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Old 01-13-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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I hate receipts. If I want a ****ing receipt, I'll ask for one. Business expenses and large purchases are times when I want a receipt. I do not want one for every transaction I make. I got a receipt handed to me for a donut the other day. I'm pretty sure there was a Mitch Hedberg bit on exactly that situation. I had a gas station clerk threaten to call the police on me for not taking my receipt for a GATORADE. I am not exaggerating. I politely said "no thanks" and he went nuts, screaming and yelling. (extreme example, the guy might have been insane)

I dread the end of every transaction now because most clerks just hand you the receipt, and you're forced to say no. Not a big deal? It shouldn't be, except for 1) you should ask if I want one, not just hand it to me. That's what I did when I worked in a coffee shop for four years. 2) for some reason a lot of clerks get put off when you decline the stupid ****ing receipt they are shoving at you for your $2 purchase you just made, as if you're insulting them. I always say it politely, but it doesn't matter.

I know this seems childish to rant about this, but I am at the end of my rope on this. This happens to me at least once a day, every day, for years. Half the time I end up taking the damn thing because I don't want to have to refuse it, and then I have to search for a trash can. Also, it's a huge waste of paper. This has been tearing at me for years.

I want it to end, so badly that I'm contemplating wearing a tag that says "No receipts" so I can just point to it. Or actually starting to be impolite. I think from now on I am going to just walk away when some schmuck is waving one in my face for the $1 Arizona can I just bought.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:10 AM   #2
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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Opposite position.

I want my receipts, and I don't want to have to ask for them. I keep track of where I spend my money - it goes slower when you know what you spend and where (at least in my experience).


My daughter saves all her receipts (I discard after recording) - TRUE story - it saved her from a legal hassle. A friend's mom insisted my daughter broke into her house and stole items She had an exact time of the incident, and filled out a warrant. My daughter had a receipt with a time-stamp - she was in the Walmart at the time of the crime. The woman is a head case with paranoid schizophrenia, but that's another issue.

so...receipts can be useful - not to prove you had a doughnut, but where you were.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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To me it's like the clerk is saying, here throw this away for me. Rather annoying but I generally throw it away in the trash can behind their counter on my pass by if I can. That or I leave it on the counter.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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When making tiny purchases I pretty much always just ask them to throw the recipt away for when they go to hand it to me or even before it finishes printing. I have never once had anyone give me even the slightest attitude about it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:59 PM   #7
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I hate bags. Why the f*ck do cashiers feel the need to bag everything?!?
A greeting card...really? You're right, there's no way I could lug one of those out to my car without a bag for it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:06 AM   #8
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Opposite position.

I want my receipts, and I don't want to have to ask for them. I keep track of where I spend my money - it goes slower when you know what you spend and where (at least in my experience).


My daughter saves all her receipts (I discard after recording) - TRUE story - it saved her from a legal hassle. A friend's mom insisted my daughter broke into her house and stole items She had an exact time of the incident, and filled out a warrant. My daughter had a receipt with a time-stamp - she was in the Walmart at the time of the crime. The woman is a head case with paranoid schizophrenia, but that's another issue.

so...receipts can be useful - not to prove you had a doughnut, but where you were.
This. It hasn't happened to me, but it could. Or something like it.

I also like to fold and tear paper. I should be good at origami, but I'm not.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:14 AM   #9
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Opposite position.

I want my receipts, and I don't want to have to ask for them. I keep track of where I spend my money - it goes slower when you know what you spend and where (at least in my experience).


My daughter saves all her receipts (I discard after recording) - TRUE story - it saved her from a legal hassle. A friend's mom insisted my daughter broke into her house and stole items She had an exact time of the incident, and filled out a warrant. My daughter had a receipt with a time-stamp - she was in the Walmart at the time of the crime. The woman is a head case with paranoid schizophrenia, but that's another issue.

so...receipts can be useful - not to prove you had a doughnut, but where you were.
Dude...online banking, ever hear of it?
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:36 AM   #10
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Opposite position.

I want my receipts, and I don't want to have to ask for them. I keep track of where I spend my money - it goes slower when you know what you spend and where (at least in my experience).


My daughter saves all her receipts (I discard after recording) - TRUE story - it saved her from a legal hassle. A friend's mom insisted my daughter broke into her house and stole items She had an exact time of the incident, and filled out a warrant. My daughter had a receipt with a time-stamp - she was in the Walmart at the time of the crime. The woman is a head case with paranoid schizophrenia, but that's another issue.

so...receipts can be useful - not to prove you had a doughnut, but where you were.
Put everything on a credit card and you don't need a reciept to prove where you were, just a printout of your statement. "Oh, look. I was at Walmart at the time, and stopped for gas at ___ on the way home."

I don't even keep receipts for the big-ticket purchases. Virtually any store now, if you pay by credit card, can look up the purchase history of that card. I've walked into Menards and looked up a receipt for an item I purchased two years ago before. Some of the local gas station clerks and grocery store cashiers don't even ask me anymore. If they do ask, I'll refuse it and just tell them "It's just going to end up on the floor of my truck anyway, you throw it away".

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