Considering I frequent Walmart...oh, probably 37 times a week, it should be no surprise, I'm writing a post about it. I think I may have only mentioned it on here once (#37) before, but those days are gone due to the new rule of not having more than 20 items (however, if there are multiple self-checkout lanes open and I don't have Sam with me...sometimes I cave).
Anyway, I make it a point to not be on my phone when I'm checking out for three reasons.
1-I think it's rude. Rude to the cashier and anyone behind you since it does slow down the process.
2-I don't have enough hands to hold the phone, take care of Sam and put items on the belt/pay/put bags in my cart.
3-It's too difficult to carry on any type of conversation anyway since I'm quite easily distracted while shopping, and apparently checking out.
More about checking out...
Typically, I gladly touch the "yes" button on the credit card screen in response to the questions - "was your store clean today?" and especially "did your cashier greet you today?"
In fact, I feel a little bad when I have to touch "no", but I figure...if they're asking, they must want to know so they can make improvements where improvements are needed.
So today was one of the days where I had to touch "no". I, in fact, greeted my cashier.
She scanned my three items and barely glanced up to say "hello", then returned to the task at hand.