I hate them. Recently i've been feeling very awkward when paying for something on my card, and it's one of those machines that dials up and takes ages.
I enter my pin and then have an excruciating wait, where both i and the shop assistant stare into the middle distance not quite knowing what to do.
I want to ask them how their day is going, or something. Just anything to end the silence. But it would be a token gesture, and they'd know why i was doing it.
Ahhh i have such a hard life.