Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Modernisms #1

To vaguely acknowledge the impending end of this first decade of the millennium, I shall be bringing you a series of Things You Wouldn't Have Heard Ten Years Ago:
#1: Unexpected item in bagging area
The proliferation of self-service checkouts is gathering pace. Whilst any kind of staff-based cost saving was always going to be a winner with the retailer, there is now an opportunity for a visceral kick out of cheating the system in tiny ways e.g. holding one of the apples just off the scales whilst it is trying to weigh your fresh produce, entering a wildly inaccurate number of plastic bags used and of course, la pièce de résistance, placing an unexpected item in the bagging area.

I like that :)


  1. I think that "unexpected item in the baggage area" should be added to the profanosaurus. I'm sure you can think of something it could describe; unfortunately, what I'm thinking of is a bit too rude to mention at breakfast time (or any time, probably) :)

  2. Heh, I did toy with starting a Euphemism Of The Week post as well. Great minds...

  3. Love the new series (you do know the decade doesn't end for over a year right?)

  4. The decade ends when I decide, got that? :)