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    Senseless & Centsless, Part 4

    , | Montreal, QC, Canada | Employees, Extra Stupid, Math & Science, Money

    Cashier: “That’ll be $11.51.”

    Me: “…I’ve got $21.50. I’m missing one cent.”

    Cashier: “That’s okay.”

    Me: *hands over $21.50*

    Cashier: *starts preparing $9.99 change*

    Me: “Look, here’s a nickel.”

    Cashier: *takes the nickel, stares at it*

    Me: “So you can give me $10.04.”

    Cashier: “I can’t.”

    Me: “I just gave you five more cents.”

    Cashier: “Right…”

    Me: “So the change is $10.04.”

    Cashier: *deer in the headlights*

    Me: “With the nickel, I’ve now given you $21.55.”

    Cashier: “Right…”

    Me: “So the change is $10.04.”

    Cashier: *looks over helplessly at coworker*

    Me: “That’s the change. With the extra nickel.”

    (They finally gave me $10.04, but looked uncertain about the whole transaction!)

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