I was at Wal-Mart today, already feeling mighty irritated with society and consumerism on several levels by the time I made it to the check out lines.
There was a young lad checking me out, probably 19 or 20 years old. He seemed to have a hard time mustering the courage to actually speak, which poses a slight problem when you're supposed to be providing customer service. Anyway...
I paid with my debit card. Upon doing so, I requested cash back. I asked the kid, "Can I specify the denominations when I ask for cash back?" His reply? "What's a denomination?" "Can I tell you what bills I want?" He answered affirmatively.
When it came time to give me said cash back, he asked how I would like the forty dollars I requested. I asked for three tens, a five, and five ones.
And ya know what he said?
He said, "Okay. Does that add up to forty?"
For the love of the Almighty, how on earth do people like this actually get jobs?