"I went to pick up several items at a discount store. When I finally got up to the checker, I learned that one of my items had no price tag. Imagine my embarrassment when the checker got on the intercom and boomed out for the entire store to hear,
‘PRICE CHECK ON LANE THIRTEEN, TAMPAX, SUPER SIZE.'
That was bad enough, but somebody at the rear of the store apparently misunderstood the word 'Tampax' for ‘Thumbtacks.’ In a businesslike tone, a voice boomed back over the intercom:
‘DO YOU WANT THE KIND YOU PUSH IN WITH YOUR THUMB OR THE KIND YOU POUND IN WITH A HAMMER?’"
(Too Embarrassed to Claim the Experience)