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?"

Gah!

(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>

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

grin google

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

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

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.

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 12:43:39

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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).

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

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

blasted!!!!

arf.

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 Thu 29-Jul-10 19:10:39

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

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.

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 22:58:17

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

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 22:55:23

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

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

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

"are you sure those shoes match that outfit?"

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 22:10:37

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

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

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 22:02:04

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.

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