My friends and I decided to go on a daytrip to Camden Town (In London for those that don't know) and I popped in to FOPP, a music shop, to pick up a DVD. I'd gone to the cashpoint and drawn out £20 about ten minutes earlier, and was quite taken with the novelty of owning a new £20 note which had come out the day before. I went downstairs to the DVD section, chose what I wanted, and took it to the counter.
Cashier: 'That's £9.99, please.'
*I hand over note*
Cashier: *in amazingly snobby and frankly disgusted tone*' What's this?'
Me: 'Um..a 20 pound note?'
Cashier: 'No, it isn't.'
Me: 'Nono, it's the new note - y'know? Been on the news and everything, you must have heard about it.'
Cashier: 'There's no reason for them to bring out a new note. I don't think so.'
Me: 'Okay...erm, go and get the manager? We'll resolve this. I assure you I'm telling the truth.'
Cashier: 'You want me to go upstairs and get my manager?'
Me: 'If you would.'
Cashier: 'I'm not doing that. You want me to go upstairs and get her? No. No. I'm not doing that.'
Me: *confused beyond all belief* 'All right, I'll go!'
I go upstairs, get hold of a manager and ask her to come downstairs and sort it all out.
Manager: 'It's fine. Honestly, you can take the note, it's the new one.'
Cashier: 'No. I'm not taking it. I don't want it in my till!'
* They banter back and forth and manager is visibly embarrased. She finally gives up*
Manager: (to me, making towards the stairs) 'Do you want to come upstairs and purchase it? I'm so sorry about this. I don't know what's wrong with him! Maybe he's having his period, ahaha!'
Me: '...ahaha. Er, okay then.'
I buy the DVD and go on my merry way, but to this day I don't know what was wrong with that stuck-up idiot.