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The phrase 'crumpled heap' comes to mind.
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To play, when your groceries get to
the checker, you simply say, "Would
you like to play, 'was it on my list?'
you just have to guess which things
in my group were on my list and
which are not..."
as they guess, you say, "ding" for
correct answers and, "sorry" for
scanners it sounds like:
BEEP, on?, sorry, BEEP, not on?,
I've tested it and it takes but a
moment for the checker to pick up
that it is an innocent game and to
for thos in a bad mood...
Shameless plug for other, somewhat related idea [DadManWalking, Jan 28 2005]
||Ok [BenFrost] it does require an
||I'm also not sure how to monitize
it either... official score cards like
||This goes great with the "Throw stuff into other people's carts" game.
||Reading through a receipt the
other day I found a real downside
to the game: the checker picked
up some jars from the scanned
pile to say "these were not on your
list" and then as I laughed and
said, "yes they are!" he, in auto-
pilot mode re-scanned the jars...
||But the upside was that when the
misses went in the next time and
asked for a refund they
remembered the game and
claimed to enjoy it.
||well, since they enjoyed it, then go for it & thanks for sharing. Just keep it optional and wear a friendly demeanor. I guess with some plugins we could also play this game with the auto/self checkout that's popping up everywhere around here (silicon valley), but that wouldn't be any fun.
||this game is baked, I saw a complete nutter doing it only the other day... nice work [DadMan] (+).
||perhaps staff could have badges showing their competence (or otherwise) at the game.
||Oh I like that, [neilp] but here in
the early days I think I need to
work out the par system.
Sometimes I am in a hurry and
stick to the list very closely and
other times not, especially when a
meal idea strikes while in the
store. So I'm going to add a
disclosure before they start
guessing, i.e. there is an extra
meal in there or I'm going to a
party or just, this is a par 3 batch.
||If this game can be adapted to a full-contact version, count me in.
||If I catch the ass with 10 times the amount of stuff required for the express aisle playing this game, both the customer and the cashier are getting a frozen butterball to the head.