I'd forgotten about this dandy story of my mom's until just now.
BG: I'm sure we all know Oregon is tax exempt for sales in the state and surrounding states. My mom worked in a candy store in Colorado. Pull out your atlas we're about to have a lesson in geography.
Mm: My mom
SC: Entitled because she lives in Oregon
SC brings up several bags of candy and puts them on the counter. Mm rings them up and gives her the total.
SC: That total is wrong. I'm from Oregon.
Mm: That's nice. The total is $x
SC: That's wrong I'm from Oregon.
Mm: I'm sorry, I don't know what that has to do with your total.
SC: I'm from Oregon. I'm tax exempt.
Mm: But you're in Colorado your tax exempt status doesn't apply here.
SC: I'm tax exempt in all states that surround Oregon.
Right. But you're in Colorado. Your tax exemption isn't applicable here.
SC: *whines* But I'm from Oregon.
Mm: I realize that, which is why in Oregon you would pay $y but here you pay $x. That'll be $x.
SC: pays and leaves looking disgruntled.
I never knew people considered Colorado to be one of Oregon's surrounding states. Learn something new everyday I guess.