I was at Safeway this weekend, totally exhausted and losing the battle of wits against the debit card reader. I eventually scanned the correct card (for some reason they wouldn't let me pay with my library card) and started hitting buttons on autopilot. The problem is that at my area Safeway stores, the first question on the card reader is if you want to donate to whatever charity they're raising money for. And that's how I ended up muttering, "I don't want to feed hungry children. I just want my cookies." Realizing that it sounded odd, I tried to fix it, explaining to the cashier, "I'm not a monster. I'm just not interested in hungry children...I mean, it was a mistake. If I had read it, I would never have said yes to feeding the kids...I'm just going to stop talking now."
I'm in this store several times per week, and I know most of the evening employees. So I got a bit of good natured ribbing that night, and again today.