Time Is Money

| Chicago, IL, USA | Uncategorized

(A distressed older gentleman approached me, after having used the self-service copy machines.)

Customer: “I only made 4 copies in black and white and it’s charging me $19.50!”

Me: “Hmm, that’s a bit odd. Did you take your credit card out already, sir?”

Customer: “Yes! And it started charging me!”

Me: “Wait. It shouldn’t be doing something like that…”

Customer: “It is!”

(We walk over to the copy machine in question.)

Customer: *points* “See? It’s even going up to $19.53!”

(One quick glance and I instantly know what’s wrong.)

Me: “Sir, that is the clock.”

Customer: “What?!”

Me: “Once you eject your card, it goes to the clock, and our card readers they’re set to 24-hour time.”

Customer: “Ooohhh! Thank you!”