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Thursday, April 10, 2008

what is the world coming to?

i remember a time when one was handed their change, after the purchase of goods , in an efficient and helpful manner. what happened? years ago i worked retail and i always handed someone their coins and then the bills and then the receipt being sure to give them time to put everything away before walking away from my counter. nowadays everything is stacked into one pile and handed to you all at once.

receipt
bills
coins

then, you have to stand there and juggle the change into its place, separate the bills from the receipt, put them in their home and then deal with receipt (usually shoving it down in the bag).** and then when you don't move out of the way immediately you piss off everyone in line behind you and the checkout clerk. i can always feel them burning wholes into the side of my head with their glares.

i miss change transaction efficiency

**the answer to 'would you like your receipt in the bag or with you' should always be 'in the bag' so let's start putting it there without asking the question. if lone werido wants it with them, they can pull it out later.

8 Comments:

  • k,i'm the one wierdo that wants it with them. and what's a whole in the side of your head?

    i do so agree that people are rushed and i'm usually the one that pisses the others in lineoff so as to put my stuff away right then!

    did you go to walmart or something?

    By Blogger jodi, at April 11, 2008 at 10:56 AM  

  • hahahaha! 'holes' not 'wholes'. it's everywhere i go.

    By Blogger anna, at April 11, 2008 at 4:08 PM  

  • plus, you would be.

    By Blogger anna, at April 11, 2008 at 4:08 PM  

  • I don't care if they lump the reciept in with the bills, but I hate coins on bills.

    I want coins first, then bills with or without reciept.

    By Blogger piehammer, at April 14, 2008 at 4:56 PM  

  • word

    By Blogger anna, at April 15, 2008 at 8:03 AM  

  • i concur. transaction efficiency is lost on the half-wits destined to take over this country.


    i'm going to go put a bag over my head and weep.

    By Blogger FRITZ, at April 20, 2008 at 8:59 AM  

  • I SO agree!
    You really do have to juggle all of your stuff and the people behind you are in such a rush --- and to think it is all the cashier's fault!! I think you should write a letter to all retail corporations and have them train their employees on the "old school" way to give back change!

    By Anonymous Susan, at April 22, 2008 at 10:02 AM  

  • ha! good idea

    By Blogger anna, at April 22, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

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