An Honor To Serve

| Concord, NH, USA | At The Checkout, Awesome Customers, Money, Theme Of The Month, Top

(I’m ringing up an older man who is buying a few things, bringing his total to about $12.)

Customer #1: “That doesn’t seem right. I thought the fish food was cheaper.”

(Before I can say anything, he rushes off to that aisle, leaving Customer #2, a young serviceman, waiting.)

Customer #2: “I’ve got this.”

(Surprisingly, Customer #2 pulls out his credit card and proceeds to pay for the whole order. As the receipt comes out, the first customer returns.)

Customer #1: “It was the right price, sorry.”

Customer #2: *hands him his receipt* “You’re all set.”

(The first customer takes in what has happened and tries to hand the young serviceman the money he would’ve paid with.)

Customer #1: “Here, you deserve it!”

Customer #2: “I don’t deserve anything, sir. Have a good night.”

(Customer #1 walks out, thanking Customer #2. Customer #2 pays for his item and also leaves. That has never happened in my line before. Bless you young serviceman; you make this job great!)

Hair Abhorrent

| Invercargill, New Zealand | Bizarre

(I’m with my sister, shopping in the produce section of the supermarket, when a male customer approaches me. Note: I’m female with long hair.)

Male Customer: “You! Your hair’s too long!”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Male Customer: “If you bought some scissors, I’d cut it for you.”

Me: “I… ah… No thank you.”

Male Customer: “Fine!”

(He then storms off towards the back of the store.)

My Sister: “What the f*** just happened?!”

Herd Behavior

| Denver, CO, USA | Awesome Workers, Food & Drink, Top

(My mom and I are flying home to California after staying with friends in Colorado. We have had to get up extremely early, and I have had a stressful week after dealing with a new friend. I should also mention I am a brony, meaning I like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I am wearing a T-Shirt my best friend got me that says Ponyvengers with five ponies dressed up as the Avengers. We are stopping off to get some juice before we get on the plane home.)

Me: “Hi! I’ll have [fruit drink].”

Mom: “And I’ll have… a small [another drink].”

Cashier: “You got it. Your total is [total].”

(After my mom pays, the cashier walks backwards as he goes to make our drinks. My mom isn’t looking up. He motions to his chest and mouths ‘I love your shirt’. I give him a huge grin and thumbs up.)

Mom: *to me* “Oh! I forgot to get water! Can you go get me some?

Me: “Sure.”

(She hands me some money. I grab two water bottles and put them on the counter, in front of the same cashier.)

Cashier: *smiling widely* “It’s on the house.”

Me: “Oh, wow! Thank you!”

(As my mom and I are walking away with our drinks.)

Mom: “He didn’t let you pay for the drinks?”

Me: “Nope!”

Mom: “Why?”

Me: “Because he’s a fellow brony. It’s an automatic bond between us, even though we’ll probably never see each other again. Bronies care about each other, and since we had already paid for our drinks, he didn’t want to make us pay for anything else.”

Mom: *confused* “Oh… seems odd to me.”

Me: “That’s because you’re not part of the herd.”