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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

thank you trader joes


apparently this is a picture from walmarts of one of its checkout machines
now i shop at walmart some but its all online
the nearest one to us is about 40 miles away so i do online ordering
there are just a few items i get from there since their prices for these items are better than the places i usually shop
so i dont get to use their self checkout machines
shucks huh

last weekend i went to cvs to get a bag of items
in the past i liked to visit with the check out person as i got my groceries checked out
now they dont want us to use their checkout checkers but instead use the machine self checkout ones

now if things work fine its actually faster to do it that way
i like the human touch the human interaction
heck i could do all this online and they would deliver it free

on this day i took my bring your own reusable bag full up to the checkout machine
there was two checkers working but there was a long line for both of them
commonly they have 0 thats nada or zero checkers around
i guess folks can just walk out and no one will know
i thought i would try that just to show them how vulnerable they were to stealing
i didnt since i figured i might get caught and get arrested
i self checked out

all went well until the machine didnt like my bag i was using
the checker had to come over and fix the machine
the machine didnt like two of my items that i scanned
when i paid it didnt like what was happening so the checker was summoned
he supposedly fixed it by rescanning things to be sure it worked
i was able to pay again and go own my way
i got home and one item was missing that i paid for

my plan is to go in there and stick it in my pocket and just walk out with it

after going through all this at cvs i went to trader joes
what a breath of fresh air
i pushed my buggy up to the cashier
she said a friendly hi and a smile and said how are you today
what you doing today
she asked me as she seemed to be happily checking my groceries
she happily sacked all my groceries with a smile
i asked her 
do they send you to grocery sacking school 
no she said
we learn it on our own
bye she said with a smile 
have a good day

why shouldnt all of our shopping be this way

later i read this article where trader joes was asked if they were going to add self checkout to their stores
no they said 
we like to use humans to check folks out

dear target cvs walmart you name it stores
read this article linked here and find out what trader joes is doing right
make your customers like you like we like trader joes

thank you trader joes

the organicgreen doctor

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