I've written about past adventures in the self-checkout lane (Do I Have a Choice? and back-talking machines) at the social Giant and had another one recently.
Last week, I was about to scan my groceries when I saw a huge multi-roll pack of toilet paper sitting on the shelf in front of the scanner. Oops -- I wonder who forgot this important item.
Man at the other end of the counter was loading purchases into a bag. He must have forgotten about the toilet paper.
"Excuse me sir," I said, "Is this toilet paper yours?"
"Oh, " he glanced up, "No. I don't need to go that badly." He then chuckled as he picked up his bags to leave, "Sorry about that."
A few minutes when I almost finished bagging my groceries I heard, "Is this yours?"
I looked up and saw a woman -- about to start scanning her items -- point to the gargantuan pack of toilet. I replied, "No, I was wondering whose it is. I asked the man in front of me the same thing and he said 'no' too!"
The woman shook her head and chuckled, "Uh-oh, this is something you don't want to run out of!"