Place: Cici's Pizza
Lunch: Lunch buffet, Dr Pepper
Dora isn't on. Whatever IS on looks absolutely horrible. For awhile, we were getting the Madagascar penguins in the Dora time slot. I had no idea they had a TV series.
I'm starting to think I should stop carrying cash and just swipe my debit card wherever I go. Why? Consider today and this past weekend...
13th Avenue Warren Theatre, Friday - A movie ticket is $7.00. I give Ticket Seller $22. She gives me $14 in change. I stare blankly.
Ticket Seller: "It's $7.00. You gave me $21."
Me: "No, I gave you $22."
"Right. It's $7.00, and you gave me $22."
"Yes. 22 minus 7 is 15."
She takes the $4 back and gives me a $5.
Freddy's in Topeka - Saturday - Lunch costs $6.42. I give Smiling Counter Girl $22. She stares blankly, then hands me back the $2. "It's only $6.42," she says.
Me: "Yes. But I don't want a bunch of $1's in change."
She doesn't understand and CALLS A MANAGER OVER.
He understands, of course, and tries to explain it to her. She doesn't get it.
"Just input $22 into the register."
She does, still looking confused. "You want all fives, then?" she asks.
"I don't care if it's a five and a ten. I just don't want a bunch of $1's!"
Manager laughs. I don't. Manager realizes this and stops laughing as I shrug my shoulders and give him an 'Are you KIDDING?' look.
Today, Cici's - Lunch is $6.76. I give Counter Guy $22.01. He inputs $220.01. I am due $213.25 in change.
He gives me $13.25 in change.
"No, it's $15.25. I gave you $22."
He's confused, but eventually decides I'm right.
Is the youth of America really getting that dumb?
Or is $22 just a bad luck number for currency?