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Unfortunately, The Penny Dropped, Part 2

, , , , , , | Working | December 11, 2020

In Canada, we’ve discontinued the use of pennies in our monetary system. I am in Grand Forks, North Dakota with my family, and we stop at a store to buy snacks for the road trip back home. My total is $4.99, and I pay with a $5 bill. The woman at cash tries to give me a penny, and I decline.

Me: “I’m from Canada, and we don’t use pennies. Just keep it. Sorry!”

Apparently, this is the wrong thing to say.

Cashier: *Getting mad* “You Canadians think that you’re better than Americans for not using pennies! It’s very rude to not accept the penny!”

I just went, “Uh-huh,” and ran.

Unfortunately, The Penny Dropped