Scruffypup saidI refuse to use the automated checkouts, and I always inform the cashier of my reasons.
What are your reasons? We're just curious, as we find them far superior to interacting with usually generally under-educated, under-intelligent, all-too-often under-interested cashiers. And to be clear, we don't advocate those people being out of jobs, but we do advocate people being sourced according to their ability and initiative, not just for the purpose of having a job. In other words, evolving with the evolution of technology in practice in everyday life.
I guess you've never been cashier.
If people behind the counter are rude to you, it's on you. Most people perk up for a friendly customer.
You get what you give in this world, and that includes rudeness, or friendliness.
You don't guess correctly, by the way. Chuck was a cashier for several years in high school. Granted, it's a long time ago, but the point stands. And, WE don't have to guess to know that YOU've never met US, and when we say most cashiers are uninterested (and unintelligent) we say that based on the ones we come in contact with, and we're always courteous, ALWAYS, to the line staff. If/when we have issues, we bring them to management. Which, sadly, seems to be more often than not in the past few years, and often to deaf (or uncomprehending) ears there, too.