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It’s Not Spanish, But Just Roll With It

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(I am working the self-scanning machines.)

Customer: “I bought two of these Chavra, but it won’t take my coupon. I’m supposed to get 75 cents off of two Chavra, but the self-scan won’t take it.”

(Chavra is a small container of spreadable cheese. When I look at the customers order on the screen, Chavra isn’t listed.)

Me: “You said you got two Chavra?”

Customer: “Yes, that’s correct. See, it’s right over here.” *points to two packages of Charmin toilet paper* “I got two Charmin. ‘Chavra’ in Spanish means Charmin.”

Me: “Ma’am, this coupon is for cheese.”

(The customer takes a long look at the coupon, and then laughs.)

Customer: “I guess my Spanish isn’t what it used to be.”