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Once I rang up some software for a guy that came out to $50 something. He pays me $60 and I give him his change. This is like 10 in the morning. The rest of the morning passes, I go to lunch, I come back and it’s like 3:30.

The guy comes huffing back into the department, asks if I rang him up. I look at his receipt. Yup. That was me.


He came ALL the way back on a freezing February day due to a Canadian quarter! I gave him a real quarter and he said something along the lines of, “You should BE MORE CAREFUL,” and waddled off.

I flipped him the bird to his back.





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I know stores that have a sign right on the cash register, in plain view of the customer's side, that says that the change should always be checked by the customer (after the cashier hands it to them) immediately upon receiving it as later complaints cannot and will not be counted.
If you have one of those, it's that guy's fault for not checking earlier. (Then again, part of me thinks "It's just a dang quarter" but another says "Well if it's a different country one and isn't applicable elsewhere")


Personally, I don't see why people get so twisted out of shape about the occasional Canadian quarter, but then, I also live about 45 minutes from the Canadian border (traffic permitting).


Canadian quarters are different enough that machines won't take them, so if you're wanting it for a drink or snack machine you're kind of stuck. And if anyone notices them, they won't take them from you so the only way to get rid of them is to take them to a bank and hope they'll change it for you, or something like an international airport's cash exchange. Or sneak them into something you're paying for and hope the cashier doesn't notice.

If you're not near Canada, it's kind of like being charged an extra 25c for whatever you bought.

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