Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Simple math

Checking out at a big box store yesterday, my purchases rang up at $16.04.

I handed the clerk a twenty, and he punched the payment into the register. Then he got a worried look on his face.

After maybe a three second pause, he reaches for the register next to his, and starts punching in data.
A look of relief comes to his face.

He then disbursed my $3.98 in change.

As I walked out of the store, my receipt supported of my suspicion.

The cashier had accidentally punched in my payment as $16.04 rather than a twenty, and he apparently had no idea how to figure how much I was due back without resorting to electronic intervention.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Doug,

    you could have quibbled about the 2 cents too much that he gave you.