Category: At The Checkout

Two Too Early

| Westlock, AB, Canada | At The Checkout, Employees, Food & Drink, Time

(I pop in for lunch at a well-known fast food chain. This fast food chain switches from their breakfast menu to their lunch menu at 11 am. I check my watch to see it’s 10:58. I decide to try for lunch anyway.)

Me: “Hi! Is it too early to order a cheeseburger?”

Clerk: “We don’t start serving lunch until 11.”

Me: “But it’s literally two minutes until 11.”

Clerk: “I said we don’t start serving lunch until 11!”

Me: “Okay. In that case, I’ll be back in two minutes!”

(I go use the washroom. When i come back out, my watch says 11 am, and the menus have been switched over to the lunch menu. I go back to the same clerk.)

Me: “Hi! I’d like to order a cheeseburger.”

(I get my cheeseburger… and a death glare!)

Being The Change You Want To See In The World

| MN, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Ignoring/Inattentive, Money

Cashier: “Your order is $8.93.”

Me: *gives the cashier $10.03; a ten and three pennies*

Cashier: *with emphasis this time* “Your order is $8.93.”

Me: *looks at what I gave her, counts it up in my head again, and decides that it was correct* “That is correct.”

(The cashier sets the pennies down, opens the cash drawer, puts in the ten, and takes out a dollar bill plus seven cents. They then pick up the three original cents and hand all of it to me.)

Me: *stunned* “Actually, can you exchange this ten cents for a dime?”

Cashier: “Sure.”

Needs Some Change In Training

| Sweden | At The Checkout, Employees, Money

(This happened when I was paying for coffee and cakes at a fairly upstanding coffee shop. I have just handed over 150kr – approx 14$, for a 113kr bill.)

Cashier: “Do you want the receipt?”

Me: “No, thanks.”

Cashier: *goes to make the coffee*

(I wait, even though coffee is usually served to the tables.)

Cashier: *sees me* “Did you want something else?”

Me: “Uh, yes. I handed you 150, so my change please?”

Cashier: “Oh!” *counts out 4kr and tries to give them to me*

Me: *I’m feeling pretty awkward, so I motion to the till where the last total is shown* “My bill was 113.”

Cashier: *blank stare*

Me: “…That’s 37kr in change?”

Cashier: “Oh!”

(Eventually she got it right. Normally I’d pay with a debit card at this place, and I think I’ll stick to that method from now on.)

Sub-Standard Sub-Service, Part 2

| USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

Me: “Hi, before I order, it’s going to be a while before these are eaten; is it possible to get the sauces in little containers on the side so the bread doesn’t get soggy?”

Cashier: “No problem!”

Me: “Great!” *orders two subs*

Cashier: “And is this for here or to go?”

Me: “…To go.”

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Sub-Standard Sub-Service

Can’t Milk Anymore Out Of The Milk

| Sweden | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid

(I drop by the local convenience store on my way home to pick up a carton of milk. It’s Sunday evening.)

Convenience Store Guy: “Sorry. I can’t sell you just that.”

Me: “Why not?”

Convenience Store Guy: “Sorry. Boss says I have to sell more. Candy rack’s over there.”

Me: “But I only want the milk.”

Convenience Store Guy: “Sorry, I can’t sell you just that.”

Me: “Fine. No sale.”

(I put the milk back in the fridge and leave. On the way out, I hear:)

Convenience Store Guy: “Sorry! Boss says I have to sell more!”

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