Product placement… yer doin’ it right!
I noticed that, too.
Mr. Feuti has bills to pay, too…
Didn’t know Grumbel’s was savvy enough to have Dr. Scholl’s!
But, yes, I’ve seen customers this blind before…
What’s even scarier is that it’s possible that he DROVE to the store!
There are a lot of places nowadays with ATM’s in them. Even the local DMV near me has one!!
Don’t kid yourselves, folks. The majority of my customers are on this guy’s level. It befuddles me that present day consumers say they like the less personal self service type stores like Wal Mart but yet they still come in and demand the service they say they’re willing to sacrifice for cheaper prices. How I long for days past when there was several dept. stores to choose from, competition made prices cheaper, and the stores actually had to think of ways to garner your business. It was so much more fun to shop then, too. Free enterprise, my love, will you ever return?
The store where I work has a coin counting machine that gets turned off when the bank closes. I’ve had to help several people pick change out of it after they’ve dumped a whole jar in while the machine is clearly turned off and the bank is quite obviously closed. It’s the sort of machine that only prints out a slip that tells the teller how much to give you. We’ve also had people try to make outgoing calls on our time clock.
The average retail customer is unobservant. I wonder if it has to do with the institutional education system that does not encourage thinking for oneself? I teach high school and most students ask me what to do without even reading the instructions. Sad. No wonder we are so far behind other countries academically and economically.
I agree. I work in a bank, and it’s amazing just how many people can’t even figure out how to fill out a deposit or withdrawl slip. They always come up to me with their ATM card and just say “I want X amount of dollars from this card”. I ask them if they filled out a slip and half the time they don’t even know they have to do that. Then they expect me to do it for them. We’re supposed to show them how to do it, but I usually just do it myself anyway because I know it’s a lost cause, and it’ll get them away from me quicker.
To be fair, the deposit slip is a silly requirement. I don’t need to fill one out for the ATM, you’d think they’d want to be on the same system to make it easier for everyone, including the tellers. I usually just get cash at the ATM, then go inside and exchange it for quarters so I don’t have to mess with paperwork.
Maybe the deposit slip is considered the tangible “proof” that a transaction occured, like a receipt.
Now the triplicate hand written deposit slips + register confirmation of deposit to send to the bank with the night drop… that could definitely be streamlined. ; )
One of my favorite teachers used to tell us, repeatedly, “Then all else fails, read the directions! That means you!” So for the last 35 years I have been reading the directions.
Or as we tech types say, RTFM.
One interpretation is “Read the fine manual”. Other interpretations exist.
I was doing some holiday work last year at a kiosk selling sheet sets. Had some lady come up and start asking me what flavor of fudge and chocolates I was selling.
I had to explain to her twice that I wasn’t selling any sort of candy… I was selling BED SHEETS.
nice comic, but i’m courious on just how many of your readers know/remember jim backus.
haven’t a clue who/what it is….
Thurston Howell III LOL I remember Jim Backus!
I remember Mr. Magoo and Thurston Howell ;o)
I’ve used a Dr Scholl’s foot thing at a Walmart and every time I get on one it keeps asking me if I remembered to remove my shoes ::rolls eyes:: The fun of having extreme flat feet LOL But I have seen people trying to use one machine thinking it was something else. ATM at a casino comes to mind
for those that aren’t old enough to know, jim backus was the voice of mr magoo in the cartoon series.
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