Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ego Deflater

Today I ran out to the local supermarket for a few items. This supermarket has the big screen that shows each item and total. I am looking at the screen and I see "senior discount". As I am reading the screen I'm thinking "this must have been for the woman before me", but no it's my items, so what to I do? Blurt out "hey, are you giving me senior discount?" and then whip my sunglasses off. Of course I said it jokingly and the lady behind me is laughing her butt off (she was about 10 older years than me)-she is rolling. The clerk, who was about 20, gets all red-faced and said "On Tuesdays, anyone who looks over 30 is offered the discount"-yeah, quick thinking on her part. I'll have to stop next week and see if they do it again. Yes, my ego was deflated over $0.24 savings!

8 comments:

Stacy said...

LMAO That's SO wrong!!!

Linda said...

Oh, gosh! I still remember the first time it happened to me. I ranted and raved about it for hours. Of course my friend thought it was just the funniest thing ever! The infant at the register just said, "You're not?" as if she didn't believe me.

WilBlg4Yrn said...

rofl

Andy's Crafts said...

I am always looking for discounts, LMBO, This is very funny!

Kimberly said...

lol - sorry I am laughing over here!

Mandi said...

When I worked at the local WalMart in high school I would card anyone who looked over the age of 30 when they bought cigarettes, they always got a kick out of it. For what it's worth, unless you've changed drastically since you've posted some of your more recent pictures, the grocery clerk is WAY off base! My parents were recently in a grocery store together and after my Dad left while Mom was paying the cashier asked her if he was her Dad! Some people are just completely clueless.

Ms Knits said...

Okay, after that you can go on vacation with me. LOL

Laura said...

A senior discount??? Really? How funny, because you do not look like a senion, LOL! I guess when you're 20, anyone older than about 25 looks old, LOL! Hey, as expensive as groceries are these days, if it happens again, I say don't say anything, ha, ha! There's this family-owned pizza place (best Chicago deep dish pizza I've ever had) across the street from my old job, and I think it's so cute how the guys who work there call all the ladies who look younger than about 50 "young lady". I imagine they might get some repeat customers that way, LOL!

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