Unfiltered Story #187002

, , , | Unfiltered | February 23, 2020

(In BC, up until a few months ago, the liquor stores would display prices with the tax included included, so you would just pay [display price]+deposit. Then new legislature changed that, in order to be ‘more transparent in pricing’, so now it’s [display price]+tax+deposit. Personally, I just find it annoying because it’s harder to add it up in my head before I get to the till. I’m the idiot customer in this story, as I had known about it for at least a week or two before this. I have come in with my girlfriend and grabbed a single beer priced a little above $3, and have already gotten out exact change for it and deposit.)

Cashier: “Okay, that’ll be [amount over $4].”

Me: “Wait, what? How much of a deposit are you charging on that thing?!?”

Cashier: “Well, you see, there’s this new legislation…”

Me: “Ohhh riiight, the TAX. Dammit. Okay, here you go,” *I get out another dollar* “I liked it better the old way…”

Cashier: *laughs* “Me too. I have to explain it all the time to people.”

Girlfriend: “Oh, and I bet at least a couple of them are already a bit buzzed when they get here.”

Cashier: “Yeah. sometimes. Well, here you go, have a good night!”