Put the receipt in the bag

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Editor: A one-liner under the heading “Life's Like That”, in the July issue of Reader’s Digest, really struck a note with me.

It read: “I want to meet the guy whose complaint lead to cashiers asking me if it’s okay if they  put the receipt in the bag.”

I’m one of those “so yesterday” people who mostly use cash to pay for purchases. So, while a cashier impatiently tries to hand me the receipt I’m madly trying to stuff bills into my wallet and/or into a small change purse, put bags in the cart, etc. I feel like shouting “Just put it in the  #XX# bag.”

Granted, this is not a very weighty matter in the whole scheme of things in life’s experiences, but at least now I know I’m not the only one with such minor frustrations.

David MacCallum,


Geographic location: Charlottetown

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