Just wondering about the etiquette vs. benefit of asking retail clerks to ring things up separately to simplify your budgeting.
Because we run a small business, we sometimes have to do this with company vs. personal items, and I don't feel weird about that, but I struggle with whether or not it's OK to separate out items at Target or CVS into "Valentine's expenses" and "monkey's mom's allowance expenses," for example.
I usually don't do it--especially if there's anyone in line behind me--but then that means dividing up the items and tax at home with the receipts and calculator. I would only ever ask for 2 groups of things to be rung up--I definitely would not ask for a large shop to be divided up into 3 or 4 different receipts. But even 2 groups makes me feel like I'm being a pain in the butt. Even though I want to.
Am I being ridiculous or considerate? What do you all do? Especially, I'm thinking of those who do the envelope system or anyone who works retail.