Change Can Be Difficult, Part 3

, | Working | February 21, 2013

Employee: “Hi. What can I get you?”

Me: “I’ll have a two burrito meal, please.”

Employee: “What size?”

Me: “Large.”

(At that moment, a manager comes up and tells the employee they can only do a medium meal.)

Employee: “Oh, I’m sorry, sir. We only have a medium.”

Me: “That’s fine.”

(The manager proceeds to tell the employee how to work the cash register and at that moment, I realize that the employee is new.)

Employee: “Is there anything else, sir?”

Me: “Yes. I’d like a large peppermint hot chocolate.”

(My total is $5.70, so I take a 20 dollar bill out of my wallet and hand it to the employee.)

Employee: “Your change is $5.70.”

Me: “…My change is $5.70?”

Employee: “I’m sorry. I meant your total is $5.70.”

Manager: “He’s new here.”

Me: *laughing* “Oh, that’s alright. If my change actually was $5.70, I’d say the register was trying to short change me.”

(I give the 20 dollar bill to the cashier and see that my actual change is $14.30.)

Employee: “Okay, your change is $4.30.”

Me: “…My change is $4.30?”

Employee: *laughs* “I mean your change is $14.30!”


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