Unfiltered Story #206326

, , | Unfiltered | August 31, 2020

(It’s busy. A customer approaches the counter with one pack of batteries. I ring up the item.)

Me: Would you like a bag for this?

Customer: It says buy one get one free. Why isn’t it free?

Me: Uh–

Customer: I’m only getting one, so isn’t it free?

Me: What that means is… if you buy one, you get the other one free. You have to buy one pack of batteries, and then you get a second pack for free.

Customer: But the sign says buy one, get one free.

(I continue to gently re-explain this as best as I can while the customer becomes louder and more insistent that I should just be giving him a free pack of batteries. He eventually leaves in a huff. A co-worker and I share a horrified glance from across the checkout aisle.)