Sunday, May 21, 2017

Different world...




 
Early the other morning I headed out to the Sacramento River Discovery Center gardens to check out the Romneya coulteri - Matlalija Poppies they are growing.
Since it was early and I had only had a few cups of coffee I decided to go through the drive thru and get a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit and a large black coffee to take with me. It came to $6.67. I handed the girl at the window a $10 a $1 and .67 cents.  She looked dumb founded, slammed the window shut, fumbled around for a bit, slammed the window open, and handed me a $5, a $1 and .23 cents, and slammed the window shut. Now, I was dumb founded. She was busy taking other orders and rolling her eyes, so I tapped on her window.  Window slams open, "Yes?". 
"Ah, you gave me too much money back, I just should have gotten back a $5."  
"What, no I didn't give you too much!"  
"I realize you are busy and it's early, but I have to live with my conscience, so you take back the $1.23, I'll keep the $5, and I promise to never ever darken this establishment again." 
"What ever!" 
It's a different world out there these day.
 

27 comments:

  1. Just seeing the poppy would have been enough. Gosh, those are gorgeous, and they really do resemble our white prickly poppies. There are a few differences, such as the arrangement of the stamens, but that only adds to the delight. I'd never heard of them until about two months ago. When I posted our poppy, everyone west of here started talking about your poppy -- gotta love the internet.

    As for your little exchange with the clerk: yep. And a different world isn't necessarily a better world, as we so well know. I'm no math expert, but at least I can make change.

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    1. shoreacres,
      The poppies are gorgeous, but sadly too large for this way over planted yard.
      I'm horrible at math, but was taught how to make change and about customer service as a kid...

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    2. shoreacres (Linda),
      Just finished reading your post about the Miracle Cafe https://shoreacres.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/lunch-at-the-miracle-cafe/
      What a great story!!!

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  2. All she had to do was put the total amount of cash received in the register and it would have told her $5. Bet she would have then given you five ones. LOL

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    1. Granny Annie,
      Hadn't thought of that, but you are most likely right. lol. I felt lucky that she didn't short change me, because then it would have hit the fan.

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  3. The young folks would prefer that you hand them a card that they can swipe...

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    1. LL,
      They and darn near everyone else, even my yoga instructor has a card reader on her phone, LOL. What is the world coming to...

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  4. It is sad that the younger generation does not understand making change and that little lady should be fired.

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    1. Changes in the wind,
      Most of them don't that is true. I worked nights in a high end restaurant and weekends as a cashier in a variety store during college and learned to make change early on. LOL, the restaurant provided me with my one meal of the day, and I thought I was in hog heaven, it is a different world today.

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  5. You're such a meany, Brig. Giving that poor girl all those extra bills and change. Kiiiiiiiding I tend to blame the owners and managers for not teaching them what to do when confronted with that scenario.

    That poppy is gorgeous and it also reminded me to scatter my opium poppy seeds in the garden - thanks.

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    1. Adrienne,
      I was the soul of discretion, but things would have gone much differently had she short changed me. LOL
      Loved the pics of your beautiful garden, and would like to see your poppies in bloom.

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  6. It is a dumber world at times. I have stopped patronizing some businesses for similar reasons.

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    1. BW Bandy,
      I wonder, my crew all know how to make change, and the value of a buck... but then they are country kids...

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  7. It is sad that none of them can count back change and rely on the machines to do their thinking. That poor child couldn't even use the machine right. Be fearful-- they shall be our new leaders.

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    1. Arkansas Patti,
      It is sad, but I don't believe it is true for all of them.
      I have six grandkids that are well grounded, hard working, and bright. They are not the only ones out there, you just seldom hear about any of them because they are busy working and getting the job done.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      LOL... you're dumb founded like I was!

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  9. Brig, I applaud your honesty.

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  10. We saw that recently also where the person looked blank until my husband told her that meant she'd give him back a quarter instead of pennies and nickels. They don't teach math in school anymore? lol

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    1. Rain,
      Guess it is a more common occurrence than I realized.

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  11. When I worked the cash register in the gift shop at the museum, it tells you the amount of change. It was two weeks before I noticed that and did it the old fashioned way. Customers were not used to having their changes counted out the, they looked confused, and impatient.

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    1. Celia,
      I wouldn't have though someone would be confused by having their change counted back to them.

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  12. I encounter this confusion, too, when I give change so I get only bills back. Maybe none of it will matter eventually if they're able to do away with cash entirely. Then there was the restaurant that couldn't process payments when the power went out and they couldn't get the cash register open. Oh, well!

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    1. joared,
      Sincerely hope we never do away with cash, it is my preferred method of payment, as it helps keep me within my budget.
      One would think the restaurant would have a way to manually open the register encase of a power outage, we sure did when I worked at the feedstore, and had the ol style handwritten duplicate tag booklets, for our records & receipts.

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