Went to Albertson’s to get some pull ups. We have no brand loyalty between Huggies and Pampers, but have had little success with store brands. Pampers have the best sale going on right now, so I pick those up.

    List Price: 16.49
    Sale Price: 12.99
    Price that came up when I checked out: 14.99

I was at the self checkout. I love self checkout, but that’s a topic for another post. I canceled my transaction and headed back to make sure I had grabbed the right thing. All was in order, so I headed back to talk to the self checkout attendant. I explained what was going on and figured I would check out and he would subtract the difference. “If it rings up higher than the posted price it’s free,” he said. “Huh?” I said, fairly confident in what I heard but not quite believing it.

Clerk heads back and checks it out, and he verifies it’s wrong. *whisper whisper* between clerk and management, and he hands me the pull ups and says “Here you go.”

“Really?” I said.


“Would it be completely unethical of me to buy 5 more?”. He stared at me like a lot of people who don’t get my jokes, so I just walked out.