The Cut-Rate pharmacist filled the prescription and handed the nearly-deaf old man the bottle of pills saying, “That’ll be $16.50.”
Just then the drug store phone rang and the pharmacist answered.
As he did, the old man placed 50 cents on the counter and walked out of the store with his prescription.
The clerk realized the mistake and shouted, but the old man did not hear and kept walking.
When the pharmacist finished his call the clerk explained what had happened.
The pharmacist scooped up the 50 cents and put it in the cash register, saying to the clerk, “Oh well, 30 cents profit is better than nothing.
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