“Are you waiting for me?” or “You look like you are just waiting for me.” They are – that’s their job.
When an item doesn’t ring up or the scanner won’t pick up the UPC code:
“Guess that means it is free.” No – it doesn’t.
When asked by the cashier if one found everything they were looking for:
“And so much more!” or “I hope so” or “Except for that one thing I will remember when I get home.”
When going through the cigarette line and buying three packs of Camel Menthol Wides and the cashier asks if she has gotten the right pack:
“Looks fine to me. They all kill you, right?” WHAT THE HECK AM I SUPPOSED TO SAY TO THAT???
Oh, and tonight this guy kept screwing up at self-checkout and I had to go over to his register three times to help him. He apologized and then said, “Actually, it is my lame attempt to pick you up.” I was so taken off guard that I GIGGLED (whatever!) and said, “That’s sweet.” I don’t recommend anyone say either of these things either. What a dork – him and me.