Older Than Twenty

, , , , , | Right | August 20, 2020

I’m working at the cash register at a fast-food restaurant. We cater to older guests and it is not unusual to see several retired people on any night. There is also a fall festival going on celebrating the cider mills in the area and the 100th year. Part of this festival is a walking and biking trail through several orchards; the participants all get shirts.

Me: “Hello! Wow, that’s the second time I’ve seen someone in a shirt like that today. What is it from?”

Customer: “Oh! It’s from [Festival]. We did fifty miles today!”

Customer’s Husband: “Yeah, so we’re really hungry but we’re not sure what to get.”

Me: “Wow, that’s awesome! If you’re really hungry, I would recommend one of our dinners. They don’t come with a drink, but they have larger portions and your choice of two sides. If you’re more interested in a burger, our Deluxe is another popular option.”

The customer and her husband order and decide to eat in the dining room.

Me: “All right! That will be [price].”

The customer hands me a $20 bill. I look at the bill; something doesn’t seem right.

Me: “Wow! This bill seems off.”

I look into my drawer at the other twenties.

Customer: “Well, it’s not counterfeit.”

Me: “Oh, no, I realized what it is; this is one of the old twenties. Look, right here; it’s from 1985! Your bill is older than I am!”

Customer: “Wow! Well, would you look at that? I only got it yesterday!”

Me: “Y’know, it may not seem like much, but this is the most interesting thing that has happened tonight. Here is your change. Enjoy your meal.”

Customer: “I’m glad we could make your day a little better!”

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