Category: At The Checkout


Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 4

| OR, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Pokemon

(I am in my mid-twenties and am enjoying playing a new game that requires walking around to play.)

Cashier: “Hi! How are you today?”

Me: “Good! Far more distracted by Pokémon than I should be at my age.”

Bagger: “You know, I read that there’s a way you can get all of them, without taking a step.”

Me: “Why? That kinda defeats the purpose…”

Bagger: “Laziness!”

Me: “Ah…”

Bagger: “But I don’t play, anyway. I think it’s stupid!”

Cashier: *quickly interrupting* “You know, my son has all the original cards.”

(She and I chat determinedly about Pokémon and the walks I’ve gone on while playing, with the bagger constantly and loudly trying to interrupt. I finish the transaction and start to walk away with my groceries.)


Me: “Okay…”

Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 3
Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 2
Here We Pokémon Go Again


On The House, By And Large

| Newark, DE, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Workers

(It’s chilly so I’ve decided to get a cup of cocoa on my way home and stop at a VERY well known coffee shop. It’s my first time going to this shop seeing as I don’t drink coffee.)

Barista: “Hi there! What’re you interested in today?”

Me: “Uhm, can I just get a medium hot chocolate with whipped cream?”

Barista: “Are you sure you don’t want a large? They’re free today!”

Me: *looking around for any promotional banners* “Are you sure? Is there some kinda promotion going on?”

Barista: “Nope. Register’s broken so the drinks are on the house today!”


Had You Booked From The Beginning

| AZ, USA | At The Checkout, Employees

(I love books and I recently turned of age to start being able to have my own memberships to things. This exchange happens in a popular book store.)

Cashier: *very nice and perky cashier* “Would you like to sign up for our membership program? It’s only [relatively expensive for a young adult but not too crazy].

Me: “I would. How—“

Cashier: “Well, here is the paperwork. When you sign up you get [small amount] off the current book you are buying and will start receiving coupons every couple of weeks, so eventually the membership pays for itself.”

Me: “Yes—“

Cashier: *still perky* “—and then we send you emails which have sales and coupons every month and you get 10% off anything in the store and free shipping on anything online or in store no matter the amount.”

Me: “That sounds great—“

Cashier: “And if you sign up for the kids’ club, anyone under twelve associated with you gets a free cupcake once a year.” *pauses to take a breath and sees me smiling* “I oversold that didn’t I?”

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