Yesterday morning, I stopped at the Evil Big Box Store(tm) to pick up a few items for my lunch. On my way out I stopped at the soft drink-up here, we call it pop- machine to get a Diet Pepsi. I was wanting my morning caffeine cold. Anyhow when I got to the machine, I noticed a new apparatus connected to it. It was a credit card scanner. The thud you just heard was Sam Walton turning over in his grave.
Seeing that I don't want to pay interest on my guilty pleasures, I put this stuff, called money, in the machine and made my selection. I pushed the button for Diet Pepsi. Out comes...regular Pepsi. Well I figured I could give this to someone else at the shop, so I put some more money in. I pressed the other Diet Pepsi button and out comes....Mountain Dew. At this point I go back into the store and register my complaint to the cashier who just a few minutes ago rung up my purchase. She let me exchange the two bottles of the wrong stuff for two bottles of Diet Pepsi from the cooler. Customer satisfaction, but you would think with the backing of the evil credit card companies, they could afford good help who could stock the machines correctly.
Save Money-maybe. Live Better-I doubt it. I prefer price 'em low and stack 'em high.