Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keep The Change...Not

I'll tell you something that makes me mad and disgusted at the same time. It's when you purchase something from a machine and you're expecting change and you don't receive the change.

I like to use one of those automatic car washes to help keep the Mustang lookin' all shiny and sparkly. Depending on which wash you purchase it can run anywhere from 7-13 bucks. I like to get the 9 dollar wash and usually pay with a 10 dollar bill. And, according to my mathematical skills, the change would be one dollar, right?


It kept my change. And not for the first time.

I did what everybody does in that situation. First, I swore several times. Next, I pushed the change button hard several times and swore some more. Then I looked for a sign that says, "If machine malfunctions please call 1-800-ripd-off." Finding no such sign I swore again and vowed never to come back.

I'm not sure how much money I've lost over the years but I'm sure it's a small fortune.

Now, if I could just get somebody at that 800 number to call me back...


Rae said...

I hate when that happens! But, just think- if that car wash has 200 customers a day- that is an extra $200 x 7 days= $1400 a wk. Or $16,800 a year just ripping people off! What a scam!

Kim said...

Thanks for the laugh!! This has happened to me too - fortunately I'm driving a bucket o' rust these days so I have been able to stop visiting car washes.
I have enjoyed your blog so far...I'll be back.



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