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Posted: 5/21/2022 2:55:01 PM EDT
I'm a recent transplant. Something I've experienced when buying stuff in Florida is that when I pay with cash, employees frequently make change by rounding the amount due up to the next higher dollar and just return bills. This is before tip.  Is this a thing in Florida???   (Flame suit on)
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 7:56:42 PM EDT
[#1]
Never had that happen to me, but I've only been here 14 years.
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 8:37:33 PM EDT
[#2]
A LOT of places down here have a sign saying they round up due to "coin shortage ".....
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 8:55:40 PM EDT
[#3]
Lived here my whole life and never experienced that.  But I'd be OK with it.
Link Posted: 5/21/2022 9:49:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Pallas] [#4]
Never had that happen to me and I've been here 40 years. Stop going to that place or complain to management.

We had a liquor store trying to pull that shit during the "great coin shortage", someone ended up filing a complaint. I'm talking if your item was $3.05 and you paid with a $5, they would give you a dollar back, they were seriously screwing people.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 8:51:56 AM EDT
[#5]
Where do you live? Never.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 9:04:00 AM EDT
[#6]
Nuh uh.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 9:14:37 AM EDT
[#7]
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 9:52:54 AM EDT
[#8]
I have never experienced that here.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 10:24:31 AM EDT
[#9]
Never had that happen.  Did you say "I want to speak to the manager"?
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 10:47:38 AM EDT
[#10]
I’ve had places (in several states, not just Florida) ask if I’d like to round up the change on my purchase as a donation. But I’ve never seen it happen on its own.
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 8:54:24 PM EDT
[#11]
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Originally Posted By Shadowgrouse:
Never had that happen to me, but I've only been here 14 years.
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20!
Link Posted: 5/22/2022 9:48:25 PM EDT
[#12]
Thanks for the feedback.   Just coincidence I suppose?
Link Posted: 5/23/2022 12:43:50 PM EDT
[#13]
Maybe you've got a big "out of towner" sticker still on your forehead!!


Moving forward, you could be proactive. If the item is $6.27, give them $7. 56 and watch the hilarity ensue.

Link Posted: 5/23/2022 2:19:59 PM EDT
[#14]
Common core math has ruined a generation
Link Posted: 5/23/2022 2:38:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Banditman] [#15]
Never in my 45 plus years of living here.
Link Posted: 5/23/2022 3:36:33 PM EDT
[#16]
Nope, I've not seen this around here.
Link Posted: 5/24/2022 9:50:13 PM EDT
[#17]
Couple of gas stations around here will round down or up due to lack of coins.
Link Posted: 5/25/2022 10:12:31 AM EDT
[#18]
Coins are worthless anyway.  Have you noticed they're all made out of tin now?  No silver or nickel.  What does that tell you about the real value of US currency?
Link Posted: 5/26/2022 10:28:33 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
I'm a recent transplant. Something I've experienced when buying stuff in Florida is that when I pay with cash, employees frequently make change by rounding the amount due up to the next higher dollar and just return bills. This is before tip.  Is this a thing in Florida???   (Flame suit on)
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Change is archaic and time consuming. They probably just keep it simple to make life easier when someone has audit it later.
The "Florida thing" behind this (actually a broader Southern thing) is keeping things simple.
Northerners pride themselves on creating complexity and making things harder for no reason.

That's a total waste of time that benefits no one.
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