Today Dawg and I had an entire day of activities together. One of those activities was picking up groceries at the Super Stop & Shop. Normally Dawg comes in with me and drives the cart and keeps his mouth closed so that I don’t go tirade on his ass (for some reason I start yelling at him at the grocery store, it’s weird) but today we tried the self-scan, self-bag option*. I scanned my membership card at the scanner display and we picked up the scanner that activated to my card. We then took a bunch of empty bags (because I forgot all my reusable bags at home) and then went on our merry way. Dawg, of course, held the scanner. Every time we picked up an item for the cart he scanned it then he would hold the bags open and I would put the items in the bag and set the bag back in the cart. We bought $100 worth of groceries this way, some of it from a list, and some of it because the handheld scanner told us things were on sale — like Land O’Lakes butter and Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar. Because we had already bagged all the groceries and counted them up with the scanner we were able to use an express grocery line and check out quickly. It was a really cool experience, actually. We now consider going grocery shopping something fun to do together instead of something that makes us both upset.
*I would show you a picture of the scanner but I broke my blog so I can’t show photos right now. Visit Super Stop & Shop and you can see an image of it.