Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Shopper in Training


One of Alyssa's favorite activities at the Ft Worth Museum is in their Kidspace area. It's a little play grocery store where the kids can pick up plastic food and empty boxes, and put them in a little cart.


They have a little checkout set up with a simple electric eye, so it beeps whenever something is "scanned." Alyssa knows it's the barcode that does the magic, and looks for it before scanning anything.

She is a master checkout operator, thanks to her experience with the Self Checkouts at Wal-Mart. I'll load the belt, and she can have the items scanned and in the bags faster than half of the professionals who wear the blue vests.

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