Journalists need money too!

Lady brings the paper up to the counter. Reads it while I make her coffee. I’m ringing her up.

Me: So that’ll be a coffee and the paper?

Lady: Oh no, I’m not buying the paper.

Me: O…k.

Lady: I just want to read it.

Isn’t that a little like saying, “I don’t want to buy the coffee, I just want to drink it?”


A man walks in, goes straight to the condiments, grabs a huge handful of sugar packets, and heads for the door.

Me: Sir!

Him: (turns around) Yeah?

Me: Can I help you?

Him: (approaches counter) My friend got coffee here earlier.

Me: …And he needs sugar?

Him: No, I need sugar.

Me: (takes about 30 packets out of his hand, leaving him with four) And you may have it.

He leaves.