We get a lot of customers coming in wanting change for their bills. That's fine if it's a small bill.
I do, however, refuse to give people change for a $100 bill. It is then that I tell them they have to buy something if they want to break the bill.
A lot of people get mad. They are mad that I'm now making them buy something. They usually look around for about five minutes, looking for the cheapest thing in the store, which is our 35 cent gum.
They will usually then throw the gum on the counter and not say a word to me the rest of the time.
Why should we have to break it if you aren't buying something? That puts us at risk because it could be fake money.
It's not even our regular customers that do this. It's people I've never even seen before.
I've told people before that there is a bank across the street. They usually tell me that they won't shop at my store anymore if I won't give them change for their bill. Fine by me, I don't give a shit.
The gas station down the street won't even accept a $100 bill as payment, even if you owe them $60 or more. They tell you that you have to pay them in smaller bills or on a credit card.
So take note: If you ever want change for your bigger bills, plan on buying something in the store. It's rude to walk in, not buy anything and assume the cashier will give you change.