When Things Are Adding Up Too Well, The Customer Will Find A Way…

, , , | Right | November 25, 2020

I’m doing work experience at a bakery. It’s only my third day there, so I’m still working out how to add prices and use the till.

Customer: “I’d like a steak pie and a Coke, please.”

I grab the Coke and the pie, and as I go, I add the prices together in my head. So far, so good. 

Me: “Would you like anything else?”

Customer: “Yes, I’d like a custard Berliner, and a chocolate donut, and…”

He proceeds to order about twenty items, and I run around putting them all in bags and frantically trying to add things up in my head as I go. I can’t remember all the pricing, so it takes a bit of effort. I finally have everything together, and I’m quite proud of myself as I’ve almost added up his entire total in my head so I can type it into the till.

Customer: “Um… can I pay for everything in separate groups?”

Me: “…” *Eye twitch.*

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