Walmart Karen Divides Opinion After Making Staff Do Self-Checkout For Her
One of the biggest changes in retail in recent years has been using self checkouts at big chain stores. Whether we have been haunted by the spectre of the unexpected item in the bagging area or indulged in the thrill of putting through our avocados as onions, scanning our own groceries is increasingly becoming part of our day-to-day lives.
However, not everyone is willing to accept the new normal, even when it's the only option. When @tzipp69 shopped at a Walmart recently and realized that there were no cashier tills available, she decided to make an example of the store by making the employees manning the self-checkout scan and bag her shopping for her.
Her justification for her behavior was that she didn't "support free labor" and believed the use of these machines was taking jobs from people. It prompted some lively debate from those who viewed the video, and many had some very different opinions on the issue. While some agreed with her stance, others chastised her for acting in an entitled way. More still pointed out that the jobs she was so worried about may have been diverted elsewhere — and she was missing out on an opportunity to abuse the employee discount. No matter what her reasons were for demanding attention from the Walmart staff, there's no denying that the situation was supremely awkward. Imagine being a fly on the wall in the staffroom afterwards.