When I go to the grocery store, or anyplace where you have to put your purchases on a conveyor belt for the checker to scan, I try to get the cashier's attention and ask them to hold off on starting the scanning process until I'm finished unloading my cart and can watch the prices come up as my items are scanned. If Jeff is with me, he's always acted embarrassed when I do this, and usually ended up unloading the cart so the cashier can get started and I can watch the scanned prices...which worked out well for me as far as the cart unloading, but it always irked me that he dismissed my assertions that the scanners are wrong quite often.
I don't think I'm asking too much to want to pay the price marked, be it regular, or sale. And I'm pretty good about noting prices when I shop, so naturally, I'd like to pay those prices. Nothing irks me more than getting out of a store, checking my receipt, and discovering that I've been overcharged...don't get me started on why this should even be happening in this day and age - aren't barcodes, scanners and computers supposed to make it super simple to change the prices? And if you print out a sale sign, with the sale price, why isn't the price changed in the computer to reflect this? Like I said, don't get me started...
Anyway, back to my vindication. Jeff and I zipped through Target the other day, and my lazy self decided to see if Kind granola (pretty much the only brand I'll buy, as it seems to be the lowest in calories) was on sale, as I didn't want to heat up the kitchen by making my own. It happened to be marked down, huzzah! So I grabbed a couple of bags and off we went to the register. Now, we shopped in my patented-in-my-head-only way of buying just what we could hold in our hands, as the instant I get a cart in Target, all bets are off and that cart is filled with things that I didn't know I needed. I said all that so you'd understand that I had time to toss my stuff on the conveyor belt and be at the register quickly, without my usual spiel. As Jeff wasn't busy unloading a cart, he got to watch as the granola rang up at regular price. Naturally, I stopped the cashier and had her correct it, which wasn't a big deal - she was nice enough, and I know it's not her fault. But boy howdy, you should have heard Jeff go on and on about this once we left the store. It's like it was BRAND NEW INFORMATION to him:
My first time using a gif on the blog...everyone: OOH, AAH!
While it was good to see the light bulb go on with him regarding my scanner obsession, and yes, I enjoyed my vindication, I couldn't help but wonder why he doubted me in the first place. Doesn't he know I'm always right?? Bwahahaha!