Sunday, November 29, 2009

PSA-How To COUNT Change When Your Cash Register Is Wrong

So, I went to the grocery store yesterday. Bought $51.49 worth of stuff. Gave the cashier $55.00. She rang in $550.00....and then couldn't figure out how much to give me! Poor thing was gonna give me well over $5. So I stopped her, told her to put all the change back int he drawer and start counting over.

Me:Count up from $51.49 to $55
Cashier: ??
Me: get a penny, htat makes $51.50, now 2 quarters, that's $52.00, now a toonie and a loonie makes $55. See?
Cashier:Here you are

Ths thing I found scary was that clearly she had not been taught how to make change. You give whatever the little screen tells you and that's it. If hte screen is wrong, they flounder. This was the second time in 2 weeks I've had that happen. The other time the cashier was going to give me $60 more than she should have for change....

So, the way to make change, if your little screen is clearly wrong, is to count the money UP from the sale value to the money totlat that was given to you.

It would be funny if it didn't keep happening to me. And I am too honest to take the extra money and run.