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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject: How diz this w**k?  Reply with quote

There's a supermarket near my office and I sometimes drop by to buy a few cans of beer on the way home.

Now, this supermarket happens to have a couple of very nice young women with learning difficulties working on the check-out. Both of them have done something which I find very strange. It goes like this.

I plonk four cans of beer down on the check-out. They look at the cans and then at me and ask "Is that four?"

I say yes; they tell me how much to pay and I'll hand them a tenner.

Then, they count out my change into my hand. So, what's going on? They can't recognise four cans of beer as being four, but they can count out my change.

Nae joke here; it just puzzles me.

Wi' at least twa Phd's, a vet and a professor o' Lekiology on the forum, Ah'm hopin' sumbdie can explain.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah but they DO recognise that you have four cans, or they wouldn't being checking that with you. They've also learned that they have to give you back a certain number of coins in change. I wonder did you get exactly the same selection of coins each time?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The price tends tae change..... and so diz the change change.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weel at pits paid tae at theery en. Ah'd need tae ken wit kinna lurnin difficulties they hud onyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe they mean - do you want to buy 4 cans? do you look like the sort of man that could just about manage one can and are not sure if you can break one out of the plastic holder?

clutching at straws here..
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They might have learnin difficulties... but how come is it that these days, the folks wi nae learnin difficulies that w*rk behind counters cannae count out yer change intae yer hand any more?

It's a lost art, is givin change. These days, ye get a note, and then a pile of smash on top of the note, and everybody's in a hurry so ye scrunch the note roond the smash and then have tae scrunch the lot intae yer purse. It's a menace.  

Whatever happened to counting it into your hand? "...an 5's ten and 10's twinty..."

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cos it wid take aw day.....its ther wey o sayin heres yer chinge noo gettyfuk!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At's wur Heids, customer focussed awratime.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ayrshiretattie wrote:
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Whatever happened to counting it into your hand? "...an 5's ten and 10's twinty..."

Sad


I never could cope with that.  The counting backwards thing just left me doing "yes, yes, thank you very much, lovely day annat" and thinking "ok, when I get my stuff together and mibbe get out of the shop and can stand in peace for a minute, THEN I can check the change", but standing there hoping I had remembered everything I meant to buy and wondering how late the time is getting and so on while someone is counting numbers backwards at me and conscious that there are other people waiting to get served behind me was too much for my wee heid.    Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: How diz this w**k? Reply with quote

dosser wrote:
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I plonk four cans of beer down on the check-out. They look at the cans and then at me and ask "Is that four?"...


One day, be evil and say "there are four, but I think they are free" and see what happens.    Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: How diz this w**k? Reply with quote

dosser wrote:
There's a supermarket near my office ...


Wid this be the wan jist a stane's thro fae yer oafiss or the bigger wan doon past the main drag and right at the lights?

Cos ah yaise baith uv thum and the only fowk ah've notissed wi learnin difficulties ur some uv the customurs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Celyn wrote:
ayrshiretattie wrote:
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Whatever happened to counting it into your hand? "...an 5's ten and 10's twinty..."

Sad


I never could cope with that.  The counting backwards thing just left me doing "yes, yes, thank you very much, lovely day annat" and thinking "ok, when I get my stuff together and mibbe get out of the shop and can stand in peace for a minute, THEN I can check the change", but standing there hoping I had remembered everything I meant to buy and wondering how late the time is getting and so on while someone is counting numbers backwards at me and conscious that there are other people waiting to get served behind me was too much for my wee heid.    Embarassed


Naw naw naw! The reason they used to count yer change back to ye is so yese were both sure ye had the correct change, and it was all done in front of the witnesses in the whole shop so ye couldnae go wrong. It was easy.

Nowadays they plunk the whole lot in your hand. They don't count, (most of them prolly cannae count), they don't know the price of anything you've bought,  they don't know how much all your stuff cost, and they don't know if the change they're giving you is correct - they're just doing exactly as the till tells them.

That's why there are the signs now saying 'check yir change as mistakes cannot be rectified after ye leave' cos they cannae open the till to rectify any mistakes. But ye cannae stop to check your change cos everybody's in too much of a hurry.

Ma granny widnae have stood for how they do it today, I know that much.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I see that in theory, just that I know I always found it muddly. Hey, you expect me to listen and to count at the same time?  Hell, it'll be chewing gum at the same time next and then where would I be?    Shocked    

In supermarkety big shops, I pay by debit card, and once away from checkout (and to be fair, the checkout staff are always surprisingly pleasant for what must be a tiresome job at times, but it's just the normal feeling of not wanting to hold anybody up) I can scrutinise the receipt.  

In the rather scabby wee local shops, despite my wanting to buy locally where possible to keep wee shops in existence, I tend only to buy stuff where the price is very clearly indicated, 'cos I know they can be sneaky.  Stupid blooming wee local shops Mad - I would buy a ton more from them if only they sold proper stuff.  Useless for veg and fruit, useless for bread etc, selling only the Mother's Pride type.     Grrr and generally grrr.

Ah, here's a question for anyone that knows.  Is there a law saying that shops should provide a receipt?  The wee local ones do not, which might lead me to imagine some kind of VAT fraud or similar going on.    Mind, perhaps they are just being silly - it has been known for them to come up with a number and for me to say "no, I think I owe you more than that, actually", so likely just being daft, not malevolent.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ayrshiretattie wrote:
They might have learnin difficulties... but how come is it that these days, the folks wi nae learnin difficulies that w*rk behind counters cannae count out yer change intae yer hand any more?

It's a lost art, is givin change. These days, ye get a note, and then a pile of smash on top of the note, and everybody's in a hurry so ye scrunch the note roond the smash and then have tae scrunch the lot intae yer purse. It's a menace.  

Whatever happened to counting it into your hand? "...an 5's ten and 10's twinty..."

Sad


Ah agree...
A few yearsago ah wuz in Glesga Airport waitin tae pick sumwan up, the plane wiz delayed so ah went tae McDonalds, it wiz upra sterr, no ther anymerr. Anyways ah bought the burger and drink, handed over a tfiver. The glaikit lookin/soundin lad who served me grabbed hunnerz of change ootra til and says "How much dae yoo want back, am nae good at ra coontin, jist take whit yoo want"

So ah took change of a tenner.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ye kin tak ra greenok man oota greenok but ye canny take the....erm whit ra fuk wis ah goannie say agen......oh aye ye canny take the crimnil oot baur l....or summat like thon......... Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heidy wrote:
Ye kin tak ra greenok man oota greenok but ye canny take the....erm whit ra fuk wis ah goannie say agen......oh aye ye canny take the crimnil oot baur l....or summat like thon......... Confused


Yer jist jelus coz yoo didnae realise that money came in tenners  and no jist yer smak
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, you expect me to listen and to count at the same time?  Hell, it'll be chewing gum at the same time next and then where would I be?    Shocked    


An heir wis me awl these years thinkin yea wir a normal super-wumin.

If yea wir a mither kind wumin, yea kuid count backwards, chew gum, wipe a snotty nosed wean 'n tell ra wumin ahind yea ta git hur beady ean off yir wallet. While kickin ra touchie feely git in front in ra googlies.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinks. .....................  No, no deal.  Even if it would gain me superpowers, I think I'll still avoid weans.     Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Celyn wrote:
Thinks. .....................  No, no deal.  Even if it would gain me superpowers, I think I'll still avoid weans.     Smile


Och yir ra brillyunt kinda wuman ah take mah hat off tae.
Sad but thir areno a lot aboot.

Just think of awl ra ills yea havenae contributed to hen & be proud.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah dinnae ken the hale story, but the lassies wi' "educational difficulties" seem tae hae been replaced wi' "normal" fowlk. The politest thing Ah can say aboot them is that they're fuckin' useless...... Ah mean, fuckin' seriously fuckin' useless.

The "educationally challenged" huv been replaced by perfickly normal stupit people. Ah've rantit aboot this afore elsewhere....... Oscar Wilde pointit it oot in de profundis (his open rant tae his ex-boyfriend). In order tae qualify as stupit ye akshly need tae hae a fully functionin' brain and therefore nae excuses.

They seem tae think ra wurld oot there is jist waitin' fer them..... They're ower guid tae be da'en whit they're da'en........

They cannae seem tae grasp that certain realities hae tae be faced these days, and maybes always did. Times is hard. Jobs and money is gettin' scarce. Ah wiz served mah apres-w**k dram by sumwan wi' a degree the day. But he wisnae stupit, thank fuck, so Ah'll be back.

Whit the fuck has happened tae basic manners? A wee smile and a thankyou is a' that it'd take tae ensure that Ah return someither time tae pay mah money and keep them in a job.

Bring back the "dafties" and get rid o' ra stupid fuckers!

Ah'll write sum'hin' mare articulate tae ra manigmeint o' ra supermerkit in queation later, but Ah thocht it micht be sensible tae jist vent mah spleen on youse lot furst.

Nae offense, annat.


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