My wife and I had lunch at a Burger King yesterday and the new math has struck again. The young lady was having difficulties with her register, her manager, and a customer and along I come wanting to order lunch. My bill was $10.25 and I gave her a $20 bill. She took the change out of the drawer looked at it – made a feeble attempt to count it back – gave up and wadded up the cash and put it in my hand. I simply stuck it in my pocket. This morning I was sorting my pockets and counted out the money in my pocket and it was $14.75. Burger King was the only place I went and according to my math I should have had $9.75 in my pocket. I often wonder if they have any “change counting back” training any more. I can’t tell you the last time someone actually counted change back, “25, 50, 75, makes eleven, twelve, thirteen fourteen, fifteen and five makes twenty.”
I will put my $5.00 windfall in the collection plate this morning – thank you Burger King.