Today for a change, I went into Sainsbury’s for the £3 meal deal. (This is where you get a sandwich, crisps/fruit and drink and the total price is rounded down to £3 in case you’re unaware of such things.)
I put it through the till. The total was £4.60 - I usually go for the most expensive items if I get the meal deal, for best value for my money. After pressing to finish and go on the self service till it should deduct the £1.60 and I pay £3. But it deducted the £1.60 twice.
Being honest, of course, I called over the assistant. We put the items through again. Same result.
So he called over his line manager. She said: “Head office knows about this problem. There’s nothing we can do about it. Just tell him to pay whatever it says.”
It’s a small victory with which to start the day but I’ll take it.