I’m at Safeway. I go through the checkout and when cashier finishes he says , “That’ll be $85. 60”. That’s about what I expected. So I write the check for $85.60. Then Mr. CheckerDoofus starts punching buttons etc and as I’m starting to walk away he says to me ‘Wait, not so fast, you still owe $27 dollars’!
Say what!? Yeah you still owe $27 dollars. I look up at the monitor, I look down at my check, which he is holding, and the amounts match. Still trying to understand I ask, How do figure?
Well, the register says it! Scanning the monitor a bit more carefully I noticed he entered the wrong amount tendered - $58.60. No problem, mistakes happen (though his shit attitude was starting to wear a little thin).
This is an easy fix I’m thinking so I point out the error. “Ah, yes” he says. “So I did. Sorry… still I need the $27 difference.” I am now starting to get a wee bit irratated but I maintain my composure and carefully explain that there is no $27 difference. See the amount owed on your screen? See the amount on the check? They match. We’re even. He then explains he is sorry again, it was an innocent, honest mistake and if I would just write another check for $27 he could finish the transaction.
I remain calm but inside I’m screaming 'You dumb motherfucker I’ve already paid you what I owe! instead I try again to explain this time touching the screen pointing at the amount and asking him to compare it to my check. Yes, he sees that. Yes, they are the same but he says he (enunciating slowly for my benefit) a-c-c-i-d-e-n-t-a-l-l-y entered $58.60 so the machine thinks it needs $27 more dollars and if I don’t pay it Safeway will make him pay it.
No, asshead, just fix your fuck-up and conclude the purchase.
Now he is really irritated with me an threatens if I don’t pay he will have to call a manager. Good! Call the God-damned manager. Whoops, no need one is already on the way - go figure that.
I let Didn’tPassMath explain his side first, which he did exactly the same way. The manager has some blinding insight - the checker just entered the wrong amount!
Yes, I know. Now fix the machine so I can go. All the while this jackass is still loudly telling the manager that he has been asking for the $27 difference. This confuses the manager so she calls for another manager.
Jesus Christ, is everybody who works here a dumbfuck? So I take this time to explain to both of them there is NO MISSING MONEY! This finally pisses of dumbfuck #1 and he actually says aloud, “Well, fuck it then!”
OK, that’s it give me my check back and I’ll shop somewhere else. Too late, manager 2 shows up. Fortunately, however, she gets it. She puts in her manager key fixes the screw up and finally lets me leave and all the while Clueless is shaking his head at me like I was beating the system or something.
And, I swear, as I was walking away he says to the person who had been behind me, “Can you believe some people…”.
No, asshole, I answer for her, I really can’t.