just came from Safeway. Nice, friendly and talkative cashier. He pulled a paper out and took the coupon which gave us a discount on some of the produce. Bagged the groceries correctly, then laughed because my club card is so old and he had never seen one from Alaska.

    And the cart had new wheels on it and actually rolled straight. A pet peeve for me. I need a cart that rolls straight and without resistance... I will go through the entire line of carts to find one that rolls good.
     
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    Not me. I like the ones that make noise, squeal or whatever it those wheels do when they have a wedgie.

    This could be me, but it's not.
     
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    We are still talking about carts and not women, right.??
     
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    Maybe. Maybe not.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have a professor that ends every sentence with "right". Drives me INSANE
     
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    Welcome to walmart! Get yer **** and get out!!
     
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    Score another plus for Amazon. No greeter.
     
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    I hear you. But it seems to me that Walmart employs lots of people. Always lots of employees walking around.
     
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    The Walmart here hires a lot of first Americans. They do their job well and take pride in that. You have to understand that the first Americans here are quiet people so there is not a lot of conversations with non locals. But they are friendly and very helpful when asked where to find something. They will walk you there without hesitation, without stopping and searching.
     
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    Dudes who speak with an elevated voice on their cellphone at: the gym, in the locker room with his junk hanging out, at the supermarket, in the ****ter at work, at the bar, in the movie theater, or any other public place.

    People who take a uturn at 2mph even though they're driving a truck or suv (dude you won't roll over your tank) forcing me to miss the light.

    People who leave their vacated shopping cart in an empty parking spot and to make matters worse the cart return is 15 feet away.

    Dudes who ask to play through at the golf course and later i have to wait for them.





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    Here they're usually just making a normal left turn on a green arrow at 2 MPH after waiting for the previous car to entirely clear the intersection and then wondering why I'm 3 inches off their bumper trying to get through the light.
     
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    Today's pet peeve. People who think it's OK to wander around inside the airport fence at an uncontrolled airport with their dog off leash. Today I was just driving to the hangar but there is precisely nothing I could do if your dog runs out in front of my plane with the engine running.
     
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    I had to shut down once because a toddler came running towards my airplane.
     
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    Pun intended?
     
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    Anything coming toward the airplane... gah... I hate that feeling, pull mixture, and sit there counting blades and wishing they’d stop quicker...
     
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    If one had the presence of mind...they'd probably stop quicker by shutting the mags off. Not our normal procedure though and likely hard to train ourselves to do when this happens.

    Not just limited to dogs. Some dogs know how to act...some kids don't...some adults don't.
     
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    Scary indeed.

    Once in Alaska, I did a quick charter in a C-172 to take 3 people to a village, no bags or luggage.

    As I turned off the strip and onto the ramp, my pencil fell to the floor. I stopped, shut down, opened the door and the folks got out. I secured the door, shoved in the mixture, turned on the mags and then reached down to retrieve my pencil. When I sat back up a little eskimo girl of about 4 or 5 walked out from under the prop.

    I can't imagine what would have happened if I had not dropped that pencil....almost 20 years later and I still start shaking thinking about it.
     
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    I took my Private check ride at McGuire AFB Aero Club in 1976. The Chief Instructor was also a DPE, and an old timer who crop dusted (crops, not farts), think his last name was Cherry. Anyway, he told me one day at a grass strip he saw his dad walking and a taildragger headed for his dad. Said he was yelling for his dad to get out of the way but his dad couldn't hear him due to the engine noise. Ran right into his dad and killed him. Sad and unreal story, nice man.
     
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    *sigh*

    "An AOA," as in "You need an AOA"
    Every airplane has an infinite number, what you need is a way of measuring it.

    Nauga,
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    At Home Depot in the tools section, they have these little cameras, with screens that display what they're recording. Set up with motion detectors, so that when you walk down the aisle they set off loud chimes.

    I get it...they're there to reduce theft. But they make me feel like a criminal. So Lowe's gets my business instead.

    Fortunately, they're both equidistant from my house.
     
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