Today's picture was taken around 1900, and shows a general store in Maryland. I love the pot belly stove, and the bench where shoppers could sit, and visit with one another. I have to think this was a much nicer shopping experience than most grocery stores today.
I especially like that there is a store clerk manning the register, and that shoppers are not supposed to check themselves out. I was surprised that apparently most of you are not as outraged as I am at being "trained" to do a job for the store for free that they are now paying a person to do. What a bunch of "sheeple" you all are, allowing the man to manipulate you into doing just what he wants. When they load you on trains to take you off to the FEMA concentration camp trailers, you will probably not even whimper. OK, I don't really believe that there are FEMA concentration camps being put together, and don't believe that the self check outs are part of some grand conspiracy, but they do really annoy me. I refuse to use them. Join me, and demand your right to a human checkout clerk!