Monday, Richie showed up for his shift to find that he was no longer needed. When he asked why, the manager simply pointed.
In the canned vegetable aisle, something resembling an enormous toaster spat cans of corn at the shelf. They landed in perfectly straight rows.
When he went back a week later for groceries, he had to use one of those self checkout machines.
The next time, the manager was staring at a sign that read, “CUSTOMERS NO LONGER NEEDED.” In every lane, a shopping cart waited as its contents were scanned, then sprayed money at the checkout machine.