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Good riddance! (the penny) (Read 186 times)

Adam_McAllen


Beer-and-waffle Powered

    As of today, the Royal Canadian Mint has started to phase out the penny Smile.

    In the words of my late-coach : Just hang in there, relax... and at the end of a race anyone you see.....just pass them

      It will liive on. I have piles of them at my house.


      The Chairman

        It's a shame the we haven't gotten rid of that dumb coin yet here in the USA. Oh, how I loathe those useless coins clogging up my drawers and pockets.

        sirdizzy


          It's a shame the we haven't gotten rid of that dumb coin yet here in the USA. Oh, how I loathe those useless coins clogging up my drawers and pockets.

           

          Send em to me I'll take em off your hands Smile

          kaleidoscopeEyes


            LOL.  Did you see the instructional graphics about the subsequent rounding system?

             

             

             

             

            I don't know about Canada, but if this happened in the US, the min wage teenage cashiers who ALREADY don't know how to make change are going to end up breaking their brains.  They're gonna have cerebral meltdowns and seize out right there at the counter in front of your horrified eyes.

             

            I can also see scenarios in which people get offended about their change being rounded down.  "You only gave me back a nickel, but you owe me 7 cents!  I guess this is what happens in Obama's America!"  AND/OR, "You only gave me back a nickel, but you owe me 7 cents!  Koreans/Arabs/Indians/Jews/Italians/Mexicans/Russians are all crooks!"


            Muddling through

              Bring back the half cent coin!

               

              2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

              LRB


              Dreamer

                I don't know about Canada, but if this happened in the US, the min wage teenage cashiers who ALREADY don't know how to make change are going to end up breaking their brains.  They're gonna have cerebral meltdowns and seize out right there at the counter in front of your horrified eyes.

                 

                Ain't it the truth!  Give a cashier $23.03 for a bill of $17.78 expecting $5.25 back.  Why?  Maybe you have a ton of singles or you need a five dollar bill.  Whatever the case, if you are not careful the cashier will get so screwed up till you won't even know what the hell you did!

                 

                Those are the times when you just say you know what?  Give me back what I gave you, take this twenty, give me $2.22, and let's all go home!

                "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                kaleidoscopeEyes


                   

                  Ain't it the truth!  Give a cashier $23.03 for a bill of $17.78 expecting $5.25 back.  Why?  Maybe you have a ton of singles or you need a five dollar bill.  Whatever the case, if you are not careful the cashier will get so screwed up till you won't even know what the hell you did!

                   

                  Those are the times when you just say you know what?  Give me back what I gave you, take this twenty, give me $2.22, and let's all go home!

                   

                  Bahahaha.  Their confusion & panic is heartbreaking, and, if I'm in a good mood, somewhat endearing.


                  You Rang?

                    All forms of cash are awfully expensive to produce.  Maybe we should get rid of cash.  Smile

                    Rick 

                    PR: 5k 26:17 (10/13) 10k: 57:44 (7/14) HM: 2:18:26 (9/13) FM: 5:29 (1/14)

                    MrNamtor


                    DON'T TREAD ON ME

                      All forms of cash are awfully expensive to produce.  Maybe we should get rid of cash.  Smile

                       

                      Yes, even Adam Smith criticized coinage as a medium for exchange. For a different reason, but still.

                      MrNamtor


                      DON'T TREAD ON ME

                        Bring back the half cent coin!

                         

                         

                        Have a few of these in my coin collection.

                        MrNamtor


                        DON'T TREAD ON ME

                           

                          Those are the times when you just say you know what?  Give me back what I gave you, take this twenty, give me $2.22, and let's all go home!

                           

                          One time in a store my bill was like $15.10, i gave the cashier $16 and she started to give me 90 cents change.

                           

                          Then i found a dime and said, Oh, here you go. She said "sorry, I already rang it up". Yeah. That's extreme.

                          yeoldefatguy


                          Resident Nickelback Fan

                             

                            Ain't it the truth!  Give a cashier $23.03 for a bill of $17.78 expecting $5.25 back.  Why?  Maybe you have a ton of singles or you need a five dollar bill.  Whatever the case, if you are not careful the cashier will get so screwed up till you won't even know what the hell you did!

                             

                            Those are the times when you just say you know what?  Give me back what I gave you, take this twenty, give me $2.22, and let's all go home!

                             

                            I used to go through drive thrus and pay with intentionally odd amounts of money. Order came to $5.83? Give them $10.19 to see if they could figure it out.

                            Of course it's a real gun, it's a real race.

                              One of the greatest clerk meltdowns I have ever witnessed was when a Canadian gentlemen in line at a local taco place asked if they accepted Canadian money.  After consulting the manager, the young clerk affirmed that they did.

                               

                              The customer handed over a 5 and a couple dollar coins (Loonies).  Absolute befuddlement ensued.  "No, they're not quarters, they're dollars."  "But they're coins".  "Yes, dollar coins, look at them!"  ... and on and on.  It was so hilarious that I didn't even get upset about having to wait.

                               

                               

                              They're gonna have cerebral meltdowns and seize out right there at the counter in front of your horrified eyes.

                               


                              Muddling through

                                When's the last time the clerk counted back your change instead of shoving it at you in a wad?

                                2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

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