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notalwaysright
05-02-2015, 08:24 PM
First, let me get this out of the way. At nearly all SCOs in town, if you bring your own bag, it triggers an attendant to come verify. It kinda defeats the purpose of SCO, since most people bring bags, because our town has banned plastic ones. Very often the attendant does the override from their station, if they have one. If not, it literally takes about two seconds.

Story:

Had three things to buy, see two people at the regular checkout, which is right next to the SCOs. So I choose SCO. Put my bag on, hit the "I brought my own bag" option, which triggers an attendant to verify the bag. There are six SCOs, and there is not one, but TWO store employees fiddling with two separate SCO registers. They do not appear to be helping other customers, since I am the only non-employee at any of the SCOs. I wait. I try to get one's attention, but she is glued to the screen of that register. Really. She was staring at that screen with the intensity of a Whovian told that David Tennant did porn with Matt Smith, and the only way to watch it was to win a staring contest with the screen.

I could have tried harder to pry one of them away, but a large part of why I went to the SCO was that I was hungry and cranky and didn't want to speak to another freaking person. At this point I see the the last person at the regular checkout is paying. I go to that register. I say "yup" when asked if I found everything. I pay. I leave.

EDIT: I just realized I could have just chosen the "no bag" option, bought my things, and put them in the bag after the transaction was completed. Damn it!

Dreamstalker
05-02-2015, 08:39 PM
I just put my items on the bag platform and bag them myself after getting the receipt (the platforms are designed for the t-shirt style plastic bags that my town has also decided we can't have; the paper bags are always on top of the SCO as the SCOs weren't designed to accommodate them).

EvilEmpryss
05-02-2015, 11:15 PM
Okay, that Whovian image is going to stay with me for a very long time. Thank you. :p

notalwaysright
05-03-2015, 05:43 PM
I just put my items on the bag platform and bag them myself after getting the receipt (the platforms are designed for the t-shirt style plastic bags that my town has also decided we can't have; the paper bags are always on top of the SCO as the SCOs weren't designed to accommodate them).

Yeah, I realized I could have done that. Although my bag is the kind that has stiff sides, so it stands up just fine. It seems silly to scan everything, put it in the bagging area, then pick everything up and put it in the bag. I would have done it, though, if I had thought of it 'cause I only had three things. Still, two employees, one customer, no acknowledgement of any sort. :( Also, the machine was saying very loudly "please wait for attendant."

EvilEmpress, hey no problem.

FenigDurak
05-04-2015, 06:12 AM
The SCO at my local K-Roj will ask "Are you using your own bags?" as long as you set them on the scale before hitting Start. No verification needed. Sadly, that is the only convenient, well reasoned thing about my local K-Roj. Which is why I drive across town for the Publicks.