The Serbian Cashier

Purchasing something in Serbia.

The following phrases are taken from an interesting conversation while acquiring groceries in a local shop.

Me: “Hello (dobar dan), I would like to buy this.”

Shop assistant: ”…”

Me: *puts two ciders and sunflower seeds on the counter*

Shop assistant: ”…”

Shop assistant: *stares into the distance*

Shop assistant: *starts scanning products*

Me: “can I pay by card please”

Shop assistant: ”…”

Shop assistant: *sticks card in machine*

Machine: *payment accepted*

Me: ”Thank you! Have a nice day!”

Shop assistant: ”…”

Me: *walks out of the shop*

Cashiers in Serbia like to use words efficiently.

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