Wednesday, August 27, 2008

HKD 13.97

7-11 is the convenient store on every corner here. Much like in the US, the staff leaves to be desired in most cases. To their credit, they seem to be largely bi-lingual (Canto & English), so maybe I should cut them some slack. Nonetheless, the guy working at the 7-11 in my building consistently does the following: he'll ring up my purchase, which will come to $13.97, and then say to me $19.37, or $17.42 and say $14.72 (so it's not always to my detriment, which leads me to think he's not trying to swindle me).

I wonder if in Canto the number orders are said differently - much like in German - or if my sales clerk needs a refresher in English. Anyone know?

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