His Nuts Are Out Of Order  

, , | Right | September 17, 2019

(I’ve already rung in the next customer’s order and am addressing him as he walks over to my register. Suddenly, a man steps in front of my register, grabs a dessert item, and interrupts me mid-sentence.)

Oblivious Man: “Does this have nuts in it?”

Me: “No, sir.” 

(I smile at the other customer and address him.)

Me: “Your total is $6.25.”

Oblivious Man: “This is six dollars?!”

(I look at the customer who I was originally trying to ring up. He smiles and shakes his head. He seems understanding, so I proceed to ring up the oblivious man and get it over with.)

Me: “No, sir, don’t worry about it. That’s only $1.28.”

(The oblivious man looks over at the other customer with a blank look, as if just noticing that I had been looking at and addressing this other person. The other customer just smiles at him. The oblivious man then proceeds to fumble for change for nearly a minute while more customers end up roadblocked behind the first, original customer. He finally pays and wanders away. The original customer walks up.)

Me: “That’ll be $6.25.” *quietly* “I’m so sorry.”

Customer: *grinning* “It’s okay. I’m sorry, too.”

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