Counting Change

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    Interesting. Not only are arithmetic skills not being learned, but neither is reading. We heard about some people who had to send their son to Sylvan Learning Center to learn to read after he had graduated from high school. He didn't have the reading skills necessary to enroll in college or hold a job. But back to the topic--arithmetic skills.

    Facing Change
    By Felice Cohen for Jewish World Review
    March 8, 2006

    When was the last time someone counted back your change after you made a purchase? Even something as simple as a burger at McDonald's? For those who never learn how to give change, McDonald's is most likely where they'll end up working.

    Not too long ago, chances were if the total came to $7.05 and we handed over a $10 bill, a cashier would know instinctively to ask, "Got a nickel?" But today, handing over that nickel will most likely cause a cashier to ask a manager for help.

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    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0306/felice030806.php3
     
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    Count? Hah. Noooo. Change is counted by the computer, and then spit out of a little machine on the side of the cash register. The employee only need get the right number of bills back to you at any given gas station, grocery store, or fast food joint.

    Tho, if your bill is $7.63, and you hand them $10.13, they do look at you weird....
     
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    :laugh: Know exactly what you're talking about.
     
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    I like quarters. They come in handy for milk money.
     
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    I take it a step farther. If the person actually has to count out the change, and I don't have $10.13 to give them, I'll give them $10.00 and whatever change I have.... 2 cents...16 cents...just to mess with their heads.

    I have actually had cashier's call their manager's over to help them figure out the change.
     
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    Some people are a tad meaner than others.. ;)
     
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    I'm a bad boy.

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    I still will not spank you. I believe a good talking to solves all problems. :D
     
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    Curses....foiled again.

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    ...and yet you keep trying.. :)

    Now, if you were *really* smart, you'd try that question within a minute of my waking up.
     

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