No Parfait Pay

, , , | Right | September 17, 2019

(This is my first day at my new job. A woman and her nine-year-old girl come in. The mom orders her drink and a cake pop for her daughter. I take her credit card as the girl walks up to her mom holding a parfait.)

Girl: “Mom, can I get this?”

(I stop, staring at the mom, waiting for a response as I can easily add another item before swiping her card.)

Mother: “I’m sorry, honey, it’s too late now. But you know, the good thing is that this isn’t the last time we’re coming to [Store], so there are plenty of other times to get that.”

(The daughter is still holding the parfait as the mother pays for her items. I figured the little girl will put the parfait back, as the mother told her they weren’t buying it. I later notice the girl taking the parfait to her seat.)

Me: *to coworker* “Should I say something?”

Coworker: “I wish we could, but it would be awkward to tell her to come and pay for it.”

(I decide to ignore the situation until the mother comes up to the register.)

Mother: *to my coworker* “Can I get a spoon for my daughter’s parfait?”

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