People that pay with cash piss me off

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Mogul of Pineapples
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People that pay with cash piss me off

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:05 pm

I was at Staples this afternoon and this woman was paying with cash and change and it took her forever. After counting out every single dollar bill she had to count exact change. A few nickels... some dimes... pennies... too her forever. Literally this transaction would have taken 1/5 that time if she was just paying with credit or debit. I actually find it disrespectful to the other customers when someone does this. Of course these people never count out their money in advance (even though they have plenty of time to while they wait in line) so we have to wait for them to do that too. People like this have no respect.

The pet peeve that really gets me after is when a woman has to re-arrange the entire contents or her purse when the cashier hands back the change, before she moves forward. She carefully places the change in her pocketbook and has to clasp shut twenty different compartments before she can even get the **** out of my way so I can go pay for my crap. I hate this!

Cash isn't bad I guess but people should have it all counted and ready by the time you get to the register, otherwise you're just wasting everyone else's time.
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Postby magyar1045 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:35 am

Whoa - get real. I can see your point if there weren't any sales taxes involved. You might buy several items totalling to a certain amount - say $60, but $60 is not the final price. Then comes the sales tax. You might have three $20 bills in your hand, but still have to find the bills/change for the sales taxes.
What irritates me are check writers who start to make out their checks at the checkout counters, instead of making out their checks in advance except for the amounts.

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Postby Cucumber » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:45 pm

Check or cash I think people should be considerate and try and organize as much as they can before it's time for them to pay.

Don't hate people just for cash though. Even with credit cards some people don't bother to open their purse or wallet until after they're told the final amount.

The whole problem is people just usually think about themselves and never the person behind them. Don't you notice that with driving too? People who are making a left turn will stay in the center of the street and stop instead of going to the side of their lane so you can pass. They won't put their turn signal on before the turn or not at all. This stuff happens with all kinds of stuff in life. Don't let it piss you off it's not worth wasting your energy to get angry about.
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Postby fffresh » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm

I don't mind cash some places can't afford to pay the processing fees - the independent stores.

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Postby Roni » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:40 am

The *worst* part is not the cash but like you said but them trying to organize their purse while they're blocking everyone in line.

1) get out of way
2) then organize purse

Is it that hard for people to do that

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:10 pm

I think you guys took what I said the wrong way. I don't expect people to always know the exact amount with sales tax or anything like that. But I do think they can get their money out beforehand. Why do they need to wait for the cashier to say the final number? They stand there like an idiot waiting and then when the cashier says they number, they decide to get out their money. Almost like they are surprised or something that they have to pay. They knew they were buying something so they need to give money, the least the could do is at least have their wallet out and ready to pay. I always have my credit card in my hand and ready to swipe as soon as I can. No reason someone with cash can't do the same thing, but they never do.
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Paying by cash

Postby dmalby » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:32 am

No one should be bothered by anyone that pays cash, instead of plastic! Wouldn't it be great to have a lot of cash with no debt, instead of of bunch of credit! Wouldn't you feel a lot better if you weren't paying for the McBarfolds Breakfast for 3 years!

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:12 pm

[quote="dmalby"]Wouldn't it be great to have a lot of cash with no debt, instead of of bunch of credit! Wouldn't you feel a lot better if you weren't paying for the McBarfolds Breakfast for 3 years!

Wake up not everyone that pays with credit carries a balance. Most people pay off their cards in full every month. Don't assume everyone you see paying with a charge card is some poor credit delinquent that can't afford to pay with cash. We pay with credit because it's easier, safer, and gives rewards.

If you carry a balance and are paying for your "McBarfolds Breakfast" for 3 years then of course we all think credit cards are a bad idea for you. But if you have self discipline to use them correctly, then you should use them!
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Postby Moneytalks » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:26 pm

At the end of the day, money is money right? Her loss for not getting points or cash back on her purchases...
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Postby DavidNY » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:01 pm

No one should be penalized for paying cash, but people often are. For those merchants that accept cards, everyone pays a little extra just so that some people can use their credit card.

Sometimes I pay prefer paying cash. For example, I prefer paying cash at my local, independent food co-op so they don't have to pay the bank fees.



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