May 6th, 2013

711 lol

Technology can be scary for some people. For some, seeing these new gadgets beep and boop and do amazing things is like seeing a wizard cast a spell on a hazy day. One Nexus 4 owner found that much out when they attempted to use their phone to pay for their goods at a 7-11 store.

Upon trying to pay, Redditor 3DPhilp was met with stern resistance from the clerk working the counter. Despite having the payment successfully go through, the clerk did everything in their power to void the transaction and insisted the user go about paying with more traditional methods. There wasn’t much time to make a choice either way, though, as the user was reportedly kicked out of the store. Irony ensued as the voided receipt thanked the user for shopping at their “friendly 7-11 store.”

The old saying “all press is good press” could be debunked with this story. I’m sorry, 7-11, but your employee’s ignorance to new-age technology doesn’t give them an excuse to be rude and hostile to customers. If I feel like I’m going to be punished for using my phone to take advantage of convenient payment systems then I wouldn’t want to return.

That poses an interesting question — how do people respond to you when you try to use your phones in this manner? The entire world isn’t hooked up with wireless payments yet, but enough of them exist where using Google Wallet has become a viable, regular payment option for some people. Tell us about a time where you’ve been denied service — or, at the very least, have gotten strange looks — when trying to use Google Wallet in the comments section below! Oh, and for you Verizon users who might feel a bit left out be sure to read about how you can plead the case that the carrier needs to stop blocking Google Wallet.

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