A modest proposal - fixing the problem of intolerant grocery stores in The Bonfire August 15, 2018 JerryBaumchenHi Bill, QuoteI fear that it's going to become a trend. It has been a trend for a very long time. The Luddites smashed the weaving machines; they did not get their jobs back. Everyday people are working on machines to eliminate labor. Jerry Baumchen This. I don't mind doing my own check-out, unless it's something that's like produce where I have to figure out the right item code. Fighting technological advancement to "save jobs" doesn't make sense to me. Technology has always eliminated jobs in some industries while creating jobs in others. The more than 10 items in the express lane pisses me off, though. I wish the computers just would refuse to scan more than 10, and when 11 gets scanned an alarm would go off with an automated voice saying "I'm sorry, you have more than 10 items. Please collect your items from the express line and take them to a standard check out line."