Lol, T(h)ink, I am afraid that I am neither keen on using the self-checking out, nor on stealing, neither from people, nor from machines.
And I am very well aware since long that as good as all the professional sectors are losing jobs - for "economic reasons".
Citing with a sarcastically groaning grin:
“Anyone who pays for more than half of their stuff in self checkout is a total moron,” reads one of the more militant comments in a Reddit discussion on the subject. “There is NO MORAL ISSUE with stealing from a store that forces you to use self checkout, period. THEY ARE CHARGING YOU TO WORK AT THEIR STORE.”
Well, I might be a moron, but why are so many of my friends and acquaintances here thinking like me ?
(the "livening up boredom" part was already taken - lol.)