So I am in the supermarket picking up 2 items and decide to go to the Express, 12 items or less, cashier.
I line up behind a 3 generational family; son, mother, grandmother. They proceed to empty a large shopping cart full of the same items. Cookies (over 12 bags), juice boxes (couple dozen packages), and half gallons of cranberry juice (at least 20). They divide their purchases into 3 separate orders as if this somehow makes it OK. I see the cashier roll her eyes but she starts checking them out as it would be more work trying to explain the procedures. Did I mention they spoke only very broken English.
Well the reason for the multiple purchases becomes clear as the mom whips out a bunch of $1 off coupons. First purchase goes through with multiple use of the same coupons and the total is this ridiculous amount like $1.80 for 18 items. Second order is rung up but the system accepts only one more cookie coupon even though they bought 4 bags. The cashier explains that it is because they are using their personal grocery discount card too and it knows exactly how many purchases they have made. This goes right over their head, but they give up buying any more cookies on the third order. But between the 3 of them they realized they did not get the cookie coupons on the second order so now they want a refund!
At this point the line is really backing up and I just cannot take it anymore. I offer to pay for the value of the coupons. We are talking $3! I hand them a $5. Now get this, the son says to me "Don't INSULT us by giving us money!" So we all have to wait while they get a refund! The line has over 15 people by now! I never heard so much muttering.
The only thing that saved my mentality was the thought...She must have a RAGING bladder infection. Look at all of that cranberry juice!