Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Is the price OK?

You know the routine when paying for something at a store:  If you use a card of any kind, you have to answer 3-5 questions before the purchase transaction is done.

"Your total is $37.84"

slide card

"Enter pin"


"Do you want cash back?"


"Is $37.84 OK?"

To me, this is the kicker.  I just want to yell at the machine NO!  No it is not OK that I'm paying over $3 for a gallon of milk.  No it is not OK that the loaf of bread is $1.20.  No it is not OK that I can fit $37 worth of food into one little grocery sack.  No, $37.84 is too high.  Can you lower the price a bit?

Instead of yelling "NO!" at the machine, I punch the 'yes' button and get my receipt. 

1 comment:

Lena Baron said...

I Absolutely LOVED this post tonight. Thanks for the chuckle and smile. I can relate especially well as I just got home from the grocery store tonight and I'm still not sure what the heck I bought that cost over $100!! Bananas? Crackers? Oh! The splurge on the finger nail polish!! Of COurse!;)