We did lots of Christmas shopping this morning. A couple things for Greta and some stuff for family. We decided to get ourselves new bedding and pillows for Christmas…which definitely gets me excited. As we were observing thread count and choosing colors, I told Chris that we had to wait until Christmas to open it, and he got a little bummed and put on a puppy face and I ALMOST caved. But, no! We’ll love it even more the longer it stares at us from under the tree. We also made a stop at Kohl’s and got a gift for Chris’s dad. The total came to $XX.41. I gave him a $50 (I know, I am such a high roller) and said, “Oh wait! I think I have .41 cents!” I am always trying to get rid of change, especially pennies. “Darn, I don’t have 41 cents, but here’s a penny.” You know, to make it an even 60 cents change. You know, to get rid of at least one penny and to not inherit 4 more. He counted out my change–including coins–INCLUDING PENNIES! “What the heck is he doing?” I wondered. He plopped it all in my hand and then looked at the penny I gave him that was still on the counter and said, “Oh, you can just keep your penny.” I was totally confused and laughed on my way out trying to imagine what was going through his head. I think it must have been something like this:
“Your total is $XX.41.” Oh great, a $50, now I gotta pull out my security marker. “Oh wait! I think I have .41 cents!” Why is she looking for 41 cents, the $50 would definitely cover it. “Darn, I don’t have 41 cents, but here’s a penny.” Okaaaay? This lady is insane. I’ll just smile to make her not feel stupid for thinking that a penny is the same as 41 cents. Does she know that she gave me a $50? Maybe I should just pretend that she never gave me the penny, so I don’t embarrass her. But it’s just sitting on the counter! “Oh, you can just keep your penny.” I’m so smmmooooothhh.