Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I almost forgot about this.
So, I work at your local “sells everything” store as a cashier. One day I’m ringing up a customer as usual and grab my hand scanner to scan the two cakes he had in his cart. The one large sheet cake was no problem. However, there was a smaller, circular cake that did not have a barcode. The label on the larger cake didn’t say anything about another cake either.
Customer: It must be free then, right? Me: Probably not, sir. One moment, please.
I then call the bakery department to clear this up only to be told, THE SMALL CAKE WAS ACTUALLY FREE. It’s a smash cake, which is I guess some small waste of good cake they give out for the birthday toddler to destroy/eat/wear with the purchase of a normal sheet cake.
I look the customer dead in the eye and say “Sir, in all my time here the item has NEVER been free. You are the first. Savor it.” I laugh, he laughs, I marvel at the fact someone was right with that stupid joke.
It was a good day.