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What the hell is wrong with us?!
We're messed up people.
Tenners are a happy medium.
its a rare treat
I took £60 out of it once. All in £5 notes. Madness.
But £20? Nah, that's fine in any till.
go and buy a can with a fifty
some girl paid the THREE POUNDS entry with a £50
A guy paid for a pint of milk with a £100 note. Only time I've ever seen one.
He was blatantly just doing it to break the note, but it was still a pain in the arse.
Is Epimer from Scotland?
People are dicks
when people pay with £20 / £50 notes for a bag of peas, it isn't really that much of a problem, since the register's always full of £10 / £5 notes to give back as change - no problems. It's when you get something coming to like £1.06 and they pay with a fiver, that's the problem - coins were a rarity in my cash register. Just wish they'd pay £5.10p, then at least I don't have to give out a shit load of coins just cause you can't be arsed to rummage through your purse. And then when you realise you have no change in your till, and it's mega busy on a saturday afternoon, and someone comes along with a £20 note paying for a packet of frozen peas, and they really /don't/ have any change, then you're in trouble.
God I don't miss working in a supermarket. But I always try and give the best change possible, for that reason.
lets say the peas cost £1.06 and you pay with a twenty, yes you give them a £10 and a £5 but you're still faced with your same conundrum surely?!
that it's not the fact it's a large note, it's that is a round number that's the problem. The small change is the problem, not the notes I would have to give back.
That's what always happens to me, and it makes me feel like a dick for not having the 6p.
but I never thought to ask until it was too late :(
Especially at the end of the day when there's not much change left in the till. And then people moan when they're given £18 change in coins cos all the notes have run out. Foreign students at the start of term are the worst. Paying for that 59p creme egg with a £50? I think not...
coming over here, stealing our coppers
is a good way of drawing attention to the fact your paying with a 20 in bars - in case some unscrupulous git gives you change for a tenner of whatever
Not that I'd know, I only realised you could get bank notes that weren't big and red last week
They can't claim you gave them a tenner if you actually tell them you have a 20.
I went to Hungary a few years ago and got a load of their notes from a cashpoint. Despite them only being worth about £20 max, nowhere seemed to want to take the larger ones, not even supermarkets.
When the cashier counts out your change into your hand. But they're not counting out the actual value of the change. They're counting up from the total price of the goods, back up to the value of the money you gave them.
It's something I've never been able to get my head around as they're doing it.
Do they do it to avoid you having to do the maths of how much you change you should be getting, in the mistaken belief than you're too thick to add one number to another, should you be suspicious that they've ripped you off, and that incrementally counting back up to the amount of cash you handed over is in any way helpful?
Icing on the cake: they put the note and/or receipt in your palm, and the pile of change on top. So much wrongness about that.
I can count perfectly well, and I trust them to give me the right change, even then a cursory glance is all that is required to make sure they haven't forgotten the odd tenner or made a huge error. Perhaps they get a lot of numerically illiterate customers who accuse them of short changing them?
As for receipt / note / change arseholes, I just stand there blocking the next person while slowly and casually extracting them from each other, putting them in my wallet or pocket, then say thanks and leave.
'Eh?! Wha' was that?!'
And so on.
I used to work in M&S and part of their training was that you give the customer the change first and then the notes/receipt. Fucks me off when they do it the other way round, no one likes receiving them that way so why hand it over like that?! Fuck you!
That's okay! We always need change!
the feeling of dread I get just before I hand my £20 over. Like I'm just about to reveal myself as some cruel hearted killer.
Noone has ever refused my £20 note...
It's £20... I bought three pints of Kirin Ichiban on Friday - £13.35.
£20 ain't much cash nowadays.
As for getting fivers from a machine, about the worst thing that can happen to me.
I've been told that I can't get a bus with a £20.00. I had to go to a local shop, buy some chewing gum or something and then wait for the next bus. Madness. I'm pretty sure this has happened more than once to me.
I hate myself.
but you can't just abruptly say 'no', really.
"Do you have our ___ card?"
No and I don't fucking want one! I already have enough crap in my wallet!
Here in the US it never fails that you get behind someone paying for a pack of gum and writing a check (and can't find their pen, or the checkbook and have to balance the checkbook before leaving...) Nearly as annoying as the people who don't know their PIN for the debit card (and have to call someone to get it) or paying for the gum using a $100 bill. "Express line" my butt!