commented on Supermarket Strike Averted as Unions and National Chains Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
I nearly always find the self checkout to be quicker than an attended line, as long as the self checkout is vacant when I approach it. I rarely see an attended check stand where there is not a line. If I have to wait on people, then it becomes a tossup, since I always seem to get behind someone who wants to fondle each item after scanning and before bagging. That upsets the self check, because you only get a limited time for the scale to see the weight of the item after scanning. For some reason, these people can never figure this out.
commented on Top Three "Restaurants" Expensed by Business Travelers
Clearly the writer has never done a lot of business travel. This morning I had to get out of the house at 5:30 to take bus/light rail to Sea-Tac (allowing time for the inevitable missed connection) leaving only enough time to grab Starbucks at the airport before heading to the gate. This is my normal business travel experience. I rarely have time to get a fancy meal on the way to the airport or to my business meetings.