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.