Saturday, November 15, 2008

Signs that you live in a small town, #1

I picked up a litre of milk and some cookies at the local corner grocery store and took them to the cash register, where I exchanged the usual pleasantries with the owner as she rang up my purchase (3.25 Euros). I reached for my wallet and discovered that I'd left it at home.

Now, a cashier in a big-city store would have called over a manager and cancelled the sale (muttering imprecations all the while). The shop owner handed me 6.75 Euros and said, "There. You owe us a tenner."

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Blogger Dale said...


November 15, 2008 at 5:37:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Zhoen said...

Of such stuff comes trust, hope, joy, love.

November 15, 2008 at 6:34:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

And that you are a regular.

November 16, 2008 at 5:20:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

well, yes, that too :)

November 18, 2008 at 8:56:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Pacian said...

I don't think I have a local corner grocery store. At least, it's not local, it's part of a chain.

November 19, 2008 at 9:55:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Solobill said...

Pay it forward. :)

November 20, 2008 at 8:52:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Anonymous Seraphine said...

ohh be careful. that particular little store has a reputation for breaking people's kneecaps if you don't repay your debt.

November 21, 2008 at 4:11:00 a.m. GMT+1  

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