Friday, November 14, 2008

Wal-Mart on Friday Fun!

I admit it, shop at Wal-Mart. I prefer Target, but sometimes what I need just isn't there. Luckily, the Wal-Mart closest to my house is one of the redesigned ones that is more pleasing to look at, at least from a graphic designer's point of view. 

I do hate the self-checkout systems, though. I've always been reluctant to use them. Maybe it was because I was a cashier for a few years back in the day. Maybe because to me it represents another erosion of service in today's "faster is better" world. But lately I have been caving in and using the self-checkouts because I've noticed that as I get older, I have less patience for waiting in line. 

So I scanned my few items through the self-checkout at my local Wal-Mart and was on my way. (Little did I know that the Marketing department had infiltrated the register system.) It wasn't until I got home that I looked at the receipt and laughed out loud (sorry for the crappy quality):

While I will admit that the self-checkouts can be fast, and possibly easy, I've never thought of them as fun! Silly me. Now when I want to have fun, I guess I'll just head to my local Wal-Mart and scan away!

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