Tuesday, December 2, 2008
[At the local grocery; notices a familiar tune]
Checkout Woman: Ahh, you heard it.
We: Yeah--is that the Windows Theme?
CW: Yup. Up on the automatic checkout.
We: I didn't know these were Windows based.
CW: Oh yeah, that's why we always have to shut 'em down and reboot 'em when they misbehave.
CW: Yeah. Sometimes we have to punish them, so we keep them shut off for longer to punish 'em. They don't like that.
We: Why not?
CW: Oh, they like to talk to each other, so when they're shut down they can't, and they don't like that.
We: What do they say when they talk to each other?
CW: They compare sales.
We: Huh. [takes bags and heads toward exit.]
CW: You be safe.