I went to an Asian shop to buy some food and the shop assistant asked me if I needed help. I asked about something from the freezer (dim sum) and then worked out I didn't have the proper utensils at home to cook it. Feeling stupid, and not wanting to have wasted a pretty girl's time, I picked the most innocuous thing: some waffles with red bean paste. They were nice, but at £4 for what was basically scotch pancakes and jam, a tad pricey
People say good manners cost nothing, but they were wrong in this case.