Placing the change in my hand, one item at a time, she counted, "six-fourteen and fifteen, twenty-five, fifty, seventy-five, and seven, eight, nine, ten, and ten is twenty."
Need I say I nearly fell over. The lady was clearly on the sunny side of fifty. I told her, "That's the first time I've had someone count change back to me correctly in I can't remember when."
"I've always done it that way, since I was a girl."
"Way to go! It's refreshing to meet someone who does things right these days."
I particularly abhor the practice, very common these days,
of putting the coins on top of the bills, placing the receipt on
top of the coins, then jamming the entire pile into the waiting