So it's just another day in the deepest pit of grocery store hell with the usual going on when I get an older customer at my register. I ring up her groceries, tell her the total, and expect her to pay and go on her merry way right? If you guessed yes [buzzer sounds] you are wrong.
After I tell her the total she goes into rant mode like I'm supposed to listen to what she has to say. Screw that. But I listen anyway. She goes on about the tax it is only $.62 tax, but she says there isn't supposed to be tax on food she bought fruit and chicken and hot bar item.
Either way I have no control over prices whatsoever, nor final price, nor tax. She won't shut up about it, just keeps saying why am I being charged tax?
I call my manager over he says that we have no control over the tax and he leaves. This results in her making a snide comment about what he just said, and as a result, she decides to just leave her bagged groceries at my register and go to customer service to ask the tax on food question.
I suspended her order, another cashier took me off for lunch break and I went my merry way to the break room. While in the break room they called the upstairs manager to customer service. In my mind I'm thinking it's the lady with the tax question that he will encounter.
So what it all boils down to in retail hell land for any store grocery and/or otherwise has there ever been a customer that questioned why they were getting taxed for the items or groceries that they just bought? My opinion is there's a tax on everything; it's a way for the government to make money.
--Grocery Store Slave