Cashier says that’ll be $4.77 sir. I give her a five dollar bill and two pennies. She stares at in for a moment and then says, “I don’t need the pennies” and starts to hand them back.
“I say, I gave you two pennies because I want a quarter back. “
The hamsters in her head start turning, smoke is coming out of her ears, but she is dumb founded and says, huh?
There’s no one in line behind me. So, I say, “forget the two pennies. Let’s set them to the side and just give me change for the five.” I then set the change down add the two pennies and say “now give me a quarter.”
She says, “oh my God! It’s like magic!”
“Yeah, magic,” I say, “or basic 6th grade math…”