I went into Beckers (a convenience store) one night to pick up milk and some chocolate bars. While holding the bag of milk I was looking at the chocolate bars. A teenager comes in and asks for TTC tickets. The guy behind the counter says 19 dollars please.
The kid goes, "WHAT?!"
The guy zips up the container immediately (he kept them in a pencil case) and repeats himself, "Nineteen dollars."
The kid says, "For Adult TTC tickets?"
The guy says "Yes, they are the same price here as at the subway station."
The kid seems to think about it, looking shocked. The man throws the ticket pouch under the counter saying these are the same price as the station. The kid says, "no no, I'll still buy them, I was just shocked because my dad said they'd be ten."
The man shook his head and told him to buy them somewhere else, like at the subway.
The kid was arguing (friendly, not yelling or getting angry), saying, "no, I'll buy them here, I was just surprised."
The man eventually says, "I need to see ID"
The kid is like WTF? I'm even like WTF?
WHO CARDS SOMEONE TO BUY TORONTO TRANSIT BUS TICKETS (Or any bus tickets for that matter)? That's unheard of. The guy was being a jackoff for no reason. Ten tickets is 19 dollars, and 5 tickets i 9 or something. I didn't want to speak up and involve myself incase one of them got angry at me, so I stayed silent, but even I was shocked when the Beckers clerk asked for ID.
I mean really, a five year old can buy bus tickets.
Even if an adult buys student tickets you can't card them. The bus driver cards em, you just sell them.
The kid tells him he forgot his wallet at home, and here's the 20. Some talking goes on and eventually the clerk sells the tickets.
I was really, really shocked. Whoa.
But then again this is the same place that when I went with my two friends to buy some candy @ 10-11pm. We spent 5 minutes in the store looking at stuff, and grabbing things to buy... the woman and man come out and say they're closing the store. We have to buy our stuff and leave.
I knew it was BS cuz they never close until well after 2am, so I didn't buy anything. The woman looked surprised so I just shrugged and walked out. You're going to usher me out because I was a teen at night with two friends in your store and you want my business? Eat. Me. We walked home after leaving and halfway up the hill the lights were still on, customers were still entering and leaving and the door was still wide open. Closing my ass.
Which reminds me of an experience at a convenience store when I was young. Two even.
I went in and bought a Lotto 649 for my mom which costs a dollar. Or used to. I hand him ten dollars. He gives me the ticket and I stand there. I think its taking an unusual amount of time for him to give me change but I wait. He serves two people until he yells, "WHAT ARE YOU STANDING THERE FOR?"
And so, at the age of ten or so, I scream back, "MY CHANGE, DUH!"
He looks at me a bit astonished and says, "You bought 6/49, I gave you 6/49! There is no change!"
I said, "Uh, yes, there is. Nine dollars. A 6/49 is only a dollar."
He said, "YOU GAVE ME A TEN DOLLAR BILL! YOU SAID YOU WANTED TEN!"
Giving you a bill and saying it are completely different. If he had listened with his ears and not just looked maybe he wouldn't have messed up. I refused to leave the store until he gave me the correct change and so he reprinted the ticket and gave me the $9.
Another time when I was younger I went in to buy milk. I have always had a tough time remembering what day it was. Especially if I wasn't in school, like in summer, so I check the days on the milk and come out to ask my mom the date and see if those are ok days. I go back in to buy the milk and the guy starts tearing into me about how insulting it is for me to check the dates on his milk and then not buy any! What do the other customers think! They think the milk is expired and don't want any of it either! ETC ETC ETC. Meanwhile, Jackoff #1, a customer is standing agreeing, saying yeah, you tell her.
Hello? I was like 8. Do you two 45 year old grown men feel manly now for screaming at a child over something so petty as milk? I ended up buying it (since he only screamed at me when I brought the milk bag up) cuz I didn't realize I could just walk out and leave it.