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Published: Monday, Sept. 9 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Omaha, NE

So... technically he paid 50.02/14.715 which means $3.39 and 9/10th of a cent per gallon. Got to love those tenths of a penny they charge. I keep asking for change on them, but they get confused when I do and refuse payment. Frustrating.

Technically they owed him 4/10ths of a cent back. :)

Ogden, UT

Once, after shopping at a BX, I was loading my purchases into my car only to find a small item under my jacket in the 'seat' area of the shopping cart that I'd forgotten about & hadn't paid for. It was a Saturday & the line at the register had been exceptionally long & there were a lot of complaining, grouchy people. I took the item back inside & rather than wait another 30 minutes in line (I had perishables in my car) I went back to the register I'd purchased from & explained to the clerk that I'd missed paying for the item. She simply rolled her eyes but the customer she was ringing up was so surprised that I would come back to pay that she announced that she would pay for it (99 cents) & that she wasn't ever going to be grouchy & complain in line again. She wouldn't let me repay her either. Not sure why it affected her & others so positively but the people in that line were much happier after. So was I!

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