saturday february 8

today i bought $35.60 worth of groceries. instead of just handing over two $20 bills, i decided to make things easier on everyone by digging out a couple of quarters and a dime to go along with my twenties, so i could get a $5 bill back. yet, after i handed this money to the cashier, she spent about 10 seconds going through the register and eventually handed me what seemed to amount to nearly $5 in change. i was almost positive i hadn’t accidentally given her, say, a nickel instead of a dime. but even if i had, shouldn’t she have recognized that i was trying to make exact change, and maybe asked for that extra nickel, rather than giving me a handful of change that included several coins i’d just handed her? amateur hour out here.

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