So, it's possible I kind of sort of am watching Merlin. I'm really good at being late to the game!
But that's not what I came to tell you about.
(came to talk about the draft)
The other night, Selkie and figgy and I were out at the mall with just_showtune
and I had one of those customer service experiences/stupid children these days experiences that you hear about, but don't think REALLY happen. I was in line behind two people, and the front person had already ordered, gotten her food, and
handed over her money. I stood there for a few minutes while the cashier faffed about, figuring perhaps she was waiting for ones or fives or something to give change. And when nothing happened after about five minutes, I started paying attention. It seemed, apparently, that the cashier was horribly confused, as "she paid [her] with a twenty, but [she] typed fifteen into the register!" For a few minutes more, I thought perhaps she was new, and didn't understand that it doesn't ACTUALLY matter how much cash tendered is entered into the register, since you only keep, you know, the money to pay for the item.
But oh, no. That wasn't the problem. The problem was, since she had put 15 in the register, and given popped up the amount of change for 15 instead of 20, she didn't know how much change to give the woman
Five dollars. And she couldn't figure it out.
And the best part? The change that was listed on the register was $10.71. So, quite literally, she could not add 10 and 5 and get 15.
I contemplating facepalming upon the counter, but I was too busy being boggled that things like that really do happen.