Several chain stores have adopted self-checkouts. These checkouts are convenient. However, there are also some problems associated with them.
Some people like using self-checkouts. They can often go to one of these stations and check out quickly, rather than waiting in a long line to be checked out by a cashier. Checking out quickly allows them to leave the store sooner and get on with their day. They might have to pick up their children at daycare, for example. They might also need to go to the library to do some research for a school project or research paper. Using the self-checkout allows them more time to do what they need to do.
However, many people appreciate the personal touch, which the self-checkouts do not offer. They like to be greeted by a cashier. They like to be smiled at and spoken to. Finally, many also like being assisted with their purchases.
Whether you choose to use the self-checkouts or to stand in line to be checked out by a cashier at a traditional register, you will leave the store with your purchases. Then you will be able to continue your day. When you finally arrive home, you will have your groceries--groceries that will will help you to have a successful and productive week.