Today at Borders in Singapore, when paying for an origami book.
Cashier: “Do you have a Borders membership card?”
Me: “No, but can I have a 10% discount anyway?”
“No” and after a few seconds in a hush voice “Ok, I’ll give it to you anyway”
A few moments later I noticed a package of chewing gum on the cashier’s desk
“Isn’t chewing gum banned in Singapore?”
“Yes, but I use it anyway. Want some?”
Communication is good.