A case of sour grapes?

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I bought 4lbs of grapes yesterday. They were $2.39/lb.  So, if you're smarter than a 5th grader, you know that this should have cost me at least $9.

But, when I got to the register, I was only charged $2.39.  Hmmm. What would you do?
I said something  1/ because I was raised right and 2/ because you never know when you're going to be on that ABC show What Would You Do?

Then, what should have happened next was this ~
The cashier weighs the grapes again. Sees that they're only being weighed in at 1lb on her scale but 4lbs on her computer screen.  Thanks me for pointing out the error and still gives me the grapes for $2.39 to reward me for my honesty.  Notifies management.  Has her scale fixed.  And then thanks me again and tells me she likes my peacoat.  [What? Yes, that's exactly what should have happened.]

What actually happened was this ~
The cashier weighs the grapes again. Sees that they're only being
weighed in at 1lb on her scale but 4lbs on her computer screen.  Inexplicably, becomes defensive and says something to the effect of 'what's on the scale is on the scale.'  I say 'Believe me, I'm not complaining but I don't want you to get in trouble.'  Cashier, still defensive, says 'I'm not going to get in trouble.' Well, ok. I'm not going to fight with her. 

Today, I am grateful ~
1/ That at least I tried to do the right thing.
2/ For cashiers who take it personally when their scale is broken.  It only benefits us shoppers.
3/ That the grapes are really good. Extra crunchy.  And, if the police show up at my house hot on the trail for 3lbs of grapes I didn't pay for, I've already eaten most of the evidence.

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