I haven't seen that, but I was on the phone one time with a girl who
ran out of something and had it delivered. I've never needed liquor
so bad I couldn't just buy it when I was out.
She had been telling me how I could be in charge of her father's data
processing department, after we were married I guess. But later she
said, Oh, I was just drunk when I said that.
Good catch and I'll admit that I only gave passing thought to the
driveup ATMs and then ran with the obvious joke/ludicrousness of the
Now, if you can give a logical explanation for the previously mentioned
court call monitors, I can die a happy man! ;)
On Wed, 27 Apr 2016 06:43:29 -0500, Unquestionably Confused
That sounds right, and I found
It had quite a bit about check out lines, and some stuff about blind,
but nothing about checkout lines for blind or limited vision.
Maybe it's wide enough for a "Seeing Eye Horse".
Hey, dont laugh. They are now using miniature horses in place of dogs
for blind people. They say these small horses are smarter, and one of
the biggest advantages is that they live a lot longer. By the time a dog
is trained to lead a blind person, half it's life is gone. Whereas these
small horses generally live to be at least 25 years old, and some live
into their 40s.
As far as that store, the sign, and the cashier, it appears they dont do
a very good job training their cashiers, if they dont know what that
sign means. Next time you go there, ask to speak to the manager, and see
if he/she knows what it means. (my guess: they wont know either).
All I can think is that they might have a braille capable printer which
can print a receipt in braille. (just a guess, but they do have braille
books in libraries). Also, look for braille on or along the edge of the
counter, so blind people can identify their aisle number. Look for
something like that....
On Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:10:07 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Well, I don't know what the aisle number is so why should they?
The braille receipt is a possibility, but either they and I would
notice the receipt had braille, or they would have to turn it on when
applicable. I was back at the same store and asked a cashier in a
different lane, and he hadn't noticed and didn't know.
I go to the store once a week or more and in all these years, I don't
even remember seeing someone I could tell was blind or with limited
vision. Picking out the food must be the hard part so maybe they go
to stores with more help. I'll look into this maybe.
They have a smartphone app that scans the UPC and says what the product is
For fresh food, there is always a UPC close by. I'm not sure how close one
needs to be with the smartphone if the UPC is close to the ceiling.
In either case, one can write a greasemonkey app to combine the info with
weekly advertising flyers to get the current pricing.
And, before that, there were personal, non-contact (i.e., laser) scanners
that could be loaded with a database of UPC<->description information
(which, unfortunately, is often not intended to be HEARD spoken as it
often contains abbreviations). Any UPC code not found in the database
could be "annotated" with the user's own spoken voice.
This ensures the user can figure out what all those items are, AGAIN,
when he gets them home.
Note that UPC databases aren't "open". And, that there might be multiple
different UPC labels on a product (e.g., in the case of two off-the-shelf
items packaged together for a "bulk" sale)
What about all the items that are NOT on sale?
And, given how hard it is to find an item in a store when you're sighted,
how do you figure out which aisle has the "baked beans"?
Then, how do you figure out where they are located IN THAT AISLE?
And, how do you find the "hickory smoked" variety of a particular
Of course, all of this is predicated on you either having prepared a list of
the items that you need before arriving at the store; or, shopping "by feel"
("I think I'll buy some beans, today"). Note that, unlike sighted shoppers,
you don't have all those visual cues to SUGGEST products in which you might
be interested ("Ah, beans! I haven't had those in a while!").
If, OTOH, a friend happened to give you a ride home from work and asked
if you wanted to make a quick run into the local PigglyWiggly on your
way home, that list you've been putting together AT HOME doesn't do you
Gee, too bad you couldn't phone your refrigerator and ASK IT what you need!
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