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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 07:08 PM

21. I worked at a Dairy Queen in the 90s. The registers were electronic, but didn't calculate change.

One of my coworkers had a very, very young niece, and she was allowed to sometimes "work" there. (we were a close knit group, and the boss was cool.) So the boss taught her how to count back change using monopoly money.

So, years later, her mother told me a story about once when she was "working" at the DQ, age six, and the two adult workers had disappeared in the back and she was alone at the front when a customer came in. He just wanted an ice cream cone, so she dutifully made one for him, gave it to him, took his money and counted out his change. He must have been shocked to see such a little kid apparently working there all alone, so he turned around and handed her a $10.00 tip.

Anyway, no real point to this story, other than it's a skill that even a six year old can master. I don't know why they ever stopped teaching it.

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