On an intern year call, my very awesome attending bought us dinner from a nice restaurant. I was concerned that the dinner might not come with plates and utensils, so I decided to go over to the cafeteria to grab a few at around 5PM. I took five Styrofoam plates and a handful of forks and knives. As I was walking out of the cafeteria, the cashier (who I hate) said to me, "Oh, are you buying some plates?"
I think I laughed because I thought she was joking. I started to walk out and she said to me, "You have to pay for those."
"Seriously?" I said.
"Yes, they're five cents each."
I was totally fucking shocked. Not that I cared about the money, because I had a card that gives me unlimited free food (also, it was all of 25 cents), but it was irritating that I had to stop at the cashier and have her ring me up for these five stupid plates during my call.
Because I had to pay anyway, I decided to grab a bag of gummy bears. When the cashier saw the gummy bears, she said, "Oh, since you're making a purchase, I can give you three of the plates for free. But I still have to charge you for two of them. That's ten cents."
"Fine, whatever," I said.