Dusty Devil Dale Posted December 7, 2022 Share Posted December 7, 2022 Today, my wife bought groceries. The young clerk told her it was $75, so my wife handed her a $ 100 bill. She input the $100 into the computer-register and the machine made change. But the change was not the expected even $25. The machine dumped coin change into the little COVID cup and the cashier began counting paper money change When the total finally appeared on the screen, it explained the discrepancy. The toral was actually $75.57. My wife didn't want the coin or small bills, so she handed the cashier the other $.57. The young clerk froze in place, pulled out her phone, and tried using the calculator to figure out how to handle the $.57. My wife explained: "I gave you $100.57. It costs $75.57, so just give me $25 change." The clerk didn't understand or believe her. She phoned the floor manager -- a young Millennial-age man. He played with the computer-register for a moment, canceling the transaction. Then he again scanned in all of the groceries, with the same $75.57 total. He took my wife's $100.57 payment and handed her $25. All was well------ until he reminded her to get her change out of the cup. My wife told him that if she took it, the register would come up short. He said it would not, because "the computer automatically computes the correct change". My wife left the change in the cup and left the store. It appears that several generations have not learned very basic arithmetic or critical thinking skills. It's kind of scary seeing what our schools have de-prioritized. I can't wait to see them handle crypto-currency. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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