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Drive-thru supermarket invention allows people to keep getting fatter on processed junk foods without even having to leave their cars

Drive-thru supermarket

(NaturalNews) An immobile, self-crippling generation of processed, junk food dependents may have something to look forward to in the near future. A new drive-thru supermarket invention is poised to capitalize on consumer laziness, providing a unique drive-thru shopping experience that allows people to shop from the comfort of their own vehicles.

Instead of dragging their feet through the supermarket, barely making it through the checkout aisle, the future generation of lazy consumers will be able to shop on their ass, never leaving their vehicle.

The idea, thought up by Russian inventor Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich, takes the concept of laziness to a whole new level, serving processed junk foods to fat shoppers waiting in their cars. It looks simple for shoppers. They drive in, roll down their windows, and reach out and push a button. The button rotates a transparent kiosk carrying all the cheap, convenient genetically modified foods.

The factory-like, conveyor-belt-driven system would necessarily favor processed foods over live, whole organic foods, leaving consumers with fewer options as they are pressured to pick what is in front of them and go. Gone would be the days of strong people walking out to the garden to reap the benefits of fresh air, soil between their toes and the produce of fresh food. Instead, consumers would be further removed from nature and the origins of their food as they expect factory-processed foods to be trucked in and conveniently placed in their widening laps.

Mega-garage supermarket is impractical

What would normally be a small, convenient grocery store is expanded into a mega-garage. The enormous infrastructure allows vehicles to come in, one after another, as drivers idle around looking for an open kiosk. All this goes on while scores of vehicles spit out noxious gas fumes and fine particulate matter that will have to be vented out somehow in the enclosed supermarket garage setting.

The idea is impractical from the start, relying on consumers to drive vehicles that are all the same height. Trucks, vans, Jeeps and other taller vehicles could be too large for the drive-thru, leaving consumers straining to reach the grocery kiosk and the button that makes it rotate. Also, imagine waiting in line behind a shopper who keeps rotating the kiosk to find a certain kind of Little Debbie snack cake the supermarket forgot to stock.

The expansive infrastructure also appears to include three levels. The upper levels are used for stocking, inventory and checking vendors in. The conveyor-belt-driven system would constantly need to be repaired and maintained. Entire kiosks would have to be closed as stockers refill what shoppers had depleted within the hour.

Every kiosk also contains a checkout clerk, who bags the items as they are selected and rolled across the conveyor belts. The video shows an (unrealistic) effortless exchange as clerks pass bags of groceries through two windows to the lazy driver waiting inside their vehicle.

According to The Telegraph, inventor Kurmanbievich's patent application aims for "solving the technical problem of improving the quality of customer service while providing maximum convenience and choice of products, reducing time to service customers, cutting the queue time and lowering the time and costs from commercial enterprises associated with the filing and layout of goods in the sales area where there are buyers."

To the dreamer, it all sounds grand, but for those who've worked in the grocery business, this supermarket drive-thru idea looks like more maintenance, more infrastructure costs, more frequent stocking and more employees for numerous checkout kiosks that will be needed to meet the rushed demands of a lazy, greasy, junk food generation.

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