Lucky Cow by Mark Pett

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    He will also worry that the day’s total will be wrong because he didn’t key in $50.00…because…

  2. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, almost 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    ……TBAR.
    I worked a register before. After a while you can do math in your head quickly and easily. ($37.57 back)

  3. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The easy way is to start counting out money from 12.43 until you get to 50.00. They used to teach that in school.

  4. cobraman7594

    cobraman7594 said, almost 2 years ago

    I agree with ellisaana. My first boss taught us to count up. Unfortunately, fast food chains are making today’s youth ignorant. They don’t even have to count change anymore. It’s automatically spit out for them.

  5. sundogusa

    sundogusa said, almost 2 years ago

    When I volunteer at an event and have to count back change, folks in my generation have a nice smile. Some of the younger ones don’t get it. You’re not using a calculator? Why?

  6. Tsukuyomi

    Tsukuyomi said, almost 2 years ago

    Neil’s look on panel two kind of reminds me of Squidward.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Considering the kinds of registers today he shouldn’t have to figure it out at all. But it is funny.

  8. LadyChel

    LadyChel said, almost 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    Ack, I’m envious. I’m terrible at doing math in my head. I did work as a waitress, but sometimes, since I had the little pad and pen in my hand, I’d just jot it down :P
    Aren’t guys supposed to be better at that, visualizing? Or is that just spatial ability?

  9. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    First, most registers these days, fast food registers at least, won’t complete the sale until you enter the tender amount, whereupon it calculates the change for you. Second, there was a tale in the Readers’ Digest from a customer who was ordering at a fast food joint when the power went out. Kid at the register said, “Well, I guess we have to do this the old-fashioned way,” and pulled a calculator out of the till.

  10. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    when you finally figure it out, be sure to stuff the guy’s change, bills and receipt into his hand so he has to separate them

  11. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Or just subtract $12.43 from $50.00.

  12. runar

    runar said, almost 2 years ago

    @ellisaana

    I was trained that way by someone who used to work in one of the old-style department stores.

  13. flyintheweb

    flyintheweb said, almost 2 years ago

    Now you see the real reason soem places won’t take anything over a 20 – it’s not counterfeits, it limits the losses when the kids screw up the change…

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Took me awhile to train myself to do simple arithmetic in my head. Still do it to keep up the practice.

  15. Toronto2

    Toronto2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Back in the late ’60s, automated change registers were becoming common, where the coins would slide down into a little metal bowl for you, and the clerk just had to deal with the bills. Whatever happened to them?

    (BTW in Canada, we have $1 and $2 coins, so change making is not only a bit more complicated, but customers are more likely to want to get rid of a handful of change to pay.

    And very few Canadian bank branches have free coin deposit machines.

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