Costco guy: Yes, what can I do for you?
O: I seem to have lost my cart.
C: Ok, where was it?
O: Right where that empty cart is.
C: So, that empty cart isn't yours?
O: No, you see, mine had my prescriptions in it. Right in front, in the child's seat.
C: Do you think someone might have just taken the prescriptions from the cart?
O: That cart is empty.
O: Mine had my prescriptions in it.
O: So, that's not my cart.
C: But, if someone took the prescriptions out of the cart, the cart would be empty.
O: I don't think you're listening to me. That's not my cart. I can tell it's not my cart because my cart wasn't empty.
C: Well, I'm going to tell the people up front to double check all the prescription receipts.
O: If you're going to go off and work on something else, would you find someone to help me find my cart?
C: Tell you what, while I look for your cart, why don't you use that empty one?
O: What if that's someone else's cart?
C: No, uh... that was my cart. I was using it.
O: Ah HA! If that's your cart, why did you tell me it was mine?
C: I'll be right back.
To no one in particular:
O: I told him it wasn't my cart. I'm going to find a manager.
And so it goes...