Tuesday 17 October 2017

The supermarket sweep: I don't nick stuff, unlike you, probably...

The first time I saw a row of self-service tills I thought the staff had gone on strike
The first time I saw a row of self-service tills I thought the staff had gone on strike
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

So, people are quite fond of pilfering stuff from supermarkets. And it's all the fault of those self-service tills that seem designed to relieve you of your money and your sanity in roughly equal measure.

This comes on the back of a survey conducted by Cambridge University's Institute of Criminology, which also points out that stealing from self-service tills is no different from hiding goods in a handbag and adds, helpfully, that: "The method of observation at a self-service till may be more of a temptation than being watched by someone."

Who wudda thunk it?

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