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post #1 of 21
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Have you ever had to put something back at the cashiers because you didn't have enough $$?
post #2 of 21
I did this so many times. I always pay with my credit card, but there are a lot of places that don't except them (fruit stands) and so places that have a minimum for the credit card. So I have counted out all the change and still had to leave some stuff.
post #3 of 21
Yup, been there, done that....sooooo embarrassing!
post #4 of 21
Just the other day at the school canteen
post #5 of 21
I've managed to escape that embarrassment -- not by much sometimes, mind you!
post #6 of 21
yes, a few times!
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47
I've managed to escape that embarrassment -- not by much sometimes, mind you!

post #8 of 21
I have probably told some of you this before but the only time was when we changed our currency from Pounds, Shillings and Pence to the decimal system (yes I'm old enough to remember that ). A sixpence used to be worth just that - six pence. Under the decimal system my shiny silver sixpence was worth on two and a half new pence. Except at 7 years old I didn't know this. So I collected my six pence worth of sweets and took them to the counter in the shop only to be told that I had to take them back - I had only got two and a half pence to spend . I may only have been 7, but I was old enough to feel totally humiliated.
post #9 of 21
I've never done that, but once when I was 20, I forgot my wallet and didn't realize it until I was in the checkout at the grocery store. I told the cashier, left my items at the til, went home and returned with my wallet to buy them. I've never done that again.
post #10 of 21
ALWAYS DO THAT I always underestimate how much I'm actually spending
post #11 of 21
I have a long time ago but I don't anymore because I've gotten a lot better at calculating stuff in my head.
post #12 of 21
I always round up to the next dollar, even if it's only a few cents over, and keep a count in my head. That way tax is always covered, AND it's easier to add.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Have you ever had to put something back at the cashiers because you didn't have enough $$?
Yes many times because I don't count how much stuff is I let the cashier do their job lol. So I was never really embarassed about it.
post #14 of 21
Nope been pretty lucky myself, I usually alway's use the good old debit card so unless it would reject my card I'm good Then I would turn 20 shades of red
post #15 of 21
That's really interesting, Beth, I wasn't aware about those facts concerning your currency!
I've done that when I went to pay only to realize I had left my debit card at home. I ended up paying cash of which I carry very little. Embarrassing, yes, as I stood at the register digging through my purse for whatever money I could scrap together after going through "would you take this off, please?, and could we put this back? Ok, what's the total now? oops, let's take this off, as well", as the line behind me grew longer and longer! Not a mistake I will repeat! I now have a perfect little wallet/change purse for my purse that neatly stores all my id including debit and credit card.
post #16 of 21
Almost...I was short a dollar or so...the nice gentleman behind me gave me the extra change...It was still really embarassing though
post #17 of 21
Yep!!
post #18 of 21
Yep, been there, done that!
post #19 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
That's really interesting, Beth, I wasn't aware about those facts concerning your currency!
I've done that when I went to pay only to realize I had left my debit card at home. I ended up paying cash of which I carry very little. Embarrassing, yes, as I stood at the register digging through my purse for whatever money I could scrap together after going through "would you take this off, please?, and could we put this back? Ok, what's the total now? oops, let's take this off, as well", as the line behind me grew longer and longer! Not a mistake I will repeat! I now have a perfect little wallet/change purse for my purse that neatly stores all my id including debit and credit card.

post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by flisssweetpea
I have probably told some of you this before but the only time was when we changed our currency from Pounds, Shillings and Pence to the decimal system (yes I'm old enough to remember that ). A sixpence used to be worth just that - six pence. Under the decimal system my shiny silver sixpence was worth on two and a half new pence. Except at 7 years old I didn't know this. So I collected my six pence worth of sweets and took them to the counter in the shop only to be told that I had to take them back - I had only got two and a half pence to spend . I may only have been 7, but I was old enough to feel totally humiliated.
Awwwww Beth

I havent had it happen to me and i'd probably fake a faint if it did
post #21 of 21
I probably have once or twice, I don't really consider it a big thing. I mean I can afford it but I just don't carry cash, so when I run into something that takes cash to buy, I usually have issues.
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