When the cashier yelped, I had no idea what was going on, until I looked up at the monitor to see my bill’s total growing past $3,500 and change. Panic and fear set in as I took a quick inventory of the products in my basket (thinking maybe I slipped a diamond necklace in there or something…though I’m not quite sure they sell those at grocery stores).
Finally, the total stopped going up and starting going down. It seems that my 4 measly mangoes weren’t good enough for the clerk and he decided I needed 4,051. The number started going down only because the mangoes were on sale and the computer was deducting $0.29 for every single pair of the 4,051 mangoes.
After explaining to the store manager that I really love mangoes, but not quite that much, she crashed the computer and started checking me out again…making sure to type in 4 mangoes before she let the cashier take over.
Everyone got a good chuckle out of it and life was once again right.
Who says grocery shopping can’t be fun?