I was just at one of those chain coffee and pastry shops, meeting a student. I ordered a coffee and a pastry. After ringing up the total and apparently finding it too low, the person behind the counter said, "What was your order again? It sounded like you ordered more than that...."
So I repeated my order. Seeing that she had correctly entered it into the register, she said, "I was making it out to be more than it appeared to be." Smiling, I corrected her: "Well, not exactly-- It appeared to you to be more than it is." This must have offended her. In a tone indicating that I had a few things to learn, she replied, "That's... what... I... said."
Spiros 0; Confused Employee, 1.