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JB's Complaint - Rude cashier - Made change for a $50

Review by 43239 on 2007-08-02
PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- Okay so I go to a JB's restaurant today for lunch. I asked the cashier to give me change for a $50. So she’s like hold on let me check if your $50 is fake she turns on a light and starts looking at it for 5 minutes. I'm like its real ma'am she’s like yeah sorry we been getting a lot of fake bills lately. I understand that but you don’t say let me check if its fake makes it sound like your a criminal and I had people behind me giving me stares. And this isn’t the first time they had done this to me they had checked to see if I had a fake bills before the same way and as always my money is real. I think its rude the service isn’t anything to brag about either but that’s a whole different story.

I mainly go there because the food isn’t to pricey as other casual dining joints. And the its right across the street from my house.
Comments:14 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-08-05
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-02:
If they have been getting bogus bills,I applaud them for checking.
I agree that the cashier could have been more discreet about it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-02:
lol thanks for editing my post i should of checked it before I posted
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2007-08-02:
But those behind you who heard her say that, would also have known it wasn't fake...if they've done that before and if it really does embarrass you, then I'd take smaller bills the next time. It isn't that you purposely may be passing a bad bill...but someone may have passed it onto you without you knowing. I was behind a woman in line once, and the cashier checked out her twenty dollar bill and found it was fake. There was no police called or anything, no big deal...but when the cashier told her it was fake, the woman was upset because she said she got it from the bank. The cashier told her to take it back to the bank she got it from and see what they say.
Posted by GothicSmurf on 2007-08-02:
Never embarassed me at all. If it was fake, then I'd be embarassed. Besides if there is someone around who's trying to pass a fake bill, I'm sure they heard they're checking bills.

Besides, if I hand anyone anything over a $20, I expect them to check it and actually take offense when they don't.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-02:
Sorry, but I do not see where checking money to see if it's fake is rude in any way, especially if the store has had problems in the past. Get mad at the people who pass the fake money, not the store employees.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-08-02:
live with it. it's a part of life.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-02:
I dont care if they check my money i would just like them to do it discreet.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-02:
I'm curious why it took 5 minutes to determine if it was fake or not, or did it just seem like it took that long? I have it happen all the time, more and more places are checking $20 bills, but it just takes a second or two. I just chalk it up to one more tiny inconvenience, thanks to the brilliant minds of criminals.
Posted by Starlord on 2007-08-03:
I live in Casa Grande, and we get the Phoenix TV and radio stations. I know that there has been a great deal of counterfeit money being passed in Phoenix, and we have even had some passed down here. Anyone using twenties, fifties or hundreds should be aware that counterfeiters are operating in Phoenix. Most places I know of will not even accept a fifty, and JB's is one of them. It is very hard to get JB's to accept anything over a twenty. If this happens to you often, quit carrying fifties and trying to use them if this embarrasses you so much. Personally, I don't even consider a fifty unless I plan to spend in the vicinity of $30 and up. JB's is not THAT expensive. You must be trying to impress yourself, because obviously, you don't impress the cashier, and you sure don't impress me.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-08-03:
Discreet nothing, they do it to all large bills as most companies do right in front of everyone.
Other customer's are waiting. What do you want them to do, go in a back room?
Posted by heaven17 on 2007-08-03:
Customer time is 100 times longer than real time. So the '5 minute' $50 lookover was probably more like 30 seconds.
ANYWAY, the cashier could have been a smidge more tactful in handling the situation, but you never know if a bill you've been passed might be fake.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-03:
This is the first time I got change for a $50 dollar bill I bring smaller bills with me usually when I go there but at that time all I had was a $50 This is the first time I got change for a $50 dollar bill I bring smaller bills with me usually when I go there but at that time all I had was a $50 on me so I wanted to break some change so I could pay for my meal leave a tip and purchase some other things on the way home I was not trying to impress anyone. Cause yeah if I bring a $50 with me I’m a millionaire right.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-04:
I agree with heaven17. I used to only take me about 5 seconds to check back in my cashiering days. All I would have to do is hold it up to the light & look for the strip inside the bill.

I think that saying it took 5 minutes is slightly exaggerated.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-08-05:
If they did do that, jktshiff1, & the bill was indeed a fake, then the customer would probably accuse the employee of swapping it for a fake one.

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