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Baker's Dozen (213.4) - Mark's Journal
Baker's Dozen (213.4)
My boss asked me to pick up donuts on the way in for today's meeting, since the best donuts in town (at the P&C) are on my way, and I was happy to do so. When I got to the register with my box containing 13 donuts, though, and the kid asked if it was a dozen donuts, I should've just said "Yes." Instead, I said "It's 13, a baker's dozen!"

Oooh, donut!This threw him, apparently.

When the total amount he asked for looked high, I looked at the screen and wondered why thirteen donuts might be $8.97, when a dozen is $5.99. I asked him to fix it. I guess he had put in 13 donuts at 69 cents each, instead of ringing up a dozen and then adding one. Easy mistake, I guess, and, frankly, one the system shouldn't let him make. It should just know to make it a dozen plus one.

He had to call a manager over to override the incorrectly entered item, and then put it in right. Cider has gotten expensive, too! It's in short supply, so I wouldn't expect any sales this fall. A gallon was $6.99.
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microbie From: microbie Date: October 18th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
donut photos are eeeeevil
ivorygrace7 From: ivorygrace7 Date: October 19th, 2012 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
That is better than the mistake our grocery store has made on us twice! Charging us for 12 dozen donuts instead of 1 dozen. I think the cashiers aren't too smart, or the system isn't too easy to use, or maybe both. Both times we had a shock at the price of the groceries and then a lengthy wait for a fix from a manager, but we certainly saw the humor in the situation.
lindyhoppr From: lindyhoppr Date: October 20th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
We get Burrville Cider, and the're not bottling gallons this year because of the cost of apples. Two half gallons are $9.00!
Joel Bender From: Joel Bender Date: October 27th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh - same deal for me at Tops. I brought a dozen donuts to the Tim Horton's register to get with coffee and the register didn't accept the SKU for a dozen, only singles. The guy had plenty of experience, had been there for years, but still needed a manager override.

The nice guy, and the Tim Horton's are both gone.

I got a couple gallons of cider at Hollenbeck's in Vergil, same price, but much better quality.
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