Thursday, July 21, 2005

Etch-a-veg lasers to zap labels

Etch-a-veg lasers to zap labels

They want to use a laser beam to put a barcode on fruits and veggies because the sticker's just aren't convenient enough. Technology. Years later we'll hear of the detrimental effects 'previously unknown'..." Why can't anything remain the simple old-fashioned way? How hard is it to look up a price, anyways? Sheesh.


  1. If you're calling for "the simple, old-fashioned way", do me a favour and call for an end to the sticky sticker situation. That tiny piece of paper drives me nuts!!! Why does it have to be on each little banana and apple? And who reads those things anyway? That's my little rant for the day (er, night).

  2. I suppose we could get rid of those, too...but sticker's don't sound as bad as lasers.

    Maybe cashier's should be required to have a memorizing a few prices of produce that hard anyways? Everything else they just have to scan.

    I say we call for change.

  3. Hmmm. I think a lot of cashiers do have degrees. These days you need a BA to sweep garbage. It's a shame really.

  4. ...yeah, don't get me started on what I think of the wages garbage collectors make in Canada...

  5. Are you saying garbage collectors don't have a difficult job?

  6. It's a *dirty* job, yes. But you know how complicated *our* side of it has become?

    - Green Bin
    - Blue Bin
    - Grey Bin
    - Garbage

    ...and then there are schedules of what gets collected which week between which times. One slight mess up and they come to get you like you've committed a kaba'ir.

    They don't invest in a degree. No education required.

    So at the end of the day, if you think a garbage collector deserves as much a starting professor or lawyer...who invested in a 10 year degree...I won't even argue my point because we're not going to agree :)

  7. Hahaha. Silly girl. I'm arguing with you just to get you riled up. You've known me for so long and you haven't figured that out yet? And I don't remember saying garbage collectors deserve as much as a starting prof, but I mustn't quibble any longer. Now it is time that I get myself to bed, just as you are doing, I imagine. ;-)
    'Twas fun, m'dear!

  8. Anonymous2:34 AM

    Salaam 'Alaikum

    The tattoo thing is just wierd. It seems sci-fi-ish.

    The stickers are annoying, but when you have the ridiculous variety of fruits and vegetables that we do, well... the produce lookup book at the cashier's station is about 8 pages long or some ridiculous thing. I don't mind if the sticker helps them key it in. I use the #'s myself at the self check-outs. -- UZ

  9. Ah, Safiyyah, you think I didn't know? Your an-ticks are oh-so-familiar after four years...I just like playing along for mutual amusement.


  10. UZ: I don't mind the stickers either. The laser sounds icky.

  11. Anonymous12:34 PM


    Please don't say 'Jeez' because it is an insult to the name of Nabi Isa Alayhis Salaam, even if you don't realise it when you use it.


  12. Wa'alaykum Assalam,

    I'm not sure I agree...but I changed it to "Sheesh" -- insha'Allah this will be agreeable?

    I promise it's not a reference to Sheesha :)