Archive for August, 2010

August 30, 2010

Self checkout is a privilege not a right!

by Kyle Smith
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I’m sure many of you have tried out the self checkout line at least once or twice. And if you still didn’t get the hang of it by the second time then you should have moved on. Stop trying. Right now.

Self checkout is not there for you to not stand in line at the regular checkout line. In fact, if you don’t know what you’re doing it will honestly take you longer to self checkout then if you would have been a good little shopper and waited in the kiddie pool checkout.

There’s nothing worse than having three items, going to the self checkout, and being greeted by a handful of people who have NO business using it. I know it’s pretty advanced…swipe item…place in bag…repeat….repeat….pay….leave. It’s not the place to pull out bucket-O-coupons, to pay with only $1 bills, to price check and item, to pay with cash, to ring up a basket full of items, to buy fruit, vegetable or anything else that needs some special code entered in to buy. Just walk up, get it done and get out of there. I think you should have to take a test to qualify for the expert checkout line, maybe just a short survey.

Since I had so much time with the self checkout kooks today I complied a short list of self checkout qualifications:

  1. You know how to use a cell phone
  2. You’ve written and write emails on a regular basis
  3. You are under 50 years of age
  4. You don’t bring a basket of coupons with you
  5. You’re paying with credit/debit card
  6. Technology isn’t a four letter word in your vocabulary
  7. You’re in a hurry

If you waiver from ANY of these qualifications please wait in the regular checkout line with the rest of society. You’re not ready for the big leagues yet. Think about it like this. At airports there are two lines 1) Business travelers 2) Rest of the world. In line 1, everyone does this almost daily. They’re experts at traveling. They know all the rules. To take off their shoes when going through security. To turn on their laptops when running it through the security scanner. They have this line because they need to get from point A to point B as efficiently as possible and do not need a family of 6 holding them up from getting to LAX for their 10 a.m. appointment.

So next time you’re at the grocery store think of it these terms. Think twice before entering the expert checkout line. Because if you do, and you hold up the line…just know EVERYONE behind you thinking ill thoughts about you and your shopping habits.

IT’S A PRIVILEGE NOT A RIGHT….

August 18, 2010

I’m Still Here….

by Kyle Smith

So I’m sure you might remember the bizzaro interview Joaquin Phoenix did on Letterman awhile back…well apparently he’s still doing his rap/hip-hop thing….I kinda want to see the movie…

and just incase you forgot about the interview he had on Letterman…

August 18, 2010

Pigeon Plague…

by Kyle Smith

I remember being in the middle of Trafalgar Square feeding the multitude of pigeons, when suddenly a car back fired while driving by and all kabillion, yes that many, pigeons took flight and instantly ended my enthusiasm of being in Trafalgar Square. I guess Barcelona has had enough too….

August 16, 2010

Feedly for iPhone – Prototype 8 – Beta (via Building Feedly)

by Kyle Smith

Whoo hoo! I would honestly be able to do everything on my phone once this is released….hope they pick me to be a beta tester!

Feedly for iPhone - Prototype 8 - Beta Hello. We are looking for 10-15 beta testers for feedly for iphone prototype 8. We are looking for people interested in providing us feedback as we finalize the experience. We expect the beta to start on Aug 23rd and run for about 8 weeks – with weekly updates. Apple is limiting how beta apps can be published so we are limited to 10-15 people at this time. We will probably increase the pool size in mid-September (at the same time we will be pushi … Read More

via Building Feedly

August 12, 2010

Ben Quayle political ad…

by Kyle Smith

I don’t care what side you’re on, this is just plain funny. No spin here….

August 12, 2010

Sharks in the water…

by Kyle Smith

So, I love to surf. But  I think that I wouldn’t have stayed in the water like this guy to take the video….