Talk about surreal.
I did some shopping at my local Market Street grocery this afternoon. I was checking out, preparing to pay with my debit card, when the cashier began ringing a bell and dancing up and down, soon to be followed by the bag girl.
Had I been in Britain I would have been nonplussed, here I settled for slackjawed. Was Market Street now hiring Hari Krishnas? Was I an unwitting participant in a cosmic joke?
Fortunately, nothing so bizarre. Shortly the cashier paused her bell ringing to inform me I had won free groceries. Sure enough, the register screen was displaying $0.00 where seconds before it had read $208 and change. I shop there all the time, and had no idea they even did such a thing.
And 208 bucks beats a gaggle of Krishnas any day.