Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Hand That Guides The. . . Cucumber
Today I was faced with a decision. Organic cucumber or regular? I usually opt for the organic one since all the vitamins are found in the skin (thanks professor Hamerly for setting me straight) and I can feel better about leaving them on when it's organic.
In the check out line I noticed the cashier rang me up for a normal one. Hmmmmm. What to do? It's only about a 60 cent difference, would the grocery store giant really notice? My first instinct was to let it slide. But then I realized I wanted my dollar to make an impact and reflect the demand for more local and organic produce. Damn, honesty prevails.
I spoke up, "Oh, you rang me up for a regular cucumber, and I bought an organic one."
He gave me a look that eluded I was about to receive the best news of my life, "That's ok," with a little wink and smirk.
"Well, I was just thinking that the grocery store should know."
"They've been kind of mean lately," he trailed off. So it's my lucky day!
I guess he didn't realize I wanted that cucumber to mean something more. Do you tell the cashier when they've forgotten something or made a mistake? Does the employee ever care?