This blog could have been a plot for a science fiction show if the story was not real in the city of West Lebanon New Hampshire when all of the computers at the checkout counter went down for reasons that are not clear yet at a Hannaford Supermarket recently.
It Is the worst nightmare that any cashier and manager of a grocery store has to endure which is that all of the checkout cashiers computers went down. The options that the Hannaford Supermarket management had was to tell the 50 customers who were inside the supermarket to wait around one hour for the computers that the cashiers use the checkout the prices of the groceries which would have a public relations nightmare.
Option number two was that all of the shoppers at the supermarket would all of their groceries packaged by the cashiers and their assistants for free since it is evident that in the case of a natural disaster like a computer breakdown inside the store, it would been better to lose around $3,000 to $5,000 in groceries that had to be given away to the shoppers.
The mystery is that did the ownership of the Hannaford Supermarkets give their approval to give away the groceries under circumstances beyond their control to the store manager or did the store manager acted on his or her own?
I am sure that the decision to let the shoppers leave with their groceries will leave a positive imprint of the Hannaford Supermarket chain in the future since the last thing the Hannaford Supermarket chain needed was a reputation of being greedy to their customers during the computer crash.