My checkout experience was almost comical…at least, it would’ve been if she hadn’t been completely serious:
Cashier: Are you interested in getting a Target Red Card?
Me: No thanks.
Cashier: Teeheehee … ummm, can I ask why?
Me: *glares* Because I don’t want one?
Cashier: Is it because it’s a credit card?
Cashier: What’s wrong with credit cards? I don’t see what the big deal is…
Me: *getting pissed* Spend the next six years of your life paying off $20,000 worth of credit card debt and you’ll figure it out.
Cashier: *blank look* Will that be credit or debit?
The girl couldn’t have been more than sixteen…at best…and for some reason, I see distinct financial problems in her future. Sad, really – I wish I’d have been more educated about handling money when I was a teenager…it would’ve saved me a whole lot of grief on down the road! 😛