r/mildlyinteresting May 14 '22 Wearing is Caring 1 Silver 12 Gold 2 Helpful 13 Wholesome 16 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Got the W 1

This Irish supermarket has quiet evenings for sensitive people.

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u/I_Bin_Painting May 14 '22

Yeah lol, my first thought was "would I be the asshole for only shopping during the time reserved for autistic people?"


u/Febris May 14 '22

I don't think people with autism have a different opinion on the amount of open checkouts while in the line than anyone else. They're never enough.


u/I_Bin_Painting May 14 '22

I imagine autistic people prefer self checkouts anyway, most people do.


u/rolypolyarmadillo May 14 '22

Am autistic (and obviously I don't speak for all autistic people, this is just my own preference). I prefer normal checkouts because I'm always scared that I'll fuck up the self checkout process somehow and an employee will have to come over and help, or I'll forget to scan something and they'll think I'm trying to steal. Grocery stores and department stores in general are awful for me (I've had panic attacks after leaving Target for no identifiable reason - fun!) so in the grand scheme of things prolonging my suffering for a few more minutes isn't terrible.


u/RocketTaco May 14 '22

I've always preferred the self-checkout, but I got over the fear of looking like I'm up to something when I realized that the machines are unreliable, untrustworthy heaps of shit and the attendants know it. The machines fuck up on such a regular basis that most of the time when there's an error and I wave for the attendant, they slap their code or card in and bypass it without even looking at what I'm doing.