Trying to find a positive spin?

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It was pointed out to me a few weeks ago that blogging ‘negative’ stories was not such a good idea (thanks John), perhaps that is true, and if I am honest I do try not to go into ‘grumpy old man mode’ if I can help it – but sometimes I just can’t help it!

So in an effort to put a positive spin on something that drives me to the verge of insanity please read on;

photo-9Morrison’s self scanning tills – one of life’s more trying experiences! I have blogged about them before (so won’t say anymore). A recent visit confirmed my previous experiences and I do wonder just how much trade this loses Morrison’s – particularly from the casual ‘small purchase’ market. That is something only they can quantify, and if the lack of activity on improving their scanners is anything to go by they haven’t considered it!

However, after giving up on the self scan I went to a ‘real’ till with a young lady (showing my age here) who was both pleasant and swift. I mentioned to her my problems (with the scanners) and she said she hated them as well – but it did make me realise that it also protected her job – which is a good (and positive) thing.

There you go – not always grumpy after all!

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2 thoughts on “Trying to find a positive spin?

    John Lyle said:
    December 7, 2012 at 9:07 am

    See, it wasn’t that hard was it! I think it does show that even the best mechanical system will struggle to replace as killed operator and machines never seem to smile and chat to you either. Cheers. John

      Simon Dare responded:
      December 7, 2012 at 9:12 am

      I hope you meant ‘skilled’ not killed John – that would just be unkind!And I can’t guarantee the grumpy old man won’t reappear soon – it is Christmas soon after all!

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