Today I was tasked with contributing to a reception at church. I was supposed to bring cheese.
Since I hadn't planned on going to the store today and didn't need anything else, I decided to go to the closest store. That's the only thing good about it - it's close. It's also poorly stocked, has poor produce, and high prices on most things. But I figured they would have some sort of spreadable cheese.
Their selection was slim but I did see some tubs of cheese on special - buy one get one free! So I took two tubs, swung by the cracker aisle and picked up some Wheat Thins or something, and got in the long express line. I wasn't sure I was supposed to bring crackers but didn't want to show up with cheese and no way to eat it.
As I stood in line I wondered if I would have a problem with my buy-one-get-one-free cheese. I have had a lot of problems with sale items in that store. And sure enough, when the cashier rang up my order, I was charged for two tubs of cheese. I started to protest but the guy stopped me: "Is this on sale?" "Yes." "OK, let me go check." Oh man, here we go. I had to tell him where the cheese was and he ran off. I apologized to the lady right behind me. She was gracious.
The cashier came back quickly enough and told me that I was right. Yeah, I knew that. So he fiddled with the transaction and told me my total was $1.99. What?! That was just for the crackers. I said "you still need to charge me for one thing of cheese."
No, it turns out he did not. He told me that because of the error, I got the first tub of cheese free. The 2nd tub was free because of the sale (which was really over, but the sign was still on the shelf). So I got $15 worth of cheese for nothing.
Can't beat a deal like that!