I went to the grocery store today. The woman in front of me didn't have a lot of stuff, so I thought I'd get through pretty quickly. Ha ha. The cashier told the woman, "Okay, that will be $38.81!"
Cashier: "No, $38.81."
Cashier: "$38.81. 3-8-8-1."
Customer: "Oh. So $38.31, then?"
Cashier: "Here, let me show you." <turns the screen to show the total to the customer.
Customer: "Oh. So it's basically $38!"
Cashier: "Yes. And 81 cents."
Customer: "31 cents?"
Cashier: "No, 81 cents."
Customer, slowly shaking her head, hands the cashier two 20s. She's still looking bewildered and putting her things away *very* slowly (taking the conveyor belt to fiddle with her wallet on, preventing me from being able to load all my groceries because it won't roll down until she takes her wallet off it), so the cashier takes her last bag and puts it in her cart for her. That's when the cashier notices that she has a reusable freezer bag in her cart with a carton of ice cream in it.
Cashier: "Did you know that you have ice cream in your freezer bag?"
Customer: "Oh, yes, that's mine."
Cashier: "You know you have to pay for it."
Customer: "Oh, yes, of course."
Cashier takes ice cream out of freezer bag, rings it up, then tells her, "That will be $3.29."
Customer: "For what?"
Cashier: "The ice cream."
Customer: "Oh. $3....29. Will this do?" <hands her a $5 bill>
Cashier: "Thank you."
Finally, the saga ended and she went on her way. The cashier and I shared a smile as she started ringing my things up. Oy vey!