March 27, 2024 at 8:26 am

Parent Let Their Son Use the Self-Checkout Lane, So Another Shopper Called Them Out For Being Too Slow

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA/Unsplash/@marjan_blan

Well, isn’t that adorable…? Actually, maybe not

I guess not everyone loves seeing kids learn new things!

But did this parent act like a jerk?

Let’s see what’s going on here…

AITA for letting my son operate the self checkout?

“I took my son with me to the grocery store today. He is seven. I am a big believer in learning by doing.

I like to give my son as interactive a role in things as possible, and if he wants to do something himself I always at least let him try unless it’s unsafe.

Go ahead, kid.

When we got to the self checkout he confidently told me he could do it by himself, so I let him.

There are about ten self checkouts and one line for all the machines, so people don’t line up behind individual machines.

That didn’t go over well with everyone…

He was a lot slower than I would have been, but he managed to do it all with my supervision, even the produce.

As we started to wheel away, a woman walked up and slammed her grocery basket on the counter.

She said “thanks for doing that as slow as possible.”

I thought that was incredibly rude and uncalled for. Some people are slower than others. It is what it is.

There were several other machines being used and freed up, so we can’t have made that big an impact on her wait time.”

Check out what folks said about this on Reddit.

This person thinks they all SUCK.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another person made a big prediction.

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This reader had a different take.

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One person thinks this is important stuff.

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And this Reddit user made a pretty hilarious comment.

Source: Reddit/AITA

It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal…

Have some patience, lady!

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