photo from Cape Cod Times
Earlier this year our local supermarket began putting out these scanners in the grocery store for shoppers to use. I was so excited to give it a try. I liked it so much that I started telling people about it. I commented to people in the store using them. I did in store advertising for the scanners (all on my own...just to spread the love!). Some people I talked to one day at lunch insisted that it was taking jobs away from people and they were an awful thing to have. The next time I went shopping I asked the store manager. Now call me naive, but I believed her. She said that they weren't taking jobs away.
You can't imagine how excited I get scanning and bagging my groceries as I shop. I don't have to take everything back out of the cart, help bag them again, and spend all that extra time. I just hand them the scanner and in minutes I'm done! I can even stand in the 12 item or less line with that scanner and a HUGE cart of groceries. For many months when I was doing my mother's shopping as well, I was a two fisted scanner. Ahhh, life was good. I'm back to doing just my own and I can't imagine every going back to the other way of shopping. I have my bags arranged in my cart just so. I know how to pack it as I shop and I've got it down to a science.
The other great part of shopping is that when you use your reusable bags like this green bag here:
Shopping is indeed fun again. I do have Rich and Tim unload the groceries and put them away. After all I am just so "tired" (Shhhhh don't let them know) from all of that hard work.