You can also call this “Leftists are a Parody of Themselves (#217 in a Series).” Not that the self-checkout line is new. But people warned the #FightFor15 would lead to the rise of the machines (see Wendy’s Responds to #FightFor15 With, You Guessed it… Robots! and Uh Oh! Study Shows #FightFor15 HURT California Economy…). An intellectually honest person would admit maybe the #FightFor15 drones should’ve thought their plan through to plausible outcomes.
Big Labor, rather than copping to their failure to properly plan, is going a different way. They want to “convenience shame” you.
Please don’t get me wrong. The self-checkout line is not without its faults. Not everyone realizes using them requires a working knowledge of computers. Or touching buttons. Some reading is required too. Anyone who has been stuck behind someone who can’t figure out how the clicker thingy works knows of what I speak. It still beats being stuck behind someone who thinks the 15 item limit at the express lane is merely a suggestion. They swear it will only happen this once though!
But you’ll have to excuse me for thinking my time is more valuable than waiting in lines for something I can easily do myself. I’m still keeping someone employed by needing someone to check my ID when I scan a sixer of Shiner.
Also, sometimes after a day of dealing with people, the last thing I want to do is deal with people at the supermarket. So scanning things through a machine quickly, having to make zero small talk about “Did I find everything okay thank you” is my right as an introverted American. Some of us had conference calls during the day. Some of us don’t want to stand in long lines looking at the National Enquirer. Some of us don’t give two craps about Megan Markle marrying Prince Harry. This is America and I don’t have to care about the royal family or appease Big Labor because they done screwed this up.
A co-written joint by John Porter and Courtney Kirchoff (that last paragraph)