This was a debit card I was using rather than credit, so it was pin rather than signature.
As to the sequence, it depends. some indeed do let you do that, but many still require you to wait for the cashier. In some cases that's for extra steps required, like a signature for a prescription medication or entering your birth date as a cross check that the prescription is going to the right person.
In many cases, it's probably just the processing company that wrote/customized the software (or the store itself in the case of larger retailers) saying: "But that's the way it's always been done."
Michael O'Hare is saying:
"Hello, old friend."
Gee... A bit defensive aren't you?
All I said was that performance was in fact slower and repeatedly clarified this was by my own observation and that I could only comment on the locations I'd been in.
And yes, I haven't read the EMV spec or done coding on newer systems. But that hardly interferes with noticing time from card presentation to printout. Notice that I specifically said "back end system" and didn't specify where in that chain the problem was. It could be in the portion of the system that the retailer itself fielded. It's not like most customers are really going to care.
But, I do have to ask: Why is saying a technical rollout of a new system is at least perceived to not be going perfectly smoothly (whether that's true, or just the customers deluding themselves) greeted with that kind of response?
It's not like I kicked your dog. Or did I?
"It's really not that bad. It takes exactly the same amount of time"
That's not true, at least at many of the locations I've been to. It should be true, but isn't.
I used to work for a credit card processor and had to test the systems for grocery stores with 20 or so lanes before they were installed. One of the things I was watching for was slow performance (way back in the day of X.25 links. Get offa my lawn.
Based on what I've seen, and I've only been using a chip card instead of a debit for about a month, the backend changes weren't done well before roll out. It's not the end of the world, as pointed out, but it is slower, at least where I'm at. The town doesn't have fios, but it's still pretty well connected, so I doubt communications speed or system loading is the problem (else, that would slow down transactions in general, not just chip cards.)
A number of the stores I go to have a solution to that. They just switch off the functionality.
The dog really did eat my homework!
I can just imagine all the people vying to be the official classified Pokemon catcher to nullify this clear and present danger to the Chinese military.
Sgt.: "Private Chang, why didn't you report for KP?"
Pvt.: "I had to catch a Ratata that was in the nuclear launch communications center."
Sgt.: "Very well. Carry on."
There are limits.
Most towns have ordinances that you can only own so many labs before you're violating animal hoarding statutes.
But look on the bright side. At least you wouldn't be called a crazy cat lady.
Exactly. The original AC said he grew up in Phoenix. I was visiting there in 1974 (I was 12)and noted how many of the houses had these weird looking brown boxes on top of them. I asked what they were and got the explanation.
Oddly enough, I have seen a large one installed here in Urbana, Illinois in the old make up air system for a restaurant. Nearly useless and hadn't been maintained for decades. (I was working on the attached gas fired heating unit at the time. Was really odd seeing a swamp cooler here.
I'm surprised you didn't use a swamp cooler. They've been around a good while and are a lot cheaper.
I had one in Albuquerque. Worked well.
I suspect Android "Nougat" will start being called "noogie".
"Of Course I Still Love You", Falcon 9. But it got kinda painful there at the end.
DEC diagnostics would run on a dead whale. -- Mel Ferentz