By ihatebeingacashier - 11/07/2016 21:06
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Even if the person was foreign isn't an excuse. The OP is complaining because the person got mad and accused him/her of trying to short-change her, rather than simply asking. I used to work at a Toys R Us in a city that has a mall right by an international airport and less than 15 minutes from the border. We would have plenty of customers from Mexico. Some of them were not familiar with American currency. However, the vast majority wouldn't get upset at me, or make accusations, rather they would ask what denomination various coins were, to ensure that they gave me the amount required and/or receive the correct change. Quite a few would surprisingly hand me a handful of bills and coins and ask me to just get out the necessary amount. I would of course still say what denomination each bill/coin was and have them verify it to make sure I didn't miscount, but there never was a problem of the nature that OP had.
I'm not American but even I realise that a quarter of a dollar is 0.25 which means 4 quarters make up a dollar. I haven't seen your coins to know if dimes and quarters look similar but I have had a similar experience with 0.20c and 0.50c coins after they were made smaller but I still double checked before complaining
Hi, OP here! First off, I don't believe the customer was from a foreign country because she didn't have an accent whatsoever. Second, I was becoming frustrated because this lady had paid for all of her groceries (which came out to around sixty-something bucks) in dollar bills. Normally, this wouldn't irritate me at all because I don't mind how you pay for your things, as long as you do. However, this woman was getting annoyed at how long it was taking me to count all of her money. She would keep tapping her nails against the counter and rolling her eyes. I was relieved when I counted all her money and gave her the change, hoping that I could finally bag her items and help the next customer. Nope, she threw the coins onto the ground out of anger and this was when I had to show her coins and explain to her how much each one was worth. She became flustered and gave me a half-assed apology, but I still had to help her pick up the quarters which had rolled away to other lanes. I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt and wishing her the best for whatever reason she forgot how much American coins are worth.
It amazes me how some people get through life with so little knowledge.
Perhaps OP is neglecting to mention if the woman appeared to be from a different country where their ten cent piece is similar in look and/or size to our quarter?