Unfiltered Story #180400

, , | Unfiltered | December 22, 2019

I’m a customer, shopping for records with my boyfriend. We get in line with our purchases and hear this exchange between the owner and the customer in front of us.

Customer: I want a gift card.
Owner: That’s great. For what amount?
Customer: I don’t know. How much do records cost?
Owner: *patiently* Well, it’s hard to say. They can be as little as a couple of dollars, all the way up to $40 or more.
Customer: *sounding irritated* Well, how much do they cost?
Owner: *still patient* I think $25 is a good average.
Customer: $25 then.
Owner: Great. Let me ask, is that cash or credit card?
Customer: *suspicious* Why?
Owner: I’m so sorry but I’m having a problem with the credit card reader. It’s charging tax on every purchase – even gift certificates. It will be $26.50 if you pay by credit card, but just $25 if you pay by cash.
Customer: *snaps* I DON’T HAVE TWENTY IN CASH! THIS ISN’T RIGHT!
Owner: I know, it’s very frustrating but I can’t change the credit card reader and stop it from charging tax….
Customer: I’M NOT PAYING THE GOVERNMENT MY MONEY FOR A GIFT CARD! *storms out*
Boyfriend: *stepping up to the register* All that over a dollar?
Owner: *smiles tiredly*

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