Things I still don’t get about Australia – No. 9
When you get a till receipt at the supermarkets they fold the fucking thing up and pass it over to you with the change on top, coins on notes. Why? Do they get points for artistic impression or something? It drives Mrs Exile nuts because she then needs both hands to sort it out. Change, allow time to tip coins into purse and sort notes out, then receipt, and she’d be so much less inclined to drive celery into the eyes of the person at the till. I don’t feel quite so strongly about it and tend to just ram receipt, notes and coins into a pocket where it can all scratch the screen of my phone to fuckery, but I can see where she’s coming from.
UPDATE: After comments from the Thylacosmilus and Dick Puddlecote I see it’s not a particularly Australian thing after all. Doesn’t help me get any closer to working out why they do it though.