Progress marches us backwards


Self checkout at supermarkets: Progress? Maybe not.
Self checkout at supermarkets: Progress? Maybe not.

I DO still get a lot of laughs when I go shopping.

The other day I bought an article at one of the big supermarkets and the young bloke tried to guide me to one of these automatic things to pay. I said, “No, I am a dinosaur and will wait for the girl on the checkout”.

All these modern gizmos do is put people out of work and not only that, the big supermarkets complained that people were cheating and costing (them) millions of dollars.

Now I would say to the big shops, “Well, serves you right”, but they openly admitted to pick ing up their losses by passing it on to the honest customer.

Unbelievable. Isn’t modern technology, in some cases, a great step forward?

CHARLIE GIBSON, Falcon.