to not want the pin machine in the co-op to try to strike up conversation?

(43 Posts)
nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 21:29:15

Today it was, "Do you have a pet?"

None of your fucking business pin machine.

"What next?" i said.

"Did you watch eastenders last night?"

"Are you sure you need onions?"

"If you were a drink what would you be?"


(anyway mid rant the woman at the till informed me she did infact watch eastenders last night and we agreed we both couldn't wait for thursdays episode)

but still, shut up machine. <gavel>

differentID Wed 28-Jul-10 21:38:34

Have I walked into an alternate reality?

other than that, what have you been drinking???grin

I've never heard of a pin machine that talks to you?

loopyloops Wed 28-Jul-10 21:41:15

How do you respond? I mean, is there a keyboard or is this just a one-way conversation?
Did you need onions?

Eaglebird Wed 28-Jul-10 21:42:08

Different ID, I was thinking the same.
I've never come across a talking pin machine either.

The one where we used to live used to ask you things like whether you had been served well - you could press one of two buttons to express your thoughts

Poledra Wed 28-Jul-10 21:43:52

I know what you mean, nevergoogle. Last night it asked me 'Where our products laid out in an attractive manner?' or some such nonsense. Firstly, I was only in to buy milk, so hadn't really looked at anything else and secondly, I do not need a PIN machine asking me vaguely suggestive questions.

Poledra Wed 28-Jul-10 21:44:17

Were, not where - gah!

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 21:47:50

No, it actually happens in the co-op.

"Is the till assistant attractive" etc

She said, 'well do you have a pet?" and i said "No, but it's none of that machine's business".

Nosey fucking machine. hmm

HecateQueenOfWitches Wed 28-Jul-10 21:49:18

So let me get this straight.

You think that machines are talking to you?

I see.


nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 21:49:19

as an aside, i am banned from buying onions. always buy them when we don't need them and we end up with a drawer full of them.

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 21:50:43

the only options are 'yes' and 'no' to answer.

they need a 'fuck off nosey' button.

grin @ those who think i've lost my mind.

it's true i tell you!

ShinyAndNew Wed 28-Jul-10 21:51:48

Your co-op machine is nicer than mine. Mine just asks me if I need loo roll or tells me I haven't got enough money to pay for the vast amount of wine I want sad

I might shop there more often if it took an interest in my pets grin

HecateQueenOfWitches Wed 28-Jul-10 21:52:03

Of course it is.

never argue with a crazy lady

BertieBotts Wed 28-Jul-10 21:54:30

My co-op has this too. If you put your card in it just goes quietly away and asks for your pin number instead.
The "Were our products laid out in an attractive manner" one always stumps me too confused it's a supermarket, not a prize vegetable competition!

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 21:54:54


<wonders if it's a coincidence i got signed off work with stress this week> oh dear. hmm

HecateQueenOfWitches Wed 28-Jul-10 21:57:29

You did? blush

<seasons foot with salt and pepper and puts back in gob>

SomeGuy Wed 28-Jul-10 21:57:34

the co-op is full of shit. It's no better than Spar.

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 21:59:48

don't worry hecate, i'm not hearing voices and it's not supermarket related. smile

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 22:02:04

i'll disagree with you there someguy.

in spar i always have to queue up with a junkie or drunk.

in co-op i have to queue with the old folks and their great shopping bags on wheels.

laweaselmys Wed 28-Jul-10 22:03:38

I was really freaked out the first time that happened! I just take cash mostly though, and I forgot about the freaky machine.

Also co-op fairtrade crunchy White chocolate is yummy.

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 22:10:37

oi, where did you all go? i'm not MAD.

now i feel like a lonely pin machine trying to strike up conversation.

BertieBotts Wed 28-Jul-10 22:26:02

Um... yes. I mean no. I mean twenty pounds cashback please.

No none of those responses make sense, you are clearly not a talking PIN machine grin

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 22:40:53

"are you sure those shoes match that outfit?"

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 22:55:23

"you've forgotten your bags for life again haven't you?"

<reckon i could get a new job writing dumb questions for co-op?>

BertieBotts Wed 28-Jul-10 22:57:10

The checkout girl always asks me in a bored tone "Do you have a membership card?" and doesn't seem to remember that I don't, despite the fact she must remember me as I regularly hold up the entire queue with my healthy start vouchers blush

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 22:58:17

i lie.
i do have a card but have no idea where it is.

BertieBotts Wed 28-Jul-10 23:00:31

Oh I hate it in Boots when they say "Do you have a Boots card?" and you say "Oh yes but it's at home" and they say "Ooh okay, I'll just validate your receipt then for you." I never ever take the receipts back in to get the points. What is the point of that.

nevergoogle Wed 28-Jul-10 23:02:55

they do that in tescos too if you forget your clubcard.

it's best just to lie. Shhhh, don't tell them.

nevergoogle Thu 29-Jul-10 19:10:39

shameless bump as i was enjoying this thread so much last night smile

nevergoogle Fri 30-Jul-10 23:25:17

lmao that this thread made up half of the round up.

Aitch? explain yourself. do i get half your pay? (if you get paid that is) or maybe half of your invite to some fancy corporate do with boris johnson. (i need a word with him btw)

nevergoogle Fri 30-Jul-10 23:25:56



thelunar66 Fri 30-Jul-10 23:30:26

Our cocacola machine at work suddenly requested Deutschmarks instead of the normal 80p.

I put in 80p anyway,

It said Danke.

Never did it again for anyone else.

I was weirded out

KathyImLost Sat 31-Jul-10 00:08:59

I always say thank you to cash machines. Can't help it. But yes, the pin machines in our co op do this too. I ignore them, if they want some market research they can pay me to do a yougov survey (tho I always lie on those so maybe not).

vixma Sat 31-Jul-10 00:12:36

Er...normally get one question from the payment bit....Not a big deal, love the Coop as it is very ethical.

Blahrahrah Sat 31-Jul-10 07:47:49

Ive never been to a co-op so I have no idea WHAT you are talking about, but this thread has given me the giggles!

nevergoogle Sat 31-Jul-10 12:33:43

It asked me again if i had a pet yesterday.

This time i said yes.

What sort of statistics do you think they are hoping for? Surely the numbers are warped by asking the same person the same question?! hmm

i like the german cocacola machine. grin kind of sexy in a porn star kind of way. that machine would be on a winner with me.

coolma Sat 31-Jul-10 12:37:40

The one I use said 'would you like to support deaf people?'

roisin Sat 31-Jul-10 12:42:06

Is this really true? I want to go to the co-op now!

nevergoogle Sat 31-Jul-10 12:43:39

huh?! really, that's brilliant.
I wonder what happens if you say no?

sharbie Sat 31-Jul-10 12:45:34

grin at lunar

when are they going to do a button that says - 'just give me £20 NOW'

nevergoogle Sat 31-Jul-10 13:21:37

YY sharbie, a cut the crap about receipts and whether the worthy machine thinks i should save paper, just give me the damn money and quick. perhaps cash machines could default to that mode if it's raining.

catinboots Sat 31-Jul-10 15:16:28

it asked me if i had a pet yesterday too...

sharbie Sat 31-Jul-10 20:19:33

grin google

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