Stranger in a Strange Land: February 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Scanners

When I worked in retail we got an upgrad and instead of having to punch the products number into the computer we got a brand new barcode scanner. At first I thought this was going to be a great improvement, but it turns out that it was almost more of a pain trying to get a clean scan on the products tags. I worked at a store with lots of little items like key chains and trinkets and these early barcode scanners struggled to read the bars. So most times we were still punching in the numbers anyway. These days it seems that scanners work well for the most part, except when they scan and ring up the wrong price!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Mattress

There is a sleep number bed store at the mall. One day after walking around the mall for an afternoon I decided to head in there and try one out. I ended up taking a little cat nap, when I woke up the salesman sold me a bed! I am not like those people on the commercials with a set number that I always sleep on. I find it nice to have the option to be able to switch up how firm or less firm I want my mattress.