Taking the intercourse out of shopping

This may P off my techie mates but the thought of this below fills me with horror, to the point I’d deliberately choose not to go there to shop:

In the brave new world of retail this won’t necessitate a trek out to the nearest late night supermarket. Instead the shop can come to you.

With the touch of an app button, you hail a low-slung electric vehicle, like a glass-sided motorhome, which quietly glides into a parking space near you.

You enter the shop by swiping your mobile phone at the door, pick up your wares and swipe out again. There’s no cashier or sales assistant, and no-one to clean up if you drop a carton of milk on your toe.

Aaaaagggghhhh!!!!

6 comments for “Taking the intercourse out of shopping

  1. October 12, 2017 at 06:32

    I am pretty sure some enterprising thug will notice the late-night-supermarket gliding around and put some unwanted and quite violent intercourse back into the experience.

  2. ivan
    October 12, 2017 at 09:10

    Ah, the mobile shop. I remember one of those from the late 40s/50s except then you had a real driver/shopkeeper.

    It appears the snowflakes are just catching up.

    • microdave
      October 12, 2017 at 17:45

      “Ah, the mobile shop. I remember one of those from the late 40s/50s”

      Like James, before my time. However, regarding

      “It appears the snowflakes are just catching up”

      I have been looking through some old photo’s, and one includes a building just up the road which was (when we moved here in 1969) a general store. Mother used to ring her weekly order through, and next day the storekeeper would arrive in his battered Mk1 Ford Cortina and come to the front door with a large cardboard box containing the requisite items. I think he carried it indoors and helped her unpack it as well. Who says “Home Delivery” is the latest bright idea?

      Note: I should also add that not everybody HAD a (landline) telephone back then – and mobiles hadn’t been invented. Can you imagine the snowflakes from the school opposite being teleported back 45 years?

  3. microdave
    October 12, 2017 at 09:51

    “With the touch of an app button”

    “You enter the shop by swiping your mobile phone at the door”

    Both of which require a “smart” phone. I do not have a smart phone (and have absolutely NO intention of getting one)…

  4. October 12, 2017 at 09:55

    Ivan – some of us don’t go back that far.

    Microdave – me neither.

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