Tuesday, July 10 2012
Since this is going to be my first blog entry, which some would say is the most important for establishing a reader base, I was going to plan this out carefully and write a whole list of things that I like to do, and a whole list of things that I don't like to do. Then I realised that'd be completely utterly boring for everyone involved, me, because, well, I know me, and boring for you, because, well, you don't know me and couldn't care less whether I have a Phineas and Ferb on DVD or not. I do, but you don't care. So what I AM going to do is moan about something that very few people pay much attention to, but offers you a huge inconvienence on an almost daily basis.
Shop Keepers. We need them, they offer a convienient service if you run out of extra strong mints 5 minutes before a big date. But the way they handle the simple task of handing over your change causes me great distress on an almost daily basis. I like chewing gum, I buy lots of it but usually I'm having to pay with either a £10 or £20 note which means has the shop keeper returns my change to me, it's certainly going to have a note along with several coins. What ALL shopkeepers tend to do is place the notes into your hand first, and then proceed to balance the coins on top of said notes. This often leads to coins falling down onto the counter or more embarassing still, onto the floor, here you have two choices, ignore it, or spend a few moments looking around, holding up the queue and generally looking like a child lost somewhere in a supermarket.
I propose a more convienient, less stressful strategy. Hand the coins over first so you can safetly close them in your hand, this frees up your fingers to take and hold the notes, both saving the often messy coin balance game and saving you time.