…inspired by today’s trip to Trader Joe’s.
For customers: Fish money out of your wallet, purse or pocket while the cashier rings up your purchase. Don’t wait until he says, “$52.18, please” to start rooting around for cash.
If you pay by credit or debit card, swipe as soon as she registers the 1st item. There is no need to wait until the end (or to stare at the swipe device as if you’re George H.W. Bush seeing a scanner for the 1st time).
For cashiers: Hand change to customers coins first, then bills. It’s spectacularly inconvenient to receive change on top of bills. You don’t like customers doing that to you, do you?
(The reason: because today’s registers show you the total amount of change. In the old days cashiers figured it out themselves — change first up to the dollar, then bills. Ah, progress.)
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