So the cancer sticks are locked up behind the cashier and I notice the LARGE flashing price signs. $6.99 Huh. That seems pretty pricey, wonder how many smokes that buys a person...I look closer. 2 packs?! Dear god. Don't some people smoke that a day?? What an expensive habit! So I say to the cashier
"Wow. I've never really noticed how expensive cigarettes are, glad I don't smoke..."
(This is where I expected her to answer, "OMG I know! It's a wonder anyone can afford to smoke")
Now I'm feeling stupid. Did she not hear me....so I stutter and mumble something else about how I've never been a smoker and never really paid attention to the prices.
:::more blank staring::::
Finally she answers, kind of offended..."We have the cheapest prices in town, ma'am"
Ok. This is really not going as planned...and she had the nerve to "ma'am" me. Hello awkward moment. So I simply reply,
"Cheap huh? Then I'm REALLY glad I don't smoke"
Grab my bag and walk out, thinking, WTF just happened. I think I just got schooled by the lady at Walgreens.