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We all love a good self-checkout counter. Sure, nothing quite beats the ease of that traditional human cashier. But when there’s 30 people in front of you, it sometimes feels nice to push past the technology-phobes and ask, “self-checkout?” while they nod their heads no as you start self-scanning your toothpaste and granola bars.

Unfortunately, not all self-checkout machines were created equal. Many customers have been complaining about the voice that Shoppers Drug Mart has chosen for their kiosks, likening it to a ‘bored drunken teen.’ Here’s a little taste if you aren’t familiar:

And this is what the people of the internet thought:

Lucky for all those who felt personally victimized by the voice,  Shoppers was listening.

Tammy Smitham, a spokesperson for Shoppers Drug Mart, tells Canadian Grocer that the current self-checkout voice was never going to be permanent anyway. The machines, she notes, were provided by an American company. “We wanted to put them into market to test them so we went with the provided voice on the machine,” she told the publication. “Given the positive feedback and results we received we decided to roll out the self-checkouts with a Canadian voice. This was our plan from the outset.”

So there you have it. According to the tweet, starting later this month, Shoppers Drug Mart will be rolling out a machines with a whole new Canadian voice. Personally, we found the old one kind of endearing in a Tammy from Bob’s Burgers kind of way.

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