caught the cashier at Casa Ley shortchanging me today, and got my 5 pesos. it's tricky the way they do it. my total was $53.50 (pesos not dollars) and I handed over a $100 peso note. so instead of 2 $20 notes plus 6 pesos, I got a single $20 and a handful of change. counting quickly, I could see it was short, and said "falta cinco pesos". she hardly looked; of course, because she knew. just told me to wait until the next customer was rung up so she could open the drawer.
this has happened a few times before, but I usually don't realize until later. this time I just stubbornly stood there until I had counted the change. this trick of giving large amounts of coins in order to pull a fast one is pretty popular.
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