I was working express (fifteen items or fewer) at the grocery store I work at today and a woman comes up with one of our small carts packed to the brim.
Me: Excuse me ma'am this is an express lane for only fifteen items or fewer.
Lady: I have about 17, is that ok?
Me: Are you sure that's 17 you have quite a bit
Lady: No I counted its seventeen its fine.
Without a response she unloads all her groceries onto the cart. I am dealing with another customer in front of her at the moment so I have no time to make a fuss.
She has a lot of items on the belt, way over 17. How inconsiderate to the people behind her. There was no use telling her to reload her cart that would take more time. I ring her up with a deadpan angry face as she smuggly watched me bag her copious amount of groceries.
I look at the item counter and she bought 34 items. What happened to "17, I counted?"
Me: Ok, your thirty-four items will come to a grand total of $117.90
I said this in my most beautifully cheery sarcastic retail voice.
Her face turned bright red. Customers seem to think there isn't an item counter, my register tells me how many items I've scanned.