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Brad from Georgia
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Dog, do you ever chow down at the Sportsmen's Lodge? When we were visiting friends there last winter, we had a wonderful brunch there, and I remember the coffee as good to the last drop. I was the last one who dropped, and I should know.

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Zakor2
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quote:
Originally posted by Chloe:
Today I stopped for drive-thru coffee: total 86c. I offered $1.11, and the young woman, I suspect a college student, took the bill and shook the change back into my hand, saying "It's only 86c." I said "I know," and gave it back to her. She came back to the window with a quarter, and a smile on her face, and said "I just knew you were doing something slick." [Roll Eyes]

Don't even get me started about the fun of the next stop at the post office, where I had to get an envelope weighed and then asked for twice the postage so that I could put the same stamps on the SAE I was enclosing. Hilarity ensued, as two staff attempted to figure out how to do this. [Roll Eyes]

Grah. Someone say something clever...

I had the same thing happen, habitually, in Indiana. The reply there was, "You gave me too much m oney."

My reply would be, "Yes, that's the routine, most of the time I give you TOO MUCH MONEY and you give me the difference."

"Oh."

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Class Bravo
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I routinely use change on my cash purchases to make it so that I will get back a rounder number such as $.25, $.50, or $1.00. I have *never once* had a salesperson get confused when I handed them, say, $2.04 for something that costs $1.79. Based on the comments I have read in the many threads that have discussed this, it would seem that the salespeople / drive thru workers here in Southern CA have the strongest professional math skills in the nation. [Razz]
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Brad from Georgia
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Mrs. from Georgia always carries exact change for anything we are buying. It's amazing. Sometimes it takes her twenty minutes to fish it all out, but she'll have it to the farthing.

Brad "penny, I mean. But if we had farthings, she'd do that, too." from Georgia

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Jay Temple
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quote:
Originally posted by Class Bravo:
I routinely use change on my cash purchases to make it so that I will get back a rounder number such as $.25, $.50, or $1.00. I have *never once* had a salesperson get confused when I handed them, say, $2.04 for something that costs $1.79. Based on the comments I have read in the many threads that have discussed this, it would seem that the salespeople / drive thru workers here in Southern CA have the strongest professional math skills in the nation. [Razz]

That settles it. I don't care what other problems your schools have, Missouri needs to copy your system. Mine always get confused. My worst example, which I've told here before but bears repeating: My order came to (I think) 96¢. I gave the cashier $1 and a penny. She handed me back the penny and four more pennies!

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