In order to fully appreciate this little conversation I am posting below, you need to know that I was at my local grocery store and literally standing in between the clerk and the assistant manager as they shared this exchange.
CLERK: She got some of that iced coffee, but it's not scanning. Do you know how much it is?
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Ummm....no I don't.
(brief pause, then clerk just pounds in a few numbers,)
ASSISTANT MANANGER: Just charge her 99 cents.
CLERK: I just charged her $1.99.
ASSISTANT MANAGER: Great, that'll work.
Then I'm just standing there, mouth gapping open in shock, looking at the clerk then back at the assistant manager. As soon as the assistant manager, the clerk had the same look and whispered to me that she would just charge me the 99 cents.
In spite of that, I was still shocked. And not because I mind paying the extra buck. It is, after all, just a buck. But, shocked because the assistant manager is just ballparking prices and willing to accept charing a customer, I don't know, DOUBLE. So, readers, tell me what you think about this.