The setting: A cash register/checkout at a store I had never visited (until today).
Cashier: Did you find everything okay?
Me: Yes, thank you for asking.
Cashier: Do you know about our rewards program?
Me: No, but I’ll pass today.
Cashier: Would you like to apply for a store credit card and receive $25 off your next purchase?
Me: No, that’s okay.
Cashier: Do you need a fishing license?
Me: (Pause. Then, with a slightly surprised, slightly stunned, and slightly amused tone): Um, no, thanks, I think I’m good there.
As I picked up my shopping bag and walked out the door, I smiled all the way to my car.