But The Chocolate Bars Would Have Been Bigger

, , , , | Working | June 16, 2017

(I am paying for fuel and snacks. A lot of credit/debit card machines allow you to tap to pay, but some still require the pin. I’m not certain what the limit is for tap and pay on my card so I usually try it and see if it asks for a pin.)

Me: “Can I tap it or do I need to put in the pin?”

Cashier: “No, it’s chip and pin. We haven’t got the new machines yet. Old school.”

Me: *jokingly, as I put in my pin* “What is this, the 20th century?”

Cashier: “Yeah, it’s like being in the ‘80s, haha.”

Me: *looks around at the pristine shop filled with well lit displays of convenience foods, the coffee machine, and the ATM in the corner* “Clearly you don’t remember the ‘80s.”

Cashier: *handing me my receipt* “Well, I wasn’t born then. Why, what would this have been like in the 80s?”

Me: “You would have been in a little shack with maybe a few chocolate bars and a toilet if you were lucky.”

Cashier: *looks genuinely shocked*

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