Obsessive Compulsive? Check!

November 23rd, 2004 · 3 Comments · Tools and Tech

Usually, I don’t like to brag, but I’ve got to let the world know: I have mad research skillz. I can find anything. I am tireless and pursue my target like a locked-on missile. I cross-check references and then cross-check my cross-checks. I am speedy and efficient. I am on-task until my task is exhaustively complete. Yes, I have mutated my copy-editing skills into research skills. Same obsession. Same euphoria at the ultimately double-checked perfection.

And, on a related note, when it’s my turn at the self-check station at Home Depot, I can easily complete my transaction in less than a minute. I was born for self-check stations, unlike some of the bumbling confused masses who have to ask for help from the Home Depot self-check assist clerk. People who aren’t familiar with computers should not get in line for the self-check stations.

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  • Micah

    …unlike some of the bumbling confused masses who have to ask for help from the Home Depot self-check assist clerk.

    Yeah, that’s me, but I am pretty familiar with computers. 🙂 The delayed reaction of those things trips me up. I tend to hit a screen button twice, it gets out of sync with my placing-in-bag, and before I know it it’s locked me out with a “Please see cashier for assistance”… rrrr.

  • Megan

    Yeah, the placing-in-bag part can get tricky, particularly if you need to pick up your item for any reason. Then the computer starts yelling at you to put the item back down. It can be a bit disconcerting.

  • DarkoV

    Hey! Suonds like you’re ready for Heaven. Latest reports back from earlier arrivals say that the line in is getting longer and longer (thanks to the war). For those barcoded with Love & Affection, the self-check line is offering immediate access to 17 Vestal Virgins and 25,000 channel tv.

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