So I admit it. If there is a place that I can use the self check out, I am thrilled. It is not that I don’t want to interact with a person, it is that I just want to control my own destiny in terms of how fast I get to scan my items through, bag them the way I want to, and proceed at my own pace. It drives me crazy to be standing there while someone is looking for the right code for shiitake mushrooms, talking to the cashier behind them instead of actually focusing on the task at hand or taking their very sweet time. So I also admit, patience is not really something I have a ton of, but self check out, has given me a lot of joy.
I wonder then, does this mean that people are becoming obsolete. It seems that many people, given the option, prefer to deal with computers instead of humans.
I see it all the time. People go to bank machines instead of tellers, pay at the pump and order shoes online. In fact, it is becoming more and more simple to get through an entire day, without ever interacting with a human at all.
Good or bad, I don’t know, but I do know I do it all the time.