For years I have resisted using self-checkouts. Part of it is that I prefer to interact with someone, but it is also partly due to fear. I was scared I wouldn't know how to use them. I finally used one the other day and it went fine. I didn't embarrass myself, sirens didn't go off, people didn't stop and point and shout "Look at that person who doesn't know how to use a self checkout." The world didn't end, and now I feel slightly less anxious about doing things I have never done before.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.