The other day, I was at the store to purchase a welcome home balloon for My Sweetie (another tradition).
The following conversation took place:
ME: I'd like to buy a Welcome Home balloon.
SALES PERSON: Okay, no problem. That will be xx dollars.
SALES PERSON: Do you wanna weight? It's 2 dollars extra.
ME: Yes, I'd like to wait.
(I'm a little surprised that there is a cost to wait for the balloon).
ME: There's a cost for that?
SALES PERSON: Yeah, well, the weight is extra.
(I am still confused, but I wanted to wait for the balloon to be ready).
In the meantime, I find a little Gund reindeer to which the balloon can be attached. I bring it to the balloon person, who attaches it.
SALES PERSON: So instead of the weight, you're buying the animal?
(by now, my doh moment arrives, and I realize what was happening).