A man has shared a humorous encounter he had while at a Woolworths, explaining he misunderstood a sign and took it quite literally.
The man said he was waiting in line at a Woolworths checkout, with lollies in hand.
He was then motioned forward by a Woolworths team member, however, she was working the ‘Confectionery Free’ checkout, so the man told her he had lollies.
He then started making his way towards another checkout, one that was not ‘Confectionery Free’.
The female worker then started laughing and explained he could still pay for lollies at her checkout, the sign just indicates there’s no confectionery displayed at the checkout for children to see.
“SAY WHAT?” he wrote on Facebook.
“All this time I thought it meant you can’t use the lane if you have confectionery.”
He shared a picture of the checkout sign which says “Confectionery free checkout”, and it is easy to understand why the man believed he could not purchase lollies there, as there is no other context.
It turns out Woolworths has had the checkouts with no confectionery for some 20 years and most supermarkets across Australia have them.
“These checkouts are located in the vast majority of our stores across the country and act as an alternative checkout option for those customers who do not wish to purchase, or be enticed by, any confectionery,” a Woolworths spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Australia
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