We’ve all felt it—the frustration when checkout line efficiency seems to be missing. You’re in line, ready to buy, and then you’re held up by a small detail.
Picture this: you’re at the store, your cart filled with several identical items, like those Campbell soup cans we all love.
Instead of a swift, single scan, the cashier scans each can one by one. It could be some high-level algorithmic thinking. But that’s probably not it.
You’re certain that there’s a faster way, a simple shortcut that lets all items be counted with just one pass of the scanner. And you’re probably right.
Look, here’s the thing: shortcuts exist. It’s just that not everyone is aware of them or knows how to use them.
I don’t fault the cashier. Maybe they weren’t trained on this feature. Or perhaps they know about it but haven’t mastered its use. It’s not just about checkout lines either.
Think about how often we see folks in offices not using keyboard shortcuts, even when it’s right there, staring at them every time they print or save a document.
It’s not that they don’t care about being quick. Maybe it’s just a lack of knowledge or training.
So, let’s spread the word, help each other out, and make checkout line efficiency a standard everywhere.
After all, who doesn’t love a good shortcut?