Sunday, December 27, 2015

It's Clarence Saunders' Fault

Prior to the early 1900's, supermarket items were handled by a clerk who navigated a warehouse space, retrieving items for a customer. It wasn't until this guy pioneered the self-serve grocery store that things started going downhill.

It's only in a self-serve supermarket do customers try to find ways of cheating the system (claiming they found items beside more appealing price tags; damaging containers and products, and then demanding discounts; leaving merchandise out where someone is liable to step or trip on it, or even trip themselves).

The blame can be laid on his shoulders (since parents refuse to take responsibility for their unruly children, probably because they themselves weren't raised right).

If you've ever spent hours straightening shelves at work, only to find your effort wasted by a typhoon of customers a few minutes later, this is the guy you should get upset at.

Too bad he's already dead.