The stores all use these computerized checkout systems, but they ain't infallible. I was paying attention when my groceries were being rung up, and among those groceries was a six-pack of Upheaval IPA beer. That was supposed to be $7.49.
Imagine my surprise when it showed up as a $48.50 purchase on the screen.
I'm a polite guy, so I didn't raise a ruckus over it, but I did request a re-run. Yep. $48.50. plus 30 cents deposit. Welp, the checker agreed that that was a bit much for a six-pack. Everything stopped as they tried to figure it all out; I kind of felt like the old lady who wants to count out exact change to pay for her bottle of X-Lax.
I hate holding other folks up in line. But damn.
Eventually, they figured out that there was a data entry error, and so to move things along, they just zeroed the transaction and gave me the six-pack. But how many people just pay up and move on?
Watch your scans, people.