Big Shiny Takes

TEASER: Bonus Episode – Lost in the Supermarket (ft. Rob Rousseau)

September 09, 2021 Big Shiny Takes
Big Shiny Takes
TEASER: Bonus Episode – Lost in the Supermarket (ft. Rob Rousseau)
Show Notes

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Rob Rousseau joins us to read one of the most fun columns we have had the pleasure of reading in this very grim timeline.

We go through Josh Freed's column in the Montreal Gazette on why customers should be paid by supermarkets for using self-checkouts. Now this isn't a typical Big Shiny Takes infuriating read. Josh actually has a bit of fun with the column. He also brushes up against a very strong point (that businesses use automation as an excuse to fire people in order to maximize their profit margins). Unfortunately, this seems to just be an accessory to the main point, which can be summed up as, "I'm old, minor inconveniences I experience are serious problems, and computers scare me".

We also tell the story about how a National Post idiot messaged us very late at night to sarcastically applaud us for making fun of his weak attempts at writing.

Stick around to the end for some talk about the election. I know this is a controversial opinion, but I think maybe a pandemic is a bad time for an election.