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"Here's your sign"
« on: June 01, 2015, 07:03:29 AM »
Driving through a terrible storm in PA yesterday and decided Mother Nature had won and pulled into a KOA for the night. $47 for the night. I asked the attendant if she could split the charge on to two credit cards and she said yes. When she handed me the receipts one was for $20 and the other was for $27! I asked her why she didn't put $23.50 on each card, she said "because the math was easier for her this way"!
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 07:49:15 AM »
You didn't say split evenly.  She could have done it $1 and 46$  :D
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015, 08:05:28 AM »
With respect: Neither card had $47.00 of available funds ?

I can see spitting a charge of $2000.00, but $47.00?

I am confused but that doesn't take much these days.  :)
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2015, 08:47:35 AM »
I can see $23 and $24, just for simplicity, but $20/$27? 
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2015, 09:59:52 AM »
$20 and $27 makes perfect sense to me. We all do math differently, this worked for her.
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2015, 10:06:12 AM »
You're probably lucky she did not "split" it $47 and $47!  :o
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2015, 04:43:50 PM »
With respect: Neither card had $47.00 of available funds ?

I can see spitting a charge of $2000.00, but $47.00?

I am confused but that doesn't take much these days.  :)
It may have had nothing to do with that.

I used to take a Class A on the road for business trips, often making it a combination camping/business trip. In some cases, when it was mutually beneficial, a client would agree to pay half the expenses.

That is just one example. Granted, I never split charges but I could have.



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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2015, 04:49:31 PM »
With respect: Neither card had $47.00 of available funds ?

I can see spitting a charge of $2000.00, but $47.00?

I am confused but that doesn't take much these days.  :)
We have someone along for part of our trip and we were splitting our expenses. Her wish not ours and the $27 was on my card.
With respect: Must be nice to have sooo much money you only need to split charges of $2k or more :)
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2015, 05:27:59 PM »
being a former resident of Pennatucky  :(  and a 1964 graduate of RHS (Reading High School, Reading, Pa.) I can definitely attest the problem was attributable to the new math taught in their schools!  :-[
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2015, 06:13:22 PM »
I think she/he was talking about the credit limit on his/her credit card. Hence the $2000.00 limit.
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2015, 06:34:19 AM »
20/47 makes sense to me but had I been the clerk I would have ask you how you wanted it split.

I often split payment between cash and card or between card and card.. Epically when one of the cards is a gift card.
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2015, 07:42:31 AM »
There's always the possibility that the person does have issues with math. Many times I've seen young cashiers at stores get totally lost when it comes to giving change if they don't have a computer to figure it out for them.
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2015, 10:42:22 AM »
When I was a young'un I worked for a guy that had strict cash register rules that had to be followed.
All bills were placed in the drawers head up and facing the same way, count the change backwards to the
customer, say thank you and address the customer by name if you knew it.  A lost art that I miss. 
I still say thank you to the cashier then silently berate myself for doing what should be there job. 
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2015, 07:21:57 AM »
There's always the possibility that the person does have issues with math. Many times I've seen young cashiers at stores get totally lost when it comes to giving change if they don't have a computer to figure it out for them.

It's all too common these days. They even get confused if, for example, the bill is $6.15 and you give them a $10 bill then, after they've entered it into the register, you give them the $.15 from your pocket. Sad...
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2015, 09:41:16 AM »
When I was a young'un I worked for a guy that had strict cash register rules that had to be followed.
All bills were placed in the drawers head up and facing the same way, count the change backwards to the
customer, say thank you and address the customer by name if you knew it.  A lost art that I miss. 
I still say thank you to the cashier then silently berate myself for doing what should be there job.
I must have worked for the same guy. I still keep the bills in my wallet the same way.

I also think it is faster to count change backwards than to wait for the register, err, "POS" to tell you how much to give. I often see a delay as the clerk, presumably, is thinking what is the best order to retrieve the change. Going backwards it was just pennies-to-quarters, singles-to-twenties and done (well, rarely twenties as change back then).



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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2015, 11:54:13 AM »
I once had to teach a barista at a coffee shop how to count change backwards. Their cash register/computer was not working and they were only doing cash sales. She did not know how to count from $4.26 from a $10.

As a side note, my pet peeve is that almost all cashiers nowadays put the dollars in your hands first, then lay the coins on top, then you have to balance it until you can get your other hand out to take the coins before they slide off.  >:(
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2015, 12:33:39 PM »
Murphy's law  "things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance,"
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2015, 09:25:28 PM »
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my pet peeve is that almost all cashiers nowadays put the dollars in your hands first, then lay the coins on top, then you have to balance it until you can get your other hand out to take the coins before they slide off.



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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2015, 10:17:26 PM »
i used to be something of a math wiz but now that i'm over 50 and barely ever use it i'm finding myself getting brain-locked over the simplest equations. i'm certain it's not an age thing.... :o

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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2015, 07:52:46 AM »

As a side note, my pet peeve is that almost all cashiers nowadays put the dollars in your hands first, then lay the coins on top, then you have to balance it until you can get your other hand out to take the coins before they slide off.  >:(

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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2015, 08:18:17 AM »
A credit card avoids all that hassle with cash ;)
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2015, 09:23:14 AM »
Apparently not when you have to split it.  ;D




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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2015, 07:39:05 PM »
 :-[ or when the card /s are maxed out...
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2015, 09:08:51 PM »
Another thing that is lost now and/or not taught in schools is telling time.  I was waiting for a high school baseball game to begin and a student who was also waiting for the same game asked me the time.  I replied quarter til.  They asked me to repeat it.  So I said quarter til 4.  They didn't know what that meant until I said it was 3:45.

As for the change on top of the bills, I usually try and pull my hand away before they can put the change on top. Then I make them wait a second while I can put the bills in my other hand and then accept the change in a cupped hand.  If they give me the change first ok, but not the other way around.
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2015, 09:26:31 PM »
i used to be something of a math wiz but now that i'm over 50 and barely ever use it i'm finding myself getting brain-locked over the simplest equations. i'm certain it's not an age thing.... :o

Couldn’t possibly be an age thing…

One of my first jobs was cooking at an A&W drive in. While looking at the order slips on the “wheel” I would add up the orders in my head, and sometimes find mistakes that the carhops had made. This was while flipping burgers, handling the fryers and putting orders together.

Fast forward to the present: I’m lost without a calculator, and don’t get me started on spell check.
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2015, 11:14:25 AM »
Couldn’t possibly be an age thing…

One of my first jobs was cooking at an A&W drive in. While looking at the order slips on the “wheel” I would add up the orders in my head, and sometimes find mistakes that the carhops had made. This was while flipping burgers, handling the fryers and putting orders together.

Fast forward to the present: I’m lost without a calculator, and don’t get me started on spell check.

Comes under "use or lose it."  One of my jobs when before calculators were even available to the public, was working in a NAPA auto parts store.

We were required to add invoices, containing multiple entries,  calculate tax when appropriate and do this quickly.  Any errors came out of our pocket!

Could not do that today on a bet.
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Re: "Here's your sign"
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2015, 05:54:10 PM »
Apparently not when you have to split it.  ;D




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