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    | Cleveland, OH, US | At The Checkout, Money, Top

    Customer: “Hi, I’d like to return this pot, please.”

    (The pot in question is in a box with our store logo on it, but the box looks older than me.)

    Me: “Okay. Do you have a receipt?”

    Customer: “Yes.”

    (The customer hands me a wrinkled, yellow receipt from the eighties.)

    Me: “Ma’am, why do want to return this pot?”

    Customer: “The lid gets too hot.”

    Me: “So, you have used it, then?”

    Customer: “Of course! I use it all the time. But the lid gets too hot, so I want to return it.”

    Me: “Well, our return policy is limited to sixty days. You bought this twenty-three years ago.”

    Customer: “But I have a receipt!”