Dime To Say Goodbye

, , , | Right | December 18, 2020

I work at a well-known fast food chain. I am working at the drive-thru window.

Me: “Your total is $19.86, sir.”

He hands me over $20, a nickel, and a dime. The dime drops while it is in his hands still.

Me: “I apologize, sir, but your dime accidentally dropped. Would you like me to use just the twenty instead and hand you back the nickel?”

Customer: “No, I want you to use the twenty and the nickel, and then I want you to come out here and get my dime for me.”

Me: *Confused* “I’m sorry?”

He explains the entire thing to me again. I am stammering, unsure of what to say.

Me: “I can’t do that for you, sir. I apologize.”

Customer: “Well, you’re going to do it anyway.”

Annoyed, I look away and spot a dime on the counter from someone else’s change that was left there earlier. I grab it and hold it up to him.

Me: “I have one right here.”

Customer: “Well, good.”

I gave him his change and didn’t look at him for the rest of the exchange.

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