Last week when we went to Albertsons to buy our weekly groceries, we noticed that self-checkout stands had been installed, but weren’t activated yet. Well, this week they are. We went ahead and passed up the professional checkers to try hand at checking. The system worked pretty well. The only problem we had was that it was complaining that we had put something in our bag without scanning it — we hadn’t. I’d guess that it took about twice as long as a normal checkout, but hey, there wasn’t any line and it was our first time. I’d say that it was even fun. When was the last time you had fun in a grocery store? I’m almost looking forward to shopping next week.