November 20th, 2007
|11:11 am - Did you get the number that I left on the freezer door?|
So I stopped on the way home to do some grocery shopping. (I'm either making meatloaf or cottage pie, and I'm really not sure which so I bought fixins for both) Stop and Shop has a new thing. Scan your card, get a scanner gun. Grab some bags and off you go. You scan and bag as you move through the store, then come to the checkout and pay for it. I'm not sure how they prevent theft though. But they're dead fun to use. Way better than self-checkout, which I find annoying because I have to keep moving to stuff around to make the bagging work.
Although it's just another step on the road to robotization of shopping. I should be anti, since I should support cashiers and stockers and baggers getting paid to work, but the truth is, I'd just as soon not have to deal with people too much, so I prefer this.
Your Score: 9 - the Peacemaker
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you chose BX - your Enneagram type is NINE (aka "The Mediator")
"I am at peace"
Peacemakers are receptive, good-natured, and supportive. They seek union
with others and the world around them.
How to Get Along with Me
- If you want me to do something, how you ask is important. I especially
don't like expectations or pressure.
- I like to listen and to be of service, but don't take advantage of this.
- Listen until I finish speaking, even though I meander a bit.
- Give me time to finish things and make decisions. It's OK to nudge
me gently and nonjudgmentally.
- Ask me questions to help me get clear.
- Tell me when you like how I look. I'm not averse to flattery.
- Hug me, show physical affection. It opens me up to my feelings.
- I like a good discussion but not a confrontation.
- Let me know you like what I've done or said.
- Laugh with me and share in my enjoyment of life.
What I Like About Being a NINE
- being nonjudgmental and accepting
- caring for and being concerned about others
- being able to relax and have a good time
- knowing that most people enjoy my company; I'm easy to be around
- my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good
mediator and facilitator
- my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and
- being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe
What's Hard About Being a NINE
- being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive
- being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline
- being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally
- being confused about what I really want
- caring too much about what others will think of me
- not being listened to or taken seriously
NINEs as Children Often
- feel ignored and that their wants, opinions, and feelings are unimportant
- tune out a lot, especially when others argue
- are "good" children: deny anger or keep it to themselves
NINEs as Parents
- are supportive, kind, and warm
- are sometimes overly permissive or nondirective
Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele
The Enneagram Made Easy
Discover the 9 Types of People
SanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages
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|Date:||November 20th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)|| |
One way to detect theft would be slap RFID tags on everything. Then as you walk out the door they know what you've got and what you paid for and can check that those lists agree. If that were the deal then they also wouldn't need you to scan the items at all; but a conspiracy theorist might guess that the scanner could be a blind to prevent you from noticing that they've slapped RFID tags on everything.
My guess, though, is that the amount lost in undetected theft is simply less than the amount saved in cashier salaries.
That second one is probably accurate, and I feel guilty for contributing to the loss of jobs. I thought, "well, I'll try it just this once..." but I don't want to be responsible for the death of an industry. I'm very conflicted. On the one hand, it was easy, fun, and I do think it saved me some time on the end of the trip. I was bagging as I went along, so it was just a swipe of the credit card and I was off at the end. AND I got a running total of what I was spending while shopping. On the other hand, people need these jobs. How do I reconcile with my liberal middle-class guilt?
you could assume that you are now helping to fund factories that make rfid tags and scanner guns and all the technology..which would be a better paid job than cashier..then there woudl be the construction of those factories and the machines in them..I dunno just trying to see a positive :)
it's snowing in new england? oh man..the kids are gonna love that :) are you gonna see them while they're there?
Yes, you are helping all the poor factory workers in China.
well sure..no plan is perfect..but at least someone somewhere might benefit! Possibly..I mean, besides corporations
It snowed a touch today, just a little bit. We're seeing everyone tomorrow night. 8-)
The problem is, alot of those jobs are being outsourced overseas, so it still doesn't contribute to the US economy.