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Treadmill checkouts

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The fixed flooring next to the checkout is replaced by an inset treadmill moving at a steady 5km/h. To use the checkout, it is necessary to be able to sustain a "normal" walking pace. Failure to do so will result in the shopper being immediately and unceremoniously ejected from the queue, along with their shopping.

Intended to deter doddery elders, the inattentive, the lazy, the unfit, and those that suffer from children.

8th of 7, Dec 24 2015

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       And I certain there must be a category such as Exercise:Equipment:Alternative you could use as well.
normzone, Dec 24 2015

       //Intended to deter doddery elders, the inattentive, the lazy, the unfit, and those that suffer from children.//   

       I certainly qualify since I am all of the above.
blissmiss, Dec 24 2015

       Yes, perfect.
8th of 7, Dec 25 2015

       It doesn't really matter, just as long as it quickly, efficiently and forcefully ejects those who fail to make the grade.
8th of 7, Dec 25 2015

       So if I'm willing to take a tumble I might get out with free food? Where do I sign up for this macabre demonstration of inhuman mockery? Will it be made a sport, like the electrical mat with coins on it?
Voice, Dec 25 2015

       // I might get out with free food? //   

       No more likely than at a regular checkout.   

       // macabre demonstration of inhuman mockery? //   

       Oh, you say such lovely things sometimes...   

       // Will it be made a sport //   

       Unlikely, but it's certain to be a YouTube hit.
8th of 7, Dec 25 2015

       Please put A simulation treadmill in front of the store so I can tell if I am having good day a should risk shopping there or should go across the street to the treadmill free store.   

       Some days are better than others.
popbottle, Dec 25 2015

       Not all the checkouts have treadmills. You are perfectly welcome to use one of the regular checkouts. You just have to queue with all the other mouth-breathing witless dolts.   

       You'll fit right in.   

       A test treadmill woud be a good idea.
8th of 7, Dec 26 2015

       I'm a fast walker and like to get in, then get out with a minimum of waiting behind dithering people trying to get their act together. If someone ahead of me has a large trolley full of groceries, well so be it if they're efficient - but I'm quiet quickly frustrated by those ahead of me fumbling for cars, coupons etc so have to bun this idea.   

       In order to avoid a pile of bodies blocking my passage, I'd suggest the conveyor goes 'sideways' away from the cashier providing a clear pathway for me to the exit and freedom.
AusCan531, Dec 26 2015

       Ought to be a hit at McDonalds.
whatrock, Dec 27 2015

       OK + but I can't wear my flip flops!
xandram, Dec 27 2015


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