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September 19th, 2014
Episode 137 of 489 episodes
You will get out of the grocery store more quickly if you use the self-checkout line. Or will you? Find out in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:21 Explanations: 3:38 Fast dialog: 18:52 Claudia: We’re done, right? Let’s get in this cashier line. Raul: No need. This store has self-checkout machines. Claudia: I don’t know. I think it would be easier going through a cashier line. Raul: Using the self-checkout will be much quicker. Let me show you. All you have to do is scan the barcodes on each grocery item. Claudia: There are no barcodes on fruits and vegetables. Raul: All you have to do is put them on the scale and find the product on the touch-screen. Claudia: You look. I’ll start bagging. Raul: Wait! You’re supposed to wait until everything is scanned before removing items from the bagging area to put in bags. Oh no, now there’s a “see attendant” message on the screen. Claudia: What do we do now? Raul: We wait for the attendant to clear the error and void the transaction. Then we start again. Claudia: Great. You’re right. This is much faster. Raul: It is if you know what you’re doing. Claudia: I’ll tell you what. I’ll take half of our groceries and stand in line and you use the self-checkout. We’ll see which is faster. Raul: That’s a sucker bet. I have no doubt that I’ll be done before you are. Claudia: I’m not worried. The last one out the door makes dinner. Raul: You’re on. Just remember that I like my steak well done. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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