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 Post Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:45 pm 
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I've had similar experiences with cashiers quite often. :-) The key, I've found, is to give them the coins first and then the bills -- that way they need to add them together to input the amount tendered so the register tells them the right amount of change. :-P

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Good thinking Steve. I will have to give it a try next time I pay cash.

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jaylach wrote:
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Yep -- people are actually entirely too dependent on technology to the detriment of basic knowledge!
-steve

Agreed Steve! Lord help you if you were caught in a math class with a calculator when I was in school but today one is usually required for such classes.

As an example I presented that same forensic student with a math problem... Of course I don't remember the exact problem but it was such as:
x=3; y=-2; z=x-y; solve for the value of z. Of course the answer is 5. Put in formula form it would be :
3-(-2)=5
She pulled out her calculator and I told her not to use. She actually said that such a problem was impossible to solve without a calculator. This scares me to death. This is a girl studying forensics in college.

I remember using 2, 3 or 4 sheets, front and back, of loose leaf paper to do long multiplication and division homework. Throw in some problems like 575/35.17=? or 24.25 x 4.16=? and you better have plenty of paper, sharp pencils and an eraser. :lol:

It really bothers me when the cashiers don't count back your change. I take the time to stand there and count it before I walk away. If I really want to be annoying I hand it back and ask them to count it back to me. ;)

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