When I worked at wal-mart, there was this understanding that if cold pills somehow got past our registers and we didn’t card, we would get fired. This included computer errors.
So a woman comes up to the register with a box of cold pills. I ring up the purchase, but it doesn’t ask for any age verification. When I explain to her that I need a manager to okay the purchace because of an age thing, she said “There’s a minimum age for that?”
So I turn out the light and continue to wait or about 7 minutes or so for a CSM to come by. During this time, we talk about the product. (What else am I going to discuss with her, the weather?)
“I’ve heard about this. It’s that new cold pill, right? It’s supposed to work pretty well. Do these ones still make you drowsy?”
Well, she eventually tells me they were vaginal suppositories. I apologized, she walks off, and THEN the CSM walks up to nag about my light being off, and what I wanted.
Apparently every new cashier does this. It’s seen as a right of passage. I still feel really bad for her.