Even Owners Have A Stupid Quota

| | Right | March 10, 2008

(A customer gives me a Canadian quarter. I refuse to accept it. He gets angry.)

Me: “Sir, I can’t accept this quarter. It’s Canadian.”

Customer: “So? I got it from somewhere in the US so you must accept it.”

Me: “No, sir, I can not. My drawer will come up short.”

Customer: “It’s not my fault someone gave me this quarter! Why should I take the blame for it? Take the quarter!”

Me: “Oh, I see. So it is my fault, then?”

Customer: “YES! Take the quarter!”

(I take a quarter out of my pocket and then throw that Canadian quarter across the room to a trash can.)

Customer: “Call your manager.”

Me: *smiling* “I am the owner, sir. How can I help you?”

 

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  • Patrick Davies

    Normally American/Canadian coins are just used interchangeably. They are identical in terms of size, weight and metallic composition. This is the employee/owner just being a jerk.

    I regularly get American coins in my change and no clerk ever bats an eye at accepting them, even though the banks don’t change coin.