I have been shopping this morning, and I was just thinking on how I preferred the old shops to the supermarkets of today.
I think you were treated a lot better when it was more of a one on one service, yes you had to queue, but not as bad as you do in a supermarket.
I also think that a lot of the cashiers would be useless without the electronic tills doing all of the adding ect, for them.
I have never used algebra since I was at school, and will admit I hated it, but I did use my brain to add up, and serve people, when I was in shop work.
Plus if a shop was out of an item that you wanted, they could get that item pretty darned quickly for you, all you get in the supermarkets is, ' I do not know when it will be in stock again.'
Even the Chemist these days take forever to get a prescription together. That really annoys me as we had to count tablets measure medicine and put creams , and ointments into boxes. Plus wash returned bottles. These days the tablets ect are all pre-packed.The labels print out( we wrote them by hand).I cannot imagine them coping on a busy evening with an outbreak of something, and having to decide how many tablets would see a person through until a delivery the next day.
Why is everything wrapped in plastic? We never had Apples or any fruit and veg wrapped like this when we were younger.
Give me the old brown paper carrier bag any day , to all this plastic stuff.
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