From nicolejane, Tales From Retail:
I just started my job as a cashier at a grocery store about 2 weeks ago. I’m in a register by myself now and it’s going alright.
There’s a forecast for heavy snow later that night, so the store is slammed. People were fighting over items in the aisles, over carts, and over places in line. I’m not sure what it is about snow on the weather forecast that makes people lose their minds.
A customer comes up to my line and I’m scanning through his items. He’s complaining about the busy the store was and how long the lines were through the transaction, which is understandable.
After I ring up his purchases, he hands me a coupon for his corned beef. There’s a huge discount on it in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day.
However, the coupon didn’t start until the next day. I informed him of this and he said, “It’s only one day, can’t you give me the sale price anyways? What does it matter to you?”
After telling him I couldn’t use the coupon, he picks up the package, yells “WELL THEN I DON’T WANT IT” and throws it at me. Hard.
I managed to dodge it so it just brushed my shoulder but it hit the floor with a lovely “splat” sound.
It was so busy that I didn’t want to bother anyone so I just picked it up, voided it, and rang him out.