A customer at Camberwell Woolworths, probably exhausted from work and the thought of having to get home and cook dinner for her brats, fumbled for an extended period of time to open her plastic shopping bags. Frustrated at the difficulty she was having completing this simple task, the mother made noises of exasperation no doubt fuelled by the thought of her husband at home pissing about with their TV’s remote control.
The pitiful scene is becoming common place as tight-ass supermarkets install self check-outs encouraging customers to take a leap of faith and do everything themselves.
The increased pressure of the mind-numbing tasks is affecting parents not just in Camberwell but worldwide, as children unaccustomed at having to wait longer than 10 seconds to get gratification are literally, spitting the fucking dummy. “He’s been a little shit today,” said the grumpy mummy to a complete stranger using the self check-out next to hers.
On one positive note, as Camberwell’s population explosion continues to be of concern, these scenes provide a strong deterrent to anyone considering the foolish decision of bringing more foul-tempered sprogs into the world.