Turns out there may be an upper limit to automating retail businesses. When confronted with self-serve checkouts, many folks turn into thieves:
“There is NO MORAL ISSUE with stealing from a store that forces you to use self checkout, period. THEY ARE CHARGING YOU TO WORK AT THEIR STORE.”
It’s so pervasive that it’s not even called shoplifting any more; it’s “external shrinkage.”
This is going to continue until retailers wise up to the idea that it’s cheaper to have a flesh-and-blood cashier ringing up–and collecting payment for–purchases, than it is to have the stuff just walk out the door.
Tip from the Geek Press.
I’m a real Goop Boy now.
If a price shot of B vitamins gives you the same thrill as taking a dump, why not save time and money, and go take a dump?
Just ask what his/her plan is to address unfunded pension liabilities. Turns out San Antonio pols, who pat themselves on the back for the city’s AAA bond rating, have been playing hide the ball for years (check out page 78).
Spurs coach Greg Popovich continues to lecture us about President Trump’s shortcomings. Nice try, Pop, but you’re getting tuned out with all the other pro sports and Hollywood folks who’ve squandered what little moral authority they ever had.
Victor Davis Hanson recent wrote
Pollsters, pundits, and the media have vastly underestimated how many in America loathe multimillionaire celebrities, pampered athletes, and triangulating politicians—the usual targets of Trump’s invective.
And Christian Toto nails Hollywood:
For a while one message rang out from Team Hollywood in the Age of Trump. The industry didn’t want you as a customer if you wear a red MAGA hat.
Oh, celebrities didn’t actually mouth those words. Instead, they embedded their disgust for both President Donald Trump and his admirers in nearly everything they did.
It’s either Trump … or us might be the next “resistance” meme for celebrities. Only stars might not like the results. Nor will their accountants.
Tip from Stephen Green at the Instapundit.
The domestic issues of the recent election, summed up in one photo:
Tip from American Digest.
Seems like every WLB in Christendom wants a “safe space” these days. The rich and stupid are doing it with luxury bunkers, while a Texas chapter of the Sons of Martha are taking a more proactive approach.
Tips from American Digest and Happy Acres.
Appropo of nothing, I’m reminded of this bit of bunker lore:
ONE: Irina Sendler
TWO: George ♥s Michelle
It’s like they’re all just in it for themselves, and screw the little guy. A$$holes.