Quite some time ago, I went in to one of the grocery stores here, to buy some mushrooms that my husband likes. They call them «Button Mushrooms», they’re sold in the delicatessen counter. On top of the counter, they have put three different sizes of the plastic containers, so that you easily can point to which size you want.
The woman, working there, asked me what I wanted … I said I wanted a container of «Button Mushrooms», and pointed to the large container. She said [and I must give her the benefit of a doubt, she must have had some kind of glitch!]: “Are you sure you want the large container … that’s going to be awfully expensive??!” I got kind of stunned by the question, but just shrugged and said yes.
That wasn’t exactly the world’s best sales technique, and I doubt I look all that poor … but in any event; Later on, I kept asking myself … “WHY is it that I can never come up with something biting to say in cases like that … I mean, in the moment it happens and not two hours later”! Now, I keep going back there, buying «Button Mushrooms», hoping to get the same question, so that I can reply: «Oh, that doesn’t matter … I just got my welfare cheque today so … ». Of course, that doesn’t happen, and I’ve never seen the same woman again.