Local Cashier Baffled by Customer Trying to Pay in Cash
By Fred Furnace
Published June 12th, 2016
CLIFTON PARK – An employee at Regal Cinemas in Clifton Park was left dumbfounded Saturday when a theater patron attempted to pay for a soft drink using cash.
"I just looked at this guy and was like, 'what the fuck do you want me to do with this?'" said 17-year old Jessica Muffin, who was working the concession stand at the theater. "I've been working here for three months, and this is the first time someone has tried to pay with cash. I didn't even know we accepted actual money."
Muffin said she finally had to flag down her manager to help "figure out what I was supposed to do."
Scooter Dotson, the cinema’s night manager, acknowledged many of his employees "become confused when a customer attempts to pay with money."
"Almost no one uses cash these days," Dotson explained, referring to all the electronic payment options accepted by the theater, including: Fandango, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, gift cards, mobile banking, bit coins, and the regular old-fashioned credit and debit cards.
"The kids we hire don’t even know how to count, let alone make change from a $10 bill,” Dotson added.
Indeed, it took Muffin nearly 15 minutes to figure out how to give the customer his change of $4.65.
"How the fuck was I supposed to know?" Muffin asked. “Look, I’m not learning math just because some ‘tard is still living in the 1800’s. Go get an iPhone 6s, loser.”
Dotson said while Regal Cinemas does — technically — accept cash as a form of payment, he recommended against anyone actually using money at the Clifton Park theater.
"In order to avoid a potentially long and unpleasant ordeal with our cashiers, my advice to customers is to not pay in cash,” he said. "It just totally confuses the shit out of them."