Originally Posted by MrsLMB
I was talking to one of my flea market buddies yesterday and he told me that when he was a kid he and his friends would go to the corner grocery store to buy an ice cold root beer for a nickle a bottle. The grocer did not charge them the additional two cent deposit if they drank it out on the front porch and returned the bottle when they had finished. He told me he used to dawdle around until the grocer was busy and then take off with his bottle! A few days later he would go back, return the bottle to the grocer's wife and she would give him two cents credit on his purchase that day.
I bet the grocer and his wife got plenty of chuckles over this scam!
I miss those little corner grocery stores. We did all of our shopping in one until the early 70's.