Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Generation gap. . .

or gender gap? "Someone" needed a notebook. He drove to the store, using perhaps 50 cents worth of gas to get there and back. He selected his notebook from the clearance rack and took it to the checkout. He never carries cash, just uses his debit card for all purchases. Even when the purchase is for THREE CENTS!
For those who are not familiar with our monetary system, three cents is like giving it away for free. Printing the receipt probably cost more than three cents, not to mention the cashier's time.

This person of whom I'm speaking has change in his car. You know, the odd quarter, nickel, dime, and yes, a few pennies. But he was at the checkout, the change was in the car, he had the notebook in hand, and just wanted to continue on his way.

Does this signify a generation gap, or gender gap? Both. I don't even have a debit card, but I do have a purse which always has at least three cents in it. :>}

(But if I found notebooks for three cents you can be assured I would have purchased more than one!)

6 comments:

Tine said...

My goodness! You made me laugh out loud here!
I defiantely would have bought more than one notebook too, and I might have had to pay with my card, but 3 cents? I would have been so embarassed!

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, that's what we call "Penny wise and pound foolish".
Ginny

Locket Pocket said...

3 cents? That's amazing! Lucy x

Margaret said...

From someone who has a teenage son, I say it's both generation and gender.

Three cent notebooks! Egads!!!

Daisy said...

HA HA HA HA HA! Yes, I would have bought more than one too! :D

Suzanne said...

He He 3 cents. We dont even have currency any lower than 5 cents anymore so yes we would have to had paid either 5 cents, or used our card.
Definitely is a gender and generation thing though.