When Gift Cards Are A Curse

, , , , , | Right | March 21, 2019

I work at a coffee chain on drive-thru. Some lady hands me a gift card to a popular chain store. I hesitate and ask a coworker if these can be used as payment.

He comes to the window and helps me explain for fifteen minutes on why her “perfectly good gift card” cannot be used as payment for her coffee… even though “IT HAS MONEY ON IT!”

We’re explaining this long enough that a decent line forms and our manager takes notice. Our manager comes to see what the problem is, looks at the gift card in shock and shakes their head.

Eventually we convinced the lady to pay in cash… all while she mutters “never in my days have I seen someplace deny my perfectly good money!”

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