I don’t know if this is happening at other CVS’s around the country, but at the one in my neighborhood, they’ve gotten rid of most of the cashiers and instead try to make all their customers do self-checkout. But the machines only scan items correctly sporadically, so you always have to buzz for help. Then wait for whatever non-cashier CVS employee is working on the floor to come over and help scan your item, which needs to be entered manually. Usually they just end up ringing up my stuff for me after I failed to self-checkout. It’s the biggest timesuck ever. When, oh when, will a Duane Reade or Rite-Aid or Walgreens open in my neighborhood?! Puh-leeze guys. All of this is a long-winded way of saying that CVS is consistently terrible and whoever let these 50 ducks loose inside one of their stores in Saratoga Springs, New York, is a rockstar.
Don’t feel bad for the confused ducks! They got Smart Food popcorn to snack on. [The Consumerist]