Christmas: Making EBT and waiters / waitresses happy

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Christmas: Making EBT and waiters / waitresses happy

Postby Asiamaniac » Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:35 pm

Hello everybody out there! Maybe Germany is not the only country where there are TWO christmas holidays instead of one only. Well, imagine you will take the time to go out for lunch or supper or have a coffee outside and you go to a restaurant, coffee shop, ..., ... .
I can imagine very well that some of these places might get a problem with small change. Including the week-end there might be four days where the banks are closed and they have no chance to get small change or notes.

So, what about getting you an extra stack of 5-Euro-notes which you might spend during christmas and the following week-end? You will make the waiters, waitresses and the like happy and us, too.

Even on ordinary sundays some people are quite happy when I pay with 5-Euro-notes and they are grateful if they can exchange my small money (coins and 5-Euro-notes) into bigger notes.

And some more notes will be added into the database. :)

But anyway, happy christmas to everyone here. I feel very well in this forum and on EBT.

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Postby nodisch18 » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:29 pm

i have experienced the same thing, very often the shopkeepers are quite happy when i ask them if they could change some small note in to a few large ones! :)

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Postby Guest » Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:25 am

...and we both are quite happy, too. :D Interestingly, however, is that shopkeepers here are a bit reluctant to exchange as they usually have got enough 5-euro-notes. But restaurants, bars, coffee shops or my hair-dresser are mostly grateful. Me, too.

Have a nice christmas and a happy new year!

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Postby Elmo » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:13 am

One day I wanted to exchange some €5 notes at the canteen of my univer-
sity, and it appeared that the canteen only had a €50 note in the drawer! :roll: :twisted:
Before me somebody had paid with that €50 note, and thus had 'robbed' the
canteen of its change! The boy behind the counter was sooooo happy when I
wanted to exchange! :twisted: :lol:
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Postby avij » Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:21 am

Yea, small shops are usually the most grateful for getting small notes. The bigger ones usually have some reserve in the office so that they won't run out of their small notes instantly.

I once paid my regular 150km bus trip with a 10€ bill and she said it was her lucky day for receiving a 10€ note. I assume most people pay their bus trips with 20€ notes (or plastic), that's why those notes might be relatively rare. Some other day I was getting a haircut and paid the 20€ payment with 5€ notes, he seemed to be particularly thankful for receiving small notes ("we have never enough these small notes").

At the moment I have 7 x 5€ notes and 3 x 10€ notes in my wallet and I'm planning to spend them during the Christmas holidays in the small shops nearby.

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Postby bhoeyb » Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:38 pm

I've paid a new photo lens with 5€s (in the same shop I spent that Hit I have with the father of our French webmaster).
I've also paid with 5€s for my new battery for my Nokia, to pay for the Official Car Control (which I didn't pass :evil: :evil: :cry: ), ...

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Postby Blueman » Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:51 pm

i bought two mouses (together 50 euro) and i paid it with 5euro notes :)
they were happy :)
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Postby Sneakster » Thu Dec 25, 2003 11:41 am

Paid my contactlenses (€329) with notes of €20 and €10 :lol:
The shopkeeper was also very glad with all these smaller denominations..
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Postby Ganymede » Thu Dec 25, 2003 12:28 pm

Blueman wrote:i bought two mouses (together 50 euro) and i paid it with 5euro notes :)
they were happy :)
What kind of mice were they?

This kind?
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Or this kind?
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Postby Blueman » Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:01 pm

Ganymede wrote:
Blueman wrote:i bought two mouses (together 50 euro) and i paid it with 5euro notes :)
they were happy :)
What kind of mice were they?

This kind?
Image

Or this kind?
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computermouses :)
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Postby Asiamaniac » Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:16 pm

avij wrote:I once paid my regular 150km bus trip with a 10€ bill .


I wonder very much if I would get here very far by spending 10€ only for a bus trip.... Probably not 150 km. Well, people say that Finland is expensive - they tell me so when I disclose my wish to make it to your home country one day. It is nice to know that some things seem to be cheaper than here. :D

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Postby avij » Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:44 pm

Asiamaniac wrote:I wonder very much if I would get here very far by spending 10€ only for a bus trip.... Probably not 150 km.

Let's get the facts straight -- I wasn't very accurate when I wrote that message. The trip wasn't really 150km, but something between 100-120km. I paid for the trip with a 10€ note but it didn't cost that much, only 7,60€. But that was with student discount, regular price would have been double than that, ie. 15,20€. Draw your own conclusions :roll:
Asiamaniac wrote:Well, people say that Finland is expensive

Is it a problem? We get to spend more notes this way :lol:

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Postby Ganymede » Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:07 pm

If I understand the info correctly, it is possible in The Netherlands to pay € 12,80 to use any bus all over the country. The reduced fee (students, 65+) is € 6,40.

And in summer there's the "Zomerzwerfkaart" - to wander around in summer - for € 8,50 (or € 5,60).

But then the country isn't that big...

(and I would prefer to take the car or the train if I went anywhere further than, say 15 km).
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Postby Dakkus » Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:43 pm

You other people had this problem: http://julma.ath.cx/~siperia/rat_problem.png ?
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Postby avij » Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:59 pm

Dakkus wrote:You other people had this problem: http://julma.ath.cx/~siperia/rat_problem.png ?

No, not even on Mozilla Firebird (tested on Windows and Linux). My FB version is 0.7, try upgrading if you're not running the latest version.


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