Re: USAGE: "draughts" (was Not YAEPT), and OT: paying for stuff
|Date:||Friday, January 26, 2007, 16:00|
li [Mark J. Reed] mi tulis la
> > So really, what I want to know is: Is my assessment of the situation
> > accurate? Is the correct way to pay for something in most other
> > countries to put the money on the counter?
> At least over here, it is de rigeur, if not de jure, in money-centric
> environments - bank tellers, casino cashiers, etc - for the
> money to be
> placed on the counter and left for the other person to pick
> up. It's a
> mechanism to avoid swindling.
This is mainly so everything is in view of the security camera.
> In less formal environments like the cash register at the
> grocery store, it
> can be done either way without seeming rude, IME (and I've
> been on both
> sides of the counter).
I've never seen any preference either way. I generally lay the cash on the counter,
and usually they hand back the change. At an old watering hold of mine, I used
to set my money on the bar with the empty bottle on top. That way when the
barmaid came by she knew to get me another beer while I went about playing
pool, or whatever instead of standing there waiting. Not really a custom, but
I'm sure others do the same.