Most supermarkets in the Western world seem to be switching to self-scan stations where you play the role of the cashier, and apparently this approach is so cost-effective that it does not matter if people steal a few items or forget to scan them. There is of course a limit to that kind of book keeping, for instance if your store is located in California where people can carry about one grand worth of merchandise out of a store at once without facing any legal problems.
During a recent trip, I had the opportunity of getting a few items at a random supermarket. To my great surprise, there were still manned checkout lanes, and only one was open because it was an off-peak time. There was hardly anybody in the store but a bottleneck was forming at the checkout regardless. To my great surprise, there was a non-white cashier who struggled mightily with scanning items and hitting the key for summing up everything and printing the receipt.
There is of course an element of practice to everything. Yet, with very simple tasks, the learning curve should be so flat that you hit peak performance after a few moments. Not this guy, though! With great fascination did I watch him process three tubs of yoghurt, one after another, and he seemed to not grasp that the barcode is always at the same spot. He was looking for the barcode three times, and every time he was so slow that you could be forgiven for believing that he was putting on an act. For a moment I even wondered whether I should film this because I rarely see such an exhibit of “neurodiversity” in real life. I have only seen the engineers of the Ugandan space program in videos that have been mostly scrubbed from the Internet.
In the few minutes waiting in the queue, which felt like an eternity, I made a few more observations about this person’s mental abilities, but I think the message is clear already. No matter if you feel scorn, ridicule, or pity when seeing someone like that, fact of the matter is that there is a clear gap in intellectual ability in people. Of course the left yammers about those “doctors and engineers” from below the Equator being able to do simple jobs, yet even in really simple jobs IQ makes a huge difference. Your knee-jerk response may be that surely there are jobs out there were it does not matter if you have an IQ of 80 or 120, and surely there are jobs where being too smart is a downside because you may get quite bored, thus affecting your performance. This is probably true. Yet, at the left side of the bell curve, you encounter people who are so dumb that it is downright baffling. I have plenty of examples of that.
A while ago someone moved out of our building, and that person’s name tag disappeared from the mailbox and doorbell associated with their apartment. A few days later, someone rang my doorbell. It was a delivery guy who asked me to take a parcel for that person. Imagine opening the door to a delivery guy holding a parcel for someone who moved out. You tell him that this person does no longer live in this building, but this moron then asks you if this is not this or that street and house number. In his world, the recipient had to live in this very building because the address on the sticker matched the address of the building in the real world. It was beyond belief. He even tried to argue with me, so I told him that I am not going to take this parcel and closed the door. The next time I left my apartment, though, I noticed that this guy just left the parcel in the entrance hall. This is not what an IQ100 normie would do. I carried this parcel back to the closest parcel shop, asking them to return it to the sender. A few days later, it reemerged in the entrance hall, and two or three days later, someone apparently opened it and removed the contents. This is story encapsulates the future of the Western world perfectly.
Low-IQ people are unable to even perform basic tasks satisfactorily. They are too slow, and they make dumb mistakes. Even worse, they are too stupid to even realize that they are making mistakes. These people struggle enough in a system that is still reasonably stable and functional, but once you have those “doctors and engineers” work on critical infrastructure, civilization will simply collapse, and rather quickly. If you believe otherwise, you probably have spent too little time observing low-IQ people in the real world.