When Did $5 Become $10?
I thought today might be my lucky day. Upon checking out at an unnamed local grocery store, I was handed my change of $7.77. “Well, this must be a sign,” I thought. So, I made my way over to the service desk to by a Powerball ticket. My luck soon turned sour and I got a lesson in counting money.
Me: “I’ll have a five-dollar Powerball, please.”
Her: “That will be $10.”
Me: “I don’t have $10 cash, that’s why I want a five-dollar Powerball”
Her: “They are $2 per play now.”
Me: “OK, then I’ll just take a six-dollar Powerball.”
Her: “That will be $12.”
Me: “OK, we’re not on the same page here. What if I’d like to buy 3 plays for Powerball.”
Her: “That’ll be $6.”
Me: “There you go.”
Not sure why I felt stupid as a part of that conversation, but last time I checked a dollar was a dollar. This conversation could have ended so easy by her simply telling me that I could only buy in even numbers. I really wish I had more cash, because then I could have made her give me back change, and by her logic, $7 change is really $14. Geez, I hope I win this lottery, because my $110 Million could be $220 Million!