Found: Get One $5 Bill In Cash Back, Get One Free!

Found: The Shoegazer is one fly fox, if he may say so himself.  When shopping for nutritious food at the supermarket, he usually uses the self-service checkout lanes.  They’re speedy, convenient and there’s little chance that the woman in front of you will be pulling out a personal check and holding up the line.  In the past, The Shoegazer has had some luck finding money left behind in the cash return hopper below the scanner.  As The Shoegazer approached the U-Scan area today, he noticed a bill sitting in one of those hoppers, and obviously decided to use that kiosk.  And even though The Shoegazer had cash in his pocket, he opted for cash back with his debit purchase, and pocketed the jettisoned bill along with his own, coming up with an extra $5 – what basically amounted to free dinner.

Location: The U-Scan kiosk of the Shaw’s Supermarket in Porter Square, Cambridge/Somerville, MA

Source: Either an inattentive shopper or someone who was up late the night before watching Pay It Forward on tv.  Had someone recently departed this kiosk, The Shoegazer would have altered the customer, but said person was long gone by the time he arrived, which meant that if The Shoegazer also left it, the store would have just pocketed it themselves and gone back to jacking up the prices of everything.

Destination: This fiver is still in The Shoegazer’s possession as of this time, but its transfer of ownership to The Shoegazer rendered his purchase of fish and bread (not consumed together) to be almost free.  The lucky bill almost surely has a rendezvous with a local bartender or coffee shop clerk in the very near future.


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