View Full Version : Good thing the customer didn't take me up on this

02-16-2020, 04:50 AM
In our tills, we have (of course) rolls of coins, to be opened as needed. For some reason, the rolls of dimes are the WORST. They are either in hard-to-open plastic containers, or hard-to-open plastic containers that have been taped shut ( and I mean taped from one end to the other), or paper rolls ... that, lately, have been taped shut. With tape from one end to the other.

The other day I saw I was getting low on dimes and checked under the $10 bills for more rolls. Just one more roll ... and it was the paper-and-lotsa-tape variety. I had no customers ATM, so I pulled it out and started trying to find just ONE loose edge on the paper from which I could start to peel the roll off. Nothing.

I tossed it back in the till when customers started coming through, but I knew it was going to be needed soon. I finally had the bright idea to not put it back into the till, but rather work on it whenever I had a minute. I was thinking sourly that I would need to use dynamite to get the damn thing open when a customer walked up.

Normal inquiry: "Would you like some bags today?"

My inquiry at that point: "Would you like some dynamite?"

Customer: :headscratch:

I explained what was going on and the customer got a good laugh out of it.

02-16-2020, 01:18 PM
Those awkward moments when your train of thought rolls out of your mouth.... :o

02-17-2020, 04:59 AM
Those awkward moments when your train of thought rolls out of your mouth.... :o

... and promptly derails ...

03-02-2020, 11:34 PM
... and promptly derails ...

...and crashes into another train of thought...