It is so antiquated, and when people apologize to the clerk for taking so long, I think they should apologize to the people behind them in line. But today was especially annoying. I'm working from home today, and I had a short time in the early AM to run to the supermarket. I get my supplies for breakfast and lunch, and there are two decrepit gentleman on line before me. They got their supplies for the day as well: two 40's of Miller High Life and a bottle of Hennessy. As they are writing a check, I was thinking, "At least it isn't food stamps". Thankfully, their transaction was quickly voided because they already have one check being held. I'm just thinking, buying booze at 7am. Not good.