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Kansas Walmart customer loses tooth after cursing at self-checkout machine
upi ^ | March. 4, 2014 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 03/05/2014 6:21:38 AM PST by JoeProBono

WICHITA, Kan.,A fight broke out a Kansas Walmart in Wichita on Monday afternoon after a customer became frustrated with a self-checkout machine and began cursing at the device.

The 36-year-old man had difficulty completing his transaction and held up the line, much to the chagrin of an unnamed 35-year-old Hispanic male.

Capt. Doug Nolte told the Wichita Eagle that the Hispanic man confronted the fuming customer and they engaged in a dispute that continued outside of the store. Once the altercation spilled outside, a 40-year-old black man got involved and punched the cursing customer in the face.

The punch knocked out one of his teeth. Nolte said that the man, who was white, started “throwing out some racial slurs after the fight started.” According to Nolte, the language “heightened the confrontation.”

Once police arrived on the scene, the only man left was the one who lost his tooth.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Food
KEYWORDS: selfcheckout; walmart


1 posted on 03/05/2014 6:21:38 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

"..self-check out...zzzz....zzzz....zzzz"

2 posted on 03/05/2014 6:26:33 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JoeProBono

Gotta love you Joe!!


3 posted on 03/05/2014 6:26:42 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: JoeProBono

At least nobody got shot.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 6:27:54 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono

Those self checkout machines are TERRIBLE. I’ve used them many times, and they’re only useful to save time if you’re only buying 1-3 simple items. Even then, I always feel fortunate if the transaction isn’t interrupted by the machine requiring assistance from one of the employees that babysit them to come and clear it.

I wouldn’t dare try to use one if I had a cart full of items.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 6:29:11 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: JoeProBono

I never use self checkout in any store. My wife asked why. I told her, “I don’t work here.”


6 posted on 03/05/2014 6:35:32 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: JoeProBono

No cursing - the machine has a cursor that will do that for you!


7 posted on 03/05/2014 6:35:36 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: KoRn

Normally there are about 5 clerks standing around watching you try to get the self-check out to work. Except at Walmart, there’s only 1 or 2 security people watching you there.


8 posted on 03/05/2014 6:36:56 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Doogle

I can’t imagine how Walmart could save with those things. Stealing would be so easy with those self-checkout counters.


9 posted on 03/05/2014 6:37:17 AM PST by MNDude
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To: KoRn
I personally was in a position to see the source code to the Walmart self checkout machines in 2006-7. Back then, the header was dated "1992", and written by NCR. It was the most convoluted, torturous piece of code I ever had the misfortune to see. I suggested a re-write, which was opposed. I suggested, at the very minimal, a test environment, which was not accepted. At the very least, the code is "updated" then it is installed in 100 sites - if no major complaints, it is installed throughout all Walmart. Walmart is bizarre about money - they absolutely refuse to invest in software tools to improve the lives of their developers - preferring instead to give the task to contractors who are not allowed to talk to Walmart management. So you end up with a very disjointed product that does not reflect the needs of the consumer that is continually broken, is not tested and cannot be repaired.

I am uncertain if the situation has changed since 2006-7.

10 posted on 03/05/2014 6:38:57 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: JoeProBono

I hate self checkout counters anywhere! They always screw up when I’m trying to go through.

I’ve seen people with lots of goods using them, then half way through they will start throwing their goods back in the cart and go looking for a checkout with a person at it.

They finally pulled them out of our local store, then brought them back again. I never use them.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 6:47:30 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: proxy_user

Hehe, nice.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 6:47:39 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel


13 posted on 03/05/2014 6:49:08 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Isn’t a lost tooth a prerequisite to be in the store?


14 posted on 03/05/2014 6:51:14 AM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Exactly.


15 posted on 03/05/2014 6:55:27 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JoeProBono

Gets my vote for “Misleading Headline of the Year”!


16 posted on 03/05/2014 6:56:42 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: JoeProBono

So how did cursing at the machine cause him to lose his tooth???


17 posted on 03/05/2014 6:57:10 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’ve abandoned more than one cart of stuff in stores that only had self-checkouts available.


18 posted on 03/05/2014 6:59:19 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I had no choice but to use a self checkout machine once in a Walmart store because there literally was not one checkout line open. When I was finished a security guard who could barely speak English walked up to me at the door and said (as best as he could) that he needed to look through my bags and see my receipt. I said no way. I used that machine because there wasn’t anyone working, I am honest, and they have sensors at the door to catch people who are not. He insisted that I allow him to go through my bags again and wanted to see my receipt. That’s when I said, “I’ll show you my papers if you show me yours.” His response? “Go ahead sir.”


19 posted on 03/05/2014 7:00:20 AM PST by RightInJersey
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To: bramps

Toothless man eats raw beef off of Walmart shelf

The Carlisle Sentinel reports that Scott T. Shover of Carlisle is facing felony charges after police said he was spotted eating raw meat straight off the shelf of a Walmart Monday. Actually, after noticing the alarming lacking of chicklets in the 53-year-old man's mugshot, I'd say he was more gumming raw meat than eating it. And it wasn't even the good stuff: $24.53 worth of raw ground beef and raw stew beef. Guess that stuff is easier to gum than prime rib. Shover was arrested at Taser point without incident


20 posted on 03/05/2014 7:01:03 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: smokingfrog

Dogs are getting educated, they left too.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 7:02:44 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: proxy_user

I call them the “Do it your damn self” machines.


22 posted on 03/05/2014 7:11:36 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: JoeProBono

..A RETIREE’S LAST TRIP TO KROGER’S..
Yesterday I was at my local Kroger’s grocery
buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal
pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog, and was in the
check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I
had a dog.

What did she think...I had an elephant?

So because I’m retired and have little to do, on
impulse I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I
was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I
probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in the
hospital last time, but that I’d lost 50 pounds
before I awakened in an intensive care ward with
tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in
both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet
and that the way that it works is, to load your
pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat
one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is
nutritionally complete so it works well and I was
going to try it again. (I have to mention here
that practically everyone in line was now
enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive
care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her
no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car
hit me.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a
heart attack he was laughing so hard.

Kroger’s won’t let me shop there anymore.
Better watch what you ask retired people. They
have all the time in the world to think of crazy
things to say.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 7:20:37 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: RightInJersey

HAHA! Love it.


24 posted on 03/05/2014 7:33:05 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Liberty Valance

Been there done that;-{)


25 posted on 03/05/2014 7:58:20 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Liberty Valance

ROTFLMAO!! I’m so glad I set my coffee down before reading that! I’m filing this away w/all those other comments that I hope one day to have just the right opportunity to use...


26 posted on 03/05/2014 7:58:23 AM PST by Exeter (A government that doesn't trust its people is a government that shouldn't be trusted.)
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To: JoeProBono

27 posted on 03/05/2014 8:44:05 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Avoiding the flu virus at Wal-Mart


28 posted on 03/05/2014 9:16:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: RightInJersey

Smart reply


29 posted on 03/05/2014 9:58:27 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: JoeProBono

30 posted on 03/05/2014 10:06:08 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Very funny sign. :-)

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31 posted on 03/05/2014 10:08:29 AM PST by Mears
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To: JoeProBono

This happened yesterday in my Walmart. I went to buy some Cosmic Brownies. They’ve got mini M&M’s on them. The 6 pack was $1.70. The 12 pack was $3.50.


32 posted on 03/05/2014 10:09:24 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

33 posted on 03/05/2014 10:09:29 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

34 posted on 03/05/2014 10:15:09 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: JoeProBono
The 36-year-old man had difficulty completing his transaction and held up the line, much to the chagrin of an unnamed 35-year-old Hispanic male.


35 posted on 03/05/2014 10:25:14 AM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Liberty Valance
Last month my daughter was helping me on the computer, learning a new thing about said computer...The phone is next to my computer and at my age the ins and outs of some computer tasks is confusing. The phone rang and it was not a robo call, those are usually just hang ups for me...the guy on the phone was selling life insurance and I was ticked at the call. I told him that life insurance is interesting as I was sitting here with a gun to my head and I asked him if he thought I should pull the trigger or not. The guy did not hang up on me but the phone went silent so I just hung up. I think thats one company that won't call me again....******later I did feel sorry for telling some poor fellow that, but darn it I didn't need the interruption..
36 posted on 03/05/2014 10:44:16 AM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: JoeProBono

The left really hates the non-union, gun selling Walmart, so they get the treatment the left always gives, saturate the public with every meaningless nothing that can contribute to a negative image for them.

At some point they hope to flip Walmart to the left’s benefit.


37 posted on 03/05/2014 11:01:47 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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38 posted on 03/05/2014 11:46:01 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Uncle Chip
So how did cursing at the machine cause him to lose his tooth???

He drew attention to himself and some members of the socially protected classes gave him some social justice. Accept your beatdown, comrade.

39 posted on 03/05/2014 11:48:56 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL


40 posted on 03/05/2014 12:24:30 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: JoeProBono

I’ve cursed many a times at Walmart self checkout machines. They’re about the worst out there. Nothing ever weighs right, so you’re constantly having to tell the damn things to skip the weighing, and pretty soon it shuts down and calls an attendant.


41 posted on 03/05/2014 2:07:18 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: KoRn

“I wouldn’t dare try to use one if I had a cart full of items.”

The worst time for me when I was checking out a cart full of light bulbs right before the ban and missed a little bitty sign that said the machine I was using wouldn’t take cash and I didn’t find out until I tried to pay cash; had to go to another machine and do it again.

But I don’t have too many problems like that anymore at Walmart because I quit shopping there because the shelves are always empty.


42 posted on 03/05/2014 2:10:34 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

Back before I went to all cash, my credit cards (and those of many others) would never scan at the local Walmart unless the clerk went through convolutions like puttint the card in one of the checkout bags and scanning it. I think the microswitches were worn out on ALL the scanners, but Walmart refused to replace them, thus resulting in huge frustrations for clerks and customers alike.

No problem now, though. I don’t shop at Walmart anymore because the shelves are always one half empty.


43 posted on 03/05/2014 2:14:37 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman
"the shelves are always empty"

I've been noticing that at more than one 'big box' store here lately. I know it isn't due to strong sales, because there's usually more employees at most of those places than shoppers. It's as if they didn't restock after Christmas or something.

44 posted on 03/05/2014 2:32:31 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn
Those self checkout machines are TERRIBLE

I suspect you are over reacting and exaggerating......I find them very convenient.

45 posted on 03/05/2014 2:36:40 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I use self checkout all the time, I’ve found the places most likely for them to not work are the places with incompetent employees and I don’t want to go there anyway. What’s great is because large chunks of society still have this fear of computers there’s generally no line so you can bang through much faster. I’m so good with those things once the “observer” offered me a job as a cashier.


46 posted on 03/05/2014 2:38:58 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: KoRn

47 posted on 03/05/2014 2:41:25 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I never use self checkout in any store. My wife asked why. I told her, “I don’t work here.”
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When the self serve card readers were first introduced I would hand my card to the clerk and they would point to the machine.
I would (sarcastically) remark..
“If I wanted to swipe cards I would have your job. - By the way..What do you think happens to your job when EVERYONE uses that thing?” and maybe “Speaking of job why didn’t you question my non signature? I would think you had a reason for turning it over?”

Love it when they used to say “Well, you have to sign it.” I would respond with “What good does it do for me to sign it in front of you?”

Admittedly enough of them act and look like they would rather have the machine than them standing there....


48 posted on 03/05/2014 2:42:58 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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