7 Plus 13 Equals 27
By arbie bee
April 8, 2016 8:54am CST
Again? 7 plus 13 equals 27. This afternoon, I went to a bookstore to buy an adhesive tape. That costs 7 pesos and since I have a 20 peso bill, I decided to get a charcoal pencil which I had seen at the entrance and costs 13 pesos per piece so it will be the exact amount. When I went to the cashier, I handed her the two items. She punched my items at the cash register and I had seen it totalled 27. I asked her how much even if I had already seen that it had shown 27. She said 27. I was not convinced. I asked her again how much, and she said again, 27. I took the pencil since that was the one I was unsure if it's really 13 but yes, it's tagged at 13 pesos. For the nth time I asked the lady how much should I pay and she still said 27, but already at a different tone. She might be thinking that I am already fooling her for asking so many times. But I asked her if shouldn't it be 20 and not 27. She still insisted it's 27, relying from her cash register. And then I said it should be 20 because it's only 7 and 13. It's good I was still cool at that time. And she realized that I am correct. I just smiled. She didn't even say sorry, but well, that happens.
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9 Apr 16
that happens hija. maybe the remaining change is for her own pocket. they should be aware of the prices of their commodities and not base the sum through the cash register. if I were you, I will look at them with my eagle eyes with right eyebrow raised and my transgender voice up a note higher than my normal tone.
9 Apr 16
How come she's insisting on 27 when she's using a cash register? The accurate sum would still appear and what she needs is just to read it, unless she's a dishonest one and thinks that buyers are not checking the price or the amounts being punched on the cash register.