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One resident's account of the coin shortage


Last updated 8/12/2020 at 12:55pm

It appears that the coin shortage is "selective." It only affects certain businesses.

I went to Popeye's, 6666 Camden Blvd., just off 85/87. My order came to $8.58. I handed the clerk a $20 bill, one nickel and three pennies totaling $20.08. I was handed $11.00 in change. I asked for my other 50 cents and was told that the coin shortage required them to round change to the whole dollar. She was going to keep the 50 cents. She was going to keep my 8 cents too! I asked for the 8 cents back, which she gave me, after a "how dare you" look

I then asked her that if the total bill came to $8.48,...

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