Didn’t Plan That One Through

| Working | May 27, 2014

(I am buying a micro-SD card. I live at home and work retail, so I don’t have lots of extra money to spend and am still on my parent’s phone plan. This company has recently started up a phone service and have tried to get people to sign up for it. I’m at the check out when the cashier speaks up.)

Cashier: “So, how much do you pay for your phone bill each month?”

Me: “Um… about $40 a month? I don’t know. I don’t pay the bills.”

Cashier: “$40 is a lot. You should sign up for our phone bundle; you’ll save money and have great service.”

Me: “Thanks, but I’m on my mom’s plan.”

Cashier: “Are you sure? [Coworker] here just signed up for it, and she likes it.”

Me: “I’m sure.” *deciding to change the subject* “So, would this card work in my phone?” *hold up my Blackberry*

Cashier: “Yeah, it should fit in there. Which company are you with?”

Me: “I’m with [Phone Company].”

Cashier: “Is your phone unlocked?”

Me: “Yes, it is.”

Cashier: “So do you, like, love Blackberry? Because if you do, if you sign up for our phone service you can keep your phone, or we can upgrade you to a new one for free.”

Me: “No, thank you. Like I said, I don’t pay the bills.”

Cashier: “But you could save a lot of money!”

Me: *losing patience* “Yes, but like I said, I’m on my mom’s phone plan. I can’t make a decision to switch providers without her here.”

Cashier: “Oh, right…”

(He didn’t bother me about the phone plan again.)

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