When You Become The Target Of Their Penny Pinching

, , , , | Right | January 13, 2019

(In Canada we have phased out the penny but we still accept American pennies once we do a currency exchange.)

Me: “Okay your total is $15.03.”

Customer: *hands me 15 Canadian dollars and three pennies*

Me: “Oh sorry, ma’am, we don’t accept pennies anymore.”

Customer: “But it says $.03.”

Me: “We just round up. Canada has phased out the penny.”

Customer: “But these are American.”

Me: “Ma’am, unless I do a current exchange the machine won’t accept any pennies. It will say error if I type in $15.03.”

Customer: “Well all I have left is these pennies and I’m not changing.”

Me: “Okay, well since I’m new I’m going to have to go and get my manager to show me how to do a currency exchange.”

Customer: *groans* “FINE!” *pulls out a dime and takes back pennies* “Happy? You know Target takes pennies.”

Me: “And there are no more Targets in Canada, so that makes sense. Here’s your change.” *hands her $.05*

Customer: “Oh but you accept $.05 cents?”

Me: “…yes.”

Customer: “I’m going to write a really angry letter to Parliament.”

Me: “You do that, ma’am. Have a good day.”

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