I love the “RAK” concept, but find that sometimes in practice, you can end up feeling taken advantage of. Case in point: last week I was in the checkout line at Marc’s. I had a whole bunch of stuff, and the 20-ish guy behind me only had four items. I kind of felt badly for not letting him go first (which I usually do in these cases), but the girl had already started ringing my stuff up by the time I noticed that he only had a couple items. Anyhoo, the cashier was really out of it and she kept ringing up my items twice and having to call the manager over to do a “void”. Each time it seemed like it took forever for the manager to get there and I kept feeling worse and worse for this guy stuck behind me. Then at the end, when I finally think I’m done, the cashier put two of his items on my tab. The guy and I are like, uh, those are his. So she has to call the manager AGAIN. While we’re waiting, I said, you know what, I’ll just pay for those two things of his (they were small). But then the manager came up and voided them so it was a moot point. However, after the manager left the cashier then proceeded to ring up all FOUR of the guy’s items. She’s like “I can’t believe I did that”. By then I just want to get the heck out of the store and I’m like, I’ll pay for his stuff, don’t worry. The guy’s like, gee thanks. Okay, I really didn’t do this to be nice, I just did it to get out of the store (I was so annoyed by then). But I did do it, so it kind of counts as a RAK, right? But what gets me is that the guy had been standing there with cash in his hand to pay for his stuff. After I left the store I thought, the guy was holding cash, why didn’t he just give me the couple bucks the stuff cost? Then I was mad at myself.