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I remember back about, oh, 30 years ago maybe, I got my first bank card.  I now had the freedom to do my banking at the automated banking machine.  I clearly remember one of my friends refusing to get one.  He said, "If I need money bad enough I'll make my way to the bank and do business with a human being."  It wasn't long after he got his first bank card.

I wonder if it'll be the same with self-checkout stations in grocery stores.  I was in the express line at the store the other day when a young fellow urged a few of us to come and try the new self-checkout system.  The guy behind me said, "Dude, you're working your way right out of a job."  The young guy just shrugged his shoulders and the guy behind me said, "He doesn't get it."

Unions are crying foul, telling us the self-checkouts are killing jobs.  

I don't know about you but I don't want to use the self-checkout.  It seems like work to me.  I like being served.  I enjoy the interaction with the people.

But, something tells me, there will soon come a day when I'll have to use the self-checkout.  Just like my buddy eventually had to get a bank card.

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