By Ralph Hipp
Okay, so I grabbed some dinner last night; and it was $7.32 (boy, the prices of those combos has gone up.. and I just had a salad and a drink!) I always check my change and gave the young cash register server at the counter $20.32. She had already punched in my $20 first, so it came up $12.68. When I handed her that extra 32 cents, her face drained of color and she lost her cheerful smile.
I had totally confused her. How much change do I give Ralph now?
So I explained to her that all she had to do was hand me back $13, and we were all even. Sad to say, how many of our teens who are working pretty hard at these jobs, have lost the touch of the fine art of counting change? (So that's 35, 40, 50, one, two and ten makes twenty..) Remember counting your change UP? They have also not taught the fine art of doing that in some places, too I guess.
Have you had this happen to you? I felt bad for this young lady because if they don't give you what the digital readout says, they may not know what to give you at all. Ralph