Who hasn't encountered THIS:
I was buying two items in the grocery store, and paying with a card. The card reader took a microsecond longer than usual to respond, and I heard an exasperated sigh behind me in the line-up. Also, I have a new card and it was only the second time I've used it, so I punched in what I thought was the new PIN, but it was wrong. Tried it again, and it was wrong. More sighing behind me. So I said to the cashier, "I'm sorry, this is a new card...let me just double check the PIN" and reached into my purse to find where I'd written it down.* This took me about 3 seconds. Meanwhile, a voice behind me is saying to her companion, "Well is this going to take forever?" Unfortunately it had timed out by this time and she had to swipe it again...another 5 seconds or so added to the transaction. I punched in the correct PIN and slowly, calmly turned around and looked at the offending sigher with a blank, calm, and cold look, for 2-3 seconds before turning my attention back to the cashier. The cashier gave me my card and receipt, and I said to her cheerily, "Thanks, have a great day!" and then turned around to give the sigher one last blank look before departing. This made her uncomfortable and she looked away.
Did I do OK?
*(I know, never write down your PIN...but I had it written in a cryptic way as a phone number on my phone list, and I do plan to destroy it once I've been to the bank to change it to something I'll remember).
** also, I could have given up and paid cash, but I was actually shopping for someone else and for proper record keeping, it was far more convenient to have it on this card.