Even though the register has told them what change to give.
A little story; Went into a McDonald’s once and got an order that was $4.73 total. Gave the girl behind the counter $5. She said the registers were down, and wasn’t sure how much the change was. I told her it was $.27. She dug around and came up with a bunch of nickles and a couple of pennies. I did ask her why she didn’t just give me a quarter and 2 pennies. Her answer? “But you said it was 27 cents change!”. I asked her “How much is a quarter and 2 pennies??” She looked at me blankly for a couple of seconds before FINALLY saying; “Oh Yeah, I guess that IS 27 cents, isn’t it?”
The family owned booth at the county fair had a cash register that didn’t display the change to be given. Our first question to the teen applicants? “Quick! How many quarters in a dollar??” If they weren’t fast enough, they ended up punching onions for the onion ring booth.
We did make it easy (relative term) on them because all our items were priced with tax included and we only had to give change in some interval of 25 cents.
And the ones who hand you the bills first, then the coins so they slide off the bills onto the floor, or asphalt if at a drive through. I was taught to hand out the coin change first so the customer can hold it securely in his palm, then the bills which can be held with the fingers.
@Rebecca, yes, perfect example of what this comic is for, the obscure things that bother us all but never get mentioned
pretty much everywhere we go these days the cash register does all the math for the cashier (fortunately)
October 19, 2017