A couple of years ago I was at a Parts America (they also did service work). Anyway I am standing in line waiting to pay for a few items when the cashier says to the guy in front of me his card was declined. It was a pretty large bill as he has several parts on the counter plus a service bill. The total was nearly a $1000. The counter person whispered under her breath that she was sorry. She continued by saying the credit card machine requested she keep the card but she slid it back to him anyway. He says don't worry about it and handed her another card. Same thing happens. The girl apologizes again. After short awkward silence he says will you take a check? The girl smiles and says sure! I about fell over. The guy starts writing the check and happens look over at me. Without missing a beat, I said you want to just pay for my stuff too? He didn't fine that very funny. The gal took the check and away he went.