As time passes and technology takes over I find that there are many things we have let go to the wayside, disappear, and forgotten; simple things, fun things, and the not so fun elements of our daily lives. I have started this blog to catalog those "missed" things that when mentioned to a younger generation will cause knitted eyebrows, shaken heads, and a "what's that?” expression; now you have a place to show them just…What
This is a catalog of all the things that I and others miss from their younger days and olden times.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
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Sunday, March 13, 2011
In my teens I worked in my father's pharmacy. I remember having to count back change to a customer starting with the amount of the charges and ending in what they gave you. Such as, the sale was 3.18 and they handed me 5.00. You started with 2 pennies, saying 3.20, then a nickel- 3.25, three quarters- 3.50, 3.75, 4.00, ending with a one-dollar bill- 5.00. They knew you had it correct, you knew you had it correct... End of sale.
Now you just get some money slammed into your hand; and, if you really want to know if it's correct you have to count it out yourself. One young cashier snapped at me, "Hey lady there's a line. Its right, computer is always right." I answered, "That may be true...but the computer didn't remove the cash and hand it to me...did it?" She glared at me for a couple of seconds, huffed out a "whatever" and waved me away. (okay, another issue for another day- rudness. I miss simple public decorum.)
New electronic cash registers are to blame for many cashier's inability to count back your change or even know if what they handed you is correct. I also wonder how many of the younger generation would even know if they got back the wrong amount when they are on the receiving end.
And... have you ever given someone a strange payment, let's say for $17.00, you hand them a twenty and two ones. They almost freak and hand you back the one-dollar bills saying you gave them too much. You will really mess with their heads if you add one or two pennies to any amount you give them. HaHaHa!
Yeah, I am afraid we have created a world where most can no longer figure numbers in thier heads. What will happen with it all crashes and the electronic gizmos fail?