Saturday, November 15, 2008

Manila Cashiers & Star Wars

Garandee: "Garando, why do the cashiers in Manila always ask me for more money even if I gave them more than enough cash??"

Garando: "You'd better give them what their asking for dear, or you'll regret it. They're actually doing you a favor."

Garandee: "I already gave them more than enough and they ask me for 3 Pesos more."

Garando: "I was asked for 1 Peso once, because the chocolates cost Php 51. Sucks for me because I didn't have a single coin in my pocket. When I told her I didn't have any, she put her P50 bill back in the register and gave me 8 pcs of 5 Peso coins and 9 Pcs of 1 peso coins.

Can you imagine how heavy that is?? Being stuck with those coins for the entire day was agonizing... what made it worse is that it was one of those days when I forgot to use a belt. I had to balance the coins on each pocket because if I put them all in one pocket my trousers would droop so low on one leg it looked like I had polio!"

Garandee: "I see... Japan is more simple."

Garando: "By the way, did you also notice that cashiers around here are big fans of Star Wars?"

Garandee: "Star Wars?"

Garando: "They do Yoda talk:
- P300, YOUR CHANGE.
- SIR, SM ADVANTAGE CARD YOU HAVE?"

Garandee: "Who's Yoda?"

Garando: "Never mind...."



Garando mode:
Just had a nice Shiatsu massage!

2 comments:

caryn said...

a read this post before i went home to manila for the holidays and i couldn't help but remember it throughout my stay ... so true!

Garando said...

Hi Caryn!
Thank you for dropping by, and leaving comments! I'm glad that somebody shares my observations of Filipino cashiers! :D