Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Nerve Of That Woman...Part III

"That will be $88.32," said the cashier.

"What are you talking about? You haven't rung up any of my stuff yet."

"Well, that lady said you were going to pay for her groceries. She said that you were her Great Niece and that you take her out to Walmart once a month to purchase the things she need."

"I don't know who that woman is, I've never seen her before today and I'm certainly not paying for her groceries," I replied.

"Well, Ma'am, she said she knew you. You were being very friendly towards her. Are you running some sort of scam? If you are, you could be charged with shoplifting or as an accessory."

"I don't know that woman, and I am not running some sort of scam. Why do you let people walk away without paying for their stuff? You better call security. Where did she go? She's gonna get away with it if we don't go find her. Come on, let's see if she is still in the parking lot."

At that moment, the cashier, the security guard, the manager and myself went running outside to see if the lady was still in the parking lot. As we looked over the parking lot the Walmart employees began to look at me suspiciously. They thought I was a part of this lady's scam. All I had been doing was being nice--lending a sympathetic ear. I had been taught to be polite to my elders, and now, I might end up in jail...

3 comments:

alex said...

Love that you now have a tag for "shoplifting"

Da Old Man said...

What a great scam, if she got away. I can't wait for the next part.

lizB said...

I've heard of this happening. I don't know whether to scorn or admire her. I definitely admire you for keeping your cool.

Have you ever seen Dumb and Dumber?

Lloyd: "I got robbed by a little old lady in a motorized cart, and I didn't even see it comin'!"

Liz

ps. I hope the next part isn't you yelling "April Fools!" at us and pointing and laughing! ; )

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