Embarrassment at the counter!!

@Jemina (5783)
May 30, 2008 3:17pm CST
I went to Lidl to buy a bunch of bananas. I only brought my coins which was about 88p and I already know my favorite bananas were less than 80p. The sign said, "Loose Bananas 77p" and I didn't read further. I picked the biggest bunch and when the cashier checked for the price it showed 99p. I said it was only 77p on the sign. But I was told it was 77p PER kg. Can you imagine my embarrassment as I told the cashier I didn't have enough coins? He asked how much I had and took only 80p. Whew, I bet you never had this experience.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
30 May 08
wow..That's good that she consider it, some will not and will really wait until you can solve it! ANyway, not a bad day really,But I can feel it, i will be embarrassed too and will walk as fast as I could going out..LOL, Anyway, I have tried that while in a public transportation, I found out that I left my wallet and I ask th driver to wait as I was looking if I got some friends around, good thing, I saw one and ask her some money to pay the cab.
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@Jemina (5783)
30 May 08
It's good there were not many people and the one next to me was a boy. Also it was almost time for closing. I was really thankful though. Whew!
• United States
30 May 08
LOL, wonderful experience on the other hand, brings lesson to us!
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@Jemina (5783)
31 May 08
Well, I'm glad if all of us will think it is a lesson. I might get scoffed at for my lack of sensible judgment bringing only coins when going shopping.
@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
31 May 08
I make the same mistake yesterday. I have too much product i want to buy and i suddenly remember that it's not enough money in my pocket so i have to stop him for do scanning machine. and i said, " I think i haven't got enough money for that yet, i'll come back later to buy that one.." So you aren't the only one.
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@Jemina (5783)
31 May 08
Thanks, you make me feel better. But at least they haven't scanned all your items before you say you don't have enough money.
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@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
1 Jun 08
The sudden hunch, save me
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@Jemina (5783)
2 Jun 08
Good for you. Don't try to get caught unaware ever again next time. This I keep in mind.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
8 Jun 08
yes I know it is embarrassing and I have even put back a 300 order because I forgot my wallet with my money in it, or had to put back half the stuff because I did not have enough money on me
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@Jemina (5783)
9 Jun 08
Well, I guess we can consider this thing as one of the spices that make our life more interesting. If things are always perfect I think life would be boring.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
2 Jun 08
i bet you weren't the first person that happened to nor will u be thelast. the way times are we may all face that situation sooner or later. wouldn't worry about it. greetings from tennessee.
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@Jemina (5783)
2 Jun 08
Thanks Antiquelady, that was such a relief.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
1 Jun 08
wowww..., that is really embarassing... fortunately, the cashier is kind enough to give the bananas to you... but things like that always happen and it happens to me as well... so it is alright... that's why i learn to be more careful nowadays when i go shopping... take care and have a nice day...
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@Jemina (5783)
2 Jun 08
You bet. From now on I will always bring extra money and read the sign very carefully. Thanks for this mistake, I have learned another good lesson.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
31 May 08
you did well, im sure it will have happend many times before. Although you are bound to be bothered by it, it happens to lots of us blessed be
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@Jemina (5783)
31 May 08
What do you mean it wil have happened many times before? I used to always bring extra money just in case and this was my first experience. Just when you are not prepared, it catches you.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
31 May 08
I have haqd to deal with this in the past also. I have bought loose items and read the sign exactly how it said. I got to the checkout counter with my loose items and by the time they weighed them and added them all up, I didn't have enough money and had to put some of the items back. I was very embarrassed also.
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@Jemina (5783)
31 May 08
Welcome to the club, then.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
31 May 08
wow thats really cheap for bananas.herein southern ca we are payingone dollar and something per pound.I have had one clerk that did as yours, I was shy fifty cents and he sold me the item for the money I had.I thanked him and hoped the store did not bet mad at him for selling it to me for less than the price listed. some people can be very kind even if one is embarrassed.
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@Jemina (5783)
31 May 08
Oh, that's very good indeed. I'm glad the cashier treated you as nice as that. On my way home I was thinking that maybe the cashier would take some pennies in his pocket to replenish that. Anyway, please don't be confused, by pound I mean £ and not the weight. So for one kg is 77 pence which is about $1.5o isn't it?
@alcazar (762)
• India
31 May 08
ok...I think that teaches us that hurry is our greatest enemy.....
@Jemina (5783)
31 May 08
Ha ha! I like that one.