Here are some additional items in the media this week that may be of interest.
Bad Coin Behavior
Len Augsburger forwarded this report of "bad coin behavior" from West Peoria. Thanks.
Told he was short on his purchase by a penny, a convenience-store customer yelled at employees and threw coins at them.
Just before 4 a.m. Nov. 17, a man entered the Casey's General Store at 2114 W. Farmington Road. The man, about 50 years of age, went to the check-out counter and handed over coins to cover a purchase, according to a Peoria County sheriff's report. The report did not specify the purchase.
However, the shopper "became agitated when he was told that the change he had used to pay for his purchase was short by a penny," the report stated.
When the cashiers "insisted he pay the remaining money, " he "grew angrier" and threw his coins at them, the report stated.
The shopper headed toward the exit, but stopped and began yelling at the employees, the report stated. He said "something to the effect of ‘You think this is funny?'" the report stated.
Plenty of stores these days can't be bothered to take in or pay out cent coins. But it's not universal. At a Fuddrucker's with my family this week I paid cash but came up two cents short and asked if they'd be willing to take it (with the alternative being changing a larger bill or using a credit card). The cashier said she couldn't do it, but a fellow employee reached into the tip jar for the appropriate coins. I protested, but he said "I leave them in the jar anyway."
A few weeks back I stopped in a 7-11 and the woman in front of me was paying for a pack of cigarettes with a big pile of change, which the clerk was dutifully counting. She came up short, but he let her have her purchase and be on her way. I spotted a silver dime on the counter and asked if I could look at it. I gave him a quarter just for fun because it had been so long since I'd seen one in the wild. It was a 1962-D.
To read the complete article, see:
Short by penny, irate shopper throws coins at Casey's employees
Video: World War II Vet Receives Medals 70 Years Late
Here's a nice video from the Detroit news about a WWII veteran receiving medals.
Henry Kroll was awarded the World War II Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars, an Army Good Conduct Medal and a WWII Victory Medal
To watch the complete video, see:
World War II veteran receives medals 70 years late
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