Mist, every time I read one of your posts, it makes me notice more around our home up here. My wife keeps telling me she has never known anyone who notices all the things I point out to her, but some that you come up with I hadn't even thought about. I was in our bank branch yesterday & one of the mgr.'s told me they are going to start cutting back on "live" tellers this summer and installing more ATM's inside. Like you said with the self check-out lines, I too, don't like where all the automation is leading us. Thanks again for all your articles & time you put into this forum.