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Kill Bill

| Italy | Liars & Scammers, Money

(My sister and I co-own a gas station. She usually mans the full service pump, while I follow the back office stuff. She calls me over while with a customer.)

Me: “Yes. How can I be of help?”

(My sister hands me a clearly false €20 bill.)

Sister: “I exchanged his €50 bill for two €20 bills and one €10 at his request, so he could do 20 on the self service. Now he’s here claiming the self service machine doesn’t accept this bill. He wants it exchanged with another 20€ bill.”

Customer: *smugly* “I’m sorry. I know these machine sometimes are difficult, right?”

Me: “No problem.”

(I take the false €20 bill and hand it back to the customer.)

Me: “Keep this one. Just use the other one you got from your €50 bill!”

(The scamming customer tries to open his mouth to say something, then goes back to the self service machine. I follow him. He again tries the false bill.)

Customer: “It doesn’t work!”

Me: *with a smile* “Use the other one.”

(The customer reluctantly uses a good 20€ bill. He pumps the gas, and leaves without a word.)