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Blackbuster Critic
10-09-2008, 05:59 PM
Customer: Excuse me, how much is this?
Me: 100 cents
Customer: *looks confused and looks through wallet and pulls out two dollars* Is...this...enough?
Me: O_O' Err...you need one more dollar.
Customer: AH! ok. *hands me THREE DOLLARS*
Me: :no::headscratch::jawdrop::rant::doh::mad::deadhor se:

Evil Queen
10-09-2008, 08:45 PM
Bit mean, don't you think? Why couldn't you just say it was a dollar?

Blackbuster Critic
10-09-2008, 11:54 PM
Bit mean, don't you think? Why couldn't you just say it was a dollar?

What exactly is mean about it? Everyone with a proper brain should be able to connect 100 cents = 1 dollar. But he proceeded to give me THREE.

edible_hat
10-09-2008, 11:58 PM
I once confused a CSR by doing this:

CSR: "That's $10."
Me: [handing over two $5 notes] "OK, two pink ladies"

Turns out she'd never heard "pink lady" referring to the Australian $5 note before. (as for why, just have a look at it: http://www.rba.gov.au/CurrencyNotes/NotesInCirculation/five_dollar.html )

Evil Queen
10-10-2008, 04:19 AM
What exactly is mean about it? Everyone with a proper brain should be able to connect 100 cents = 1 dollar. But he proceeded to give me THREE.

Were they local? Because not everyone on this continent uses pennies and cents and collars.

Now I ask again; what was with saying "100 cents" when "a dollar" would have been fine?

Balgram
10-10-2008, 04:24 PM
It was a joke.

It was funny.

I immensely enjoyed it!

SpyOne
10-13-2008, 12:59 AM
But he proceeded to give me THREE.

I get you on the 100 cents = one dollar thing. Kinda funny. And kinda brain-burpy that he handed you 2 dollars and asked if it was enough.
But at this point he's obviously confused. I don't see anything brain-burpy in him believing you when you told him, after having received 2 dollars, that you needed one more.

That's where the funny stops for me. Funny would have been saying something witty as you returned one dollar to him as his "change". Lying to him about how much money he needs is just straying towards mean. (Even if you geve him his two dollars back after.)

Apparently, your milage varies.

GingerBiscuit
10-13-2008, 07:29 PM
I would probably be a bit confused, because
a) I'm not from the US
b) I don't tend to think in terms of the smaller denominations when I'm expecting to pay the larger ones.

For me it would be like someone saying 240p- it would take me a while to figure they wanted 2.40, I'd think they were asking for 240, and it would confuse me for a second.

Had that in a shop once, when I was fourteen, I picked up some stuff and the person behind the counter asked for 200 pence, I misheard it as 200, got confused and scared, and then he decided to let me on the 'joke'. I felt humilated and unhappy.

wanderingjoe72
10-17-2008, 12:33 AM
Why should SCs get to be the only ones to make "jokes". It swings both ways. I like hearing that one every now and then. I makes you think and if you think, therefore you are.

Bliss
10-17-2008, 10:39 PM
Now I ask again; what was with saying "100 cents" when "a dollar" would have been fine?

I personalyl think he was baiting the customer to cause an error.

Evil Queen
10-18-2008, 01:50 PM
Bliss, I'd have to agree with that assessment; after all, he did tell the customer he needed another dollar.

So now my question becomes How much change did the customer get back?

RetailWorkhorse
10-18-2008, 03:02 PM
Bit mean, don't you think? Why couldn't you just say it was a dollar?

Excuse me as I quote from Real Life:

"Excuse me, how much is this?"
"Everything's a dollar."
"Really? How much is this?"
"One dollar."
"How much is this?"
"That's a dollar."
"What about this?"
"Every. Thing. Is. A. Dollar."
"Fantastic! How much is this?"

*Twitches*

edible_hat
10-19-2008, 08:50 AM
I experienced this today:


SC: "How much are these?" (while pointing to clearance bin, containing clearance items which have price stickers on them)
Me: "That depends on which one you want." (true because there are a few different items in there and some have different prices.)
SC: "Ah ok." (walks away)

Ironclad Alibi
10-20-2008, 01:19 AM
To cause more confusion in the US, ask the clerk if they accept Federal Reserve Notes.

(Most paper money in circulation in the US are Federal Reserve Notes.)