My lunch, earlier this week:
Cranky Old Man: Hello Wendy’s. I would like some crap food.
Wendy: We have that!That will be $3.22!
Cranky Old Man: OK, here is a 5, a quarter and two pennies.
Wendy: *looks befuddled by someone giving coins, punches scary math problem into computer*
Wendy: Your change is $2.04.
Cranky Old Man: My change should be $2.05. I gave you $5.27
Wendy: You gave me $5.26.
Cranky Old Man: The change on the order was 0.22. Why would I give you just one penny?
Wendy: *Blank stare*
Cranky Old Man: I am not going to fight about a stupid penny
Wendy: Well, I can’t open my drawer.
Wendy: *Produces order; keeps receipt.*
Is it the ubiquitous use of debit cards instead of cash money that make them unable to make change? Is it a store policy that you just punch in whatever the tender is and give back whatever the machine tells you too? Is it also a store policy that prevents them from saying WTF? when someone hands them change they do not understand?
Does Wendy REALLY think I am trying to scam them out of that extra penny?