picture the scene dear friend...
i'd just finished my run and went to get some bits from Tesco. i fill my bag but don't have enough money for the products i want. during my pause for thought as i decide whether to put something back or get a smaller bottle of water, the till starts freaking out asking for a supervisor.
it's well quiet so those guys are all at the back of the shop getting stock out. i think i could probably walk out with my bits completely unpaid for, but the potential embarrassment of getting caught or something makes me go and ask a man to sort the till out.
so he goes over and i'm standing with the bag of bits that HAVE been scanned, and a 2 litre bottle of water that HAS NOT BEEN SCANNED. he enters his special code thing, and i go to put my bits back on the weighing space in preparation for the scan of the water...
BUT....he says, 'don't do that mate, it'll fuck it up again.'
and then he asks me, 'IS THAT EVERYTHING'
and i say, 'yes, THIS IS EVERYTHING'
but it wasn't. the bottle under my arm hadn't done as much as flirt with the scanner, let alone allow any hardcore full-on scanning to take place.
so i pay for the bits but leave with free water.
FREE WATER...have you ever heard of such a thing. WATER....FOR....FREE. you just don't hear of that do you?
what a day.
so have you ever got away with goods at the self-service till?