Tuesday, June 06, 2006
( 9:28 AM ) teahouse
Credit Card Nation
Last night, I stood in line for 10 extra minutes at the supermarket checkout, because the guy in front of me left his credit card at home, so he couldn't pay for his groceries.
He explained to the checkout girl that he would have to run home for it, and would she mind leaving his bagged groceries there for 10 minutes while he ran home and came back with the credit card?
She looked confused, and called the manager. "I don't know what to dooo!" she wailed.
In the end, she voided the entire checkout. The man walked off, clearly annoyed.
Then it was my turn.
After she checked out my 4 items, she asked, robotically, "Will this be credit or debit?"
"Neither," I answered, reaching for my wallet. "This will be cash."
She gave me a blank look and did nothing for 5 seconds.
Then she turned to the cash register and muttered, "I don't remember how to do that..."
The man behind me snickered, "Your machine IS equipped to accept cold, hard greenbacks, right?"
The girl looked even more confused and said, "I'm going to have to call the manager again..." #