I stopped at the grocery store this morning after Bible study. All I bought was asparagus. When I went through the checkout and paid for it, the cashier asked if I wanted a game card. Sure, why not? I'll take one. Maybe I'll win something. I was instructed to take the game card over to a scanner and run the bar code on the card through the scanner. I did as I was told. Then from the depths of the scanner came a booming voice informing me, and the whole store, that "sorry, this card is not a winner!"
I do not appreciate being told in front of all the shoppers that I am a loser. Couldn't the voice be changed to a sweet whispering voice stating "sorry, try again!" or "sorry, not this time!" instead of the loud machine yelling what sounded to me like: Na na nana na, you are a loser. How insulting. Hard on my self esteem.