"Linda Bodewig enjoyed her job as a cashier at her local K-Mart in Oregon, and she had worked there without incident until the evening of March 29, 1979. That evening, she was ringing up the sale of some curtains for a customer named Alice Golden, but when she called out the price, Golden told her that the curtains were on sale and that Bodewig was overcharging her. Bodewig asked a coworker to go check the price of the curtains, and as Golden accompanied the coworker to go to the aisle where the curtains were displayed, Bodewig set aside Golden’s purchases and continued to check out other waiting customers." [...]

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