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23 Times Retail Workers Got Short-Changed By Their Bad Customers

| Right | May 23, 2020

Dear readers,

Today is lucky penny day! Often the scourge of cashiers, the joy of piggy-banks, and the denominations so small that many countries are phasing them out, the penny has been seen as a lucky coin for almost as long as it has been around – next time you want a wish granted, just throw one in a fountain!

Sadly, retail workers often have to deal with bad pennies in the form of customers, so gathered here from our treasury, are 23 stories about pennies, cents, and the bad customers that argue over them.

It Would Be Penny-Wise To Accept Them – Always beware customers with fanny packs…

Customer Variant #3: The Penny Picker – Finish the rest of this list then come back to this one – she might be finished by then!

Pride Goeth Before A Sale – That poor, poor, penny.

A Penny Lost Is A Penny Earned – Where all pennies end up eventually…

Totally Randumb – When it comes to flipping coins, they either didn’t think this through or thought about it too much.

Stretched Pennies Stretch The Budget – There’s got to be a point when they realize it’s no longer legal tender?

Penny For Your Thoughtlessness – What kind of passive-aggressive monster is this?!

The Devil To Pay, Part 2 – Good luck comes from the Devil!

Contractions Speak Louder Than Words, Part 3 – If it’s a baby girl they should call her Penny, as that’s what the father saved by delaying her birth!

From Penny Foolish To Pound Wise – If you multiply the penny by a hundred then they’re a hundred times more confused.

Acting Odd Over Even – Winning a hundred-to-one chance is pretty lucky to us!

No Good Deed Goes Unthreatened, Part 2 – A penny to charity does not make you a saint!

How To Spot A Bad Penny – She was counting on you counting, but man is she in for a disappointment!

A Penny For Your Loud Thoughts – For a penny less, it’s going to cost a whole lot more.

A Cent-less Attack – Sadly, retail workers can be expected to be attacked over a penny.

Using Her Outside Voice – To be fair, many NAR editors can only count their change out loud.

No Produce Reduce – Only the customers you find on this site get angry when you charge them fewer pennies.

A Price For The Devil To PayThe devil’s syrup is sinfully delicious – but it always comes at a very specific cost…

Not A Bad Penny Among Them – When this is all done, you’re going to want some whiskey too!

Sound Of The Penny Dropping – The Queen is a time traveler and the penny is proof!

In For A Penny, In For A Pound Bag – They saved a penny but lost their dignity.

Fickle Over A Nickel – A story about rounding up in a story roundup! Get it?

She’s A Bad Penny – Quite possibly one of the most pointless refunds we’ve ever seen on this site.


We hope you enjoyed this collection of penny-dreadful stories! Know any that we missed? Let us know in the comments! Want to submit your own story? Do it here!

Stay safe, everyone!

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