Fun_People Archive
17 Dec
Accu-Scan inaccuracies

Date: Fri, 17 Dec 93 01:58:59 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Accu-Scan inaccuracies

 From: vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU!bostic (Keith Bostic)
 From: Robert Steven Glickstein <>

I once bought a little container of Minced Garlic at the Food Gallery on
Centre Ave., Shadyside.  The shelf price was something like $1.89, I don't
really know.  The scanned price, however, was $5287.44.

I was with a bunch of my friends, all of whom were very very amused by this.
Unfortunately, the checkout clerk and the manager were both fairly humorless,
and didn't appreciate our comments.

  "Bad garlic crop this year?"
  "Gee, I better really enjoy this garlic bread tonight."
  "Do you take the American Express Gold Card?"
  "Only fifty-two hundred?  I'll take two."
  "Do you have change for a ten thousand?"
  "Hmm.  Garlic bread tonight, or a new car?"

[=] © 1993 Peter Langston []