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Monday, December 06, 2010

Is it me...

...or is this sale poorly targeted?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love it.
Thank gawd change at stores is automatically shown for the cashier. Now they no longer need to know how to count. Worse yet, it appears some can't identify a nickel, penny, dime, quarter, .50piece or of all obscure currency, a 1.00 coin.
They are also convinced those of us who can are scamming them somehow. I recently stood like a patient sheep in line at the grocery store. My purchases came to $12.04. I gave the cashier $22.04. I was chided for giving her "too much money" and the two dollars and four cents was shoved back at me with a disgusted look. I handed it back just as politely as possible, smiled and said, "I know. I just want my change." She hands me back the four cents by basically throwing it down on the belt. (Note: The folks behind me are getting restless-I'm in the "Express Lane"-such a misnomer.) I said, "Look. Either enter $22.04 under "Cash" or call the Manager. Better yet, I"ll call the Manager myself now." That seemed to dislodge any remote thoughts about "The Customer's Always Right Even When She's Old Enough To Be Minimally Your Mother."
Bada Bing. $10.00 in change appears on the register. The cashier looks at me in some combination of wonder/awe/fear and says, "How did you DO that?"
Call me Dr. Einstein of The Tundra. (With a bit more hair and uses conditioner.)

May 20, 2012  
Blogger Meg Kelso said...

They are pretty stunned when you pull that mathematical razzle-dazzle on them, aren't they? As often as they seem to be so confused, you would think that they would just enter the price and hope for the best.

May 21, 2012  

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