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Best Way to Give Yourself an Aneurysm at the Grocery Store

Self check-out stations

There used to be a day when service was a priority. Now, the rule in retail is rapidly becoming: Do it yourself, blobbo. Yes, we're ranting about those self check-out stations popping up at Fry's and other grocery stores. They magically appeared at the Fry's at Pantano Road and Speedway Boulevard, and we decided to try 'em out, because we are nothing if not adventurous. Things were all well and good until we tried to ring up a tomato without a code sticker on it. Then, the station yelled at us for not putting an item in a bag, even though we did. By the time we were done, we were in a bitchy mood.