If you went to the store and bought 2 packs of Fig Newtons and
a bag of Baked Doritos, and the checkout guy charged you $3.08
instead of the $2.44 that he should have charged you, would you
correct him ? Ooh, keep in mind there's a line behind you.
That happened to me tonight, and the guy actually seemed to
get mad at me.
Guy: Did you find everything alright?
Me: I did.
Guy: That'll be $3.08
Me: No, you're wrong. It's $2.44.
Guy: ::Mean Look::
Guy: I know what I did wrong. I'm sorry about that.
Line Behind Me: Thinking: Jeez, what a cheap-o. It's only $0.64.
I was embarassed. The thing is though, I only had $3.00 on me.
I experienced a slight panic as soon as he said $3.08. I mean,
what would I do? Be forced to take back a pack of Fig Newtons?
That's just pathetic. I'm going to have nightmares about this
I guess my fear of not having enough money comes from an incident
that happened when I was in 7th grade. A friend and I went to
a diner to eat lunch, it was on me. I thought $15 would be enough
to pay for our food, but I was wrong. The total bill was $18.21.
We ended up having to borrow money from the waitress (and we
were still about $0.40 short). It's not something I like to talk about.