A new shopping experience

The setting: A cash register/checkout at a store I had never visited (until today).
The conversation:
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.

One of four aisles of fishing rods and gear at the store. Walking down the row made me feel like I was participating in a military wedding…

(Image courtesy of grunt.com)


About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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13 Responses to A new shopping experience

  1. Pingback: Day 19 « Three Daily Delights

  2. Very accommodating 🙂
    Keep smilin’


  3. I just went to a military wedding complete with swords. They swat the bride as she walks out the end. The young man doing the swatting told us he had to practice, so he did not slit her dress by accident. 🙂

    Thanks for the smile tonight!


  4. rutheh says:

    Your post made me smile today, too.
    When I got married at West Point a long time ago, we walked under the arch of swords and a woman recently said to me,” I will always remember your wedding and when you went under the knives.” That was about it!!


    • Stef says:

      Hmm… I’m not sure what kind of foreshadowing that might be (to walk under knives as part of a commitment ceremony). But if you and your husband are still together and happy, there must be some merit to it. 😉


  5. Touch2Touch says:

    I know Minnesota is the land of one thousand lakes — but that’s really pushing it!
    (At least you know where to go when you need a fishing license.)


    • Stef says:

      To be fair, I was at a store that has a heavy assortment of outdoors-type products – but still, it was interesting to be asked that question in a retail setting. A new experience for me! 🙂


  6. I can’t believe you didn’t get your fishing license! The cashier seemed very convincing! You should have said, no thanks, already got one of those…


    • Stef says:

      I make it a practice to not lie – not even “little” untruths… I find life is just a lot easier that way. (And usually kinder, too.) But yes, the cashier was a very good employee – very thorough.


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