I had a conversation with a Walgreens employee today that left me standing there wondering "Whaa?". I don't think she and I were having the same conversation at all!
I was ready to check out. There's no one at the cash registers, and the only employee in sight is taking passport photos for about six people, so is obviously occupied. I find another employee in an aisle and approach her.
Me: Excuse me, is it possible for someone to come up to the cash register? I'm ready to check out and no one's there.
Employee: *nods* Eric is up there, he'll help you. *she turns to walk away*
Me: I'm sorry, there's no one up there. Is there someone else who can help me?
Employee: *grumpily* Eric is there. He's watching the registers. He'll help you.
Me: The only other employee I've seen is taking passport photos for like six people. There's no one at the register!
Employee: Yes, that's Eric. He's watching the register. He'll help you. *walks away*
I must have stood there for a full minute, gaping like an idiot. I still don't know what parts of the conversation I was missing...