OK, I had a little experience that other day that got me thinking in terms of how to make more money, so it relates to this website. Last week, I went for a haircut. I go to a little barber shop about a half- kilometer from my house. I enjoy going there, because it is a small shop, friendly people, just kind of a friendly place to go.
The price for a haircut at this shop is P40, which is about 85 US Cents. I enjoy going there because the barbers speak very little English, and it gives me a chance to practice speaking Bisaya, the local language, which I am learning.
So, after getting a nice haircut, and free massage, I went to the cashier to pay. The smallest bill I had in my wallet was P100. I gave the cashier P100, and she returned my change. A P50 bill, and P10 coin. So, I gave her P100, haircut was P40, so she owed me P60. She gave me P50 and P10.
What is wrong with this? There is something fundamentally wrong with the way that the making of change was done. Can you figure out why, even though she gave me the proper change, she did it wrong? If you have a guess, leave a comment below.
On Thursday (Philippine Time) I will write a new article with the answer as to why I say that the change making was fundamentally incorrect.