There’s a good reason why I carefully read through my receipts upon returning home from a shopping trip, and it’s not because I’m afraid of being overcharged (although that would be a perfectly reasonable and, more importantly, sensible explanation). No. I excitedly check my receipts on the off-chance that either a typo, clumsily abbreviated item description, or bored employee has transformed what is usually a depressing reminder of my predictable overspending into an unlikely source of amusement. So far I’m yet to strike gold but I have it on good authority that it happens quite regularly; after all, how many millions of receipts are produced on a daily basis?
To whet my appetite (and yours), here are some glorious examples. 1. Employee of the month
2. Geek Salad
3. The young boys are in Aisle 3
4. Are you baking the p**s?
5. Male company costs extra
6. Steaming fresh salad
7. Grab a what now?
8. Best served cold
9. Hold the cannabis
10. A definite rarity
11. Cheaper than nachos?
12. What about the front?
13. Nice to meet you too
14. But I asked for a straight vodka…
15. I don’t remember ordering that last item
16. And you only tell me after the meal?
17. Hardly a feature
18. YOU SHALL NOT PASS (without paying)
19. I’ve got this in coins…