(I ring up the items. There are five of them, at $12 dollars each.)
Me: And your total is $60.
Customer: Sixty dollars? What on Earth did I buy that was sixty dollars?
Me: Let’s see. (Prints out receipt.) Five items, at twelve dollars each.
(Customer looks at me incredulously, as if five times twelve is somehow not sixty.)
(I wish this had only happened once.)
A customer came through my line. He was grotesquely obese, and the smell was terrible. I couldn’t figure out what it was, didn’t want to, and was doing my best not to smell him.
And then I saw the wet spot. It was on the front of his pants, and going down his leg. This man had peed his pants… and continued to do his shopping.
Kid: Can I have something for free?
Kid: Why not?
Me: Why should I give you something for free?
Kid: I dunno.
(Same kid later was quite the trouble maker. We almost had to kick him out of the store.)