Things really shouldn’t be that complicated… and yet they can be. This sort of thing DOES happen in retail, ya know.
See it happen at fast food places with coupons all the time.
Wow, no calculator in sight.
Okay now, after his coupon… the guy wants to pay half with cash…half with travelers’ check…and, uh, half again with a debit card???
Yay, a tipper.
Four forms of payment for less than $60.00??????? Why doesn’t he take out a yoyo and a pen knife and throw them in on the deal?
I treated a nephew to a lunch at Pizza Hut, but their credit card machine wasn’t working. I had to leave my nephew there as collateral and ran to the nearest gas station to use their ATM.
Yeah…this guy needs to play a little game I like to call ‘Either pay all with one method or jump out of an airplane with no parachute’
I’ve been in similar situations and even though I know I can figure it out, I have that initial “brain freeze” moment when I just do not want to deal with it.
On the plus side, if Randie survives this transaction, the rest of the day’s transactions probably won’t be as bad.
I’m still loving how the guy presents the coupon and then says that he wants to pay half with cash, half with travelers’ check and, uh, half again, with atm card.
Up next? Maybe a customer partial-return of purchase price and tax less a restocking fee. Uh, restocking charge on the returned item(s)before tax calculation or after??? MOUSE!
There’s another side to that problem. Just this morning I tried to buy a repackaged item at a major electronics store that the manager said would be 10% off. He sent a newbie hire up to the checkstand with me to vouch for the discount. He and two other clerks couldn’t figure out how to calculate and enter it in the system and said I’d have to take it to returns, a furlong away in that cavernous building. I left the item on the counter and walked out in disgust.
First off, guy’s a jerk for not presenting the coupon BEFORE the purchase. If I forget my coupon until after they’ve rung it up, I won’t even bother, I will save it for next time. Unless it’s about to expire, in which case I will make sure to point out to the poor cashier that it’s ONLY if it wouldn’t be too much trouble to followup … otherwise forget it, my fault.
Secondly, you SEE they are having register issues and you want to pull a convoluted transaction like that? What are you, a sadist? Sheesh.
Yes, as a math geek it depresses me that people aren’t more in tune with math (I feel you, Kona, I would have walked out too!), especially with how vital it is to know anymore. But all I reasonably expect is a basic grasp of math, not complex problem solving skills – would be NICE, but not gonna hold my breath on that one, heh. I would never (if I could help it) do what this guy did here … I would just think that to be cruel.
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