Welcome to my first blog. Ever. Anyone care???
Is it just me... or does anyone recognize the fact that society is losing the ability to properly make change?
Let me explain:
When I was a kid (and I'm not that old), I was taught how to CORRECTLY count-out change.
Example: The bill is $10.50 and you hand me a twenty. I first start by handing you fifty cents (this was waaay before anybody would have thought naming themselves after a couple of quarters was a cool idea), and saying, "fifty makes eleven," and then handing you four singles and a five (all the while counting aloud, "twelve (give 'em a single with a snap!)... thirteen (snap a single!)... fourteen (snap!)... fifteen (SNAP!)... and five (give him the fiver), makes twenty.").
Here's the point of this pointless blog:
I gave you the silver FIRST. I didn't do what the gang at the corner Jack-In-The-Box does today: put the bills in your hand first, and THEN slap the quarters on top of the rumpled mass FOR THEM TO SLIDE OFF AND ONTO THE DRIVEWAY.
Speaking of Jack-In-The-Box: Has anyone ever ordered a Jumbo Jack with Cheese and heard it read back through Jack's mouth? Take a listen (or do it for fun). It sorta sounds like they're saying, "You want a Yumbo Yack with Jizz?"
Uh... yeah. Gimme the Yumbo Yack-- but hold the jizz. Please.
So where did everything go wrong?
Its Digital World, baby. The computers do our thinking. The cats at McDonald's H.Q. saw the slide our kids were taking in school and figured they'd be losing millions via incorrectly counted change. The solution, of course, was smart cash registers. Why have a Stridex slathered teenager get flustered over figuring change (and getting it wrong), when a register can do it for you instead?
I won't even get into telling time in the digital age... and the loss of old sayings like "half past eleven" or, "quarter 'till."
Sooo... what does all of this mean???
First, this post reveals I'm spending too much time in drive thrus... and with folks that are forced to wear name badges.