A guy narrates to the president how he paid his bill in a. supermarket with sweets

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caitlin

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Please look at this issue Mr Kenyatta
… . I GET MAD EVERY TIME I GO TO A
SUPERMARKET AND I ’M GIVEN
SWEETS AS PART OF MY CHANGE IT
was on last Sunday and i felt thirsty
as it happened I was passing Ukwala
Supermarket next to Central arcade
Eldoret , I decided to go for bottled
water. My thirst was huge so I went
for the Quencher 1 .5 ltrs which goes
for 58 bob. The young lady cashier
hands me two twenty bob coins ( 40
shillings ) and two sweets as change
for the 100 bob I gave her . I tell her
“ NO, I don’t take sweets for change .”
She tells me , “I don’ t have coins, ”
and gets ready to call the next
person in the queue .
I demand my two shillings change ,
she stands her ground she has no
coins . “Then why do you put coins
in your prices if you don’t have coins
to give change ?” I’ m now almost
shouting . I don’t wish to cause a
scene over two bobs so I take the
sweets and walk away fuming … not
because of some useless two bobs
but because of the thievery that
goes on in supermarkets , especially
Ukwala Supermarkets, Naivas and
other small supermarkets, with the
cheap 10 cents sweets they give
away in place of shillings. I swear to
teach them a lesson – not tomorrow,
now!
I walk to the left -luggage counter
located just at the entrance /exit,
leave the water, and walk back into
the self -service store . I remember
just in time that I actually need
toothpaste . So I go and voila!
there ’ s a Colgate MaxFresh that is
going for 53 shillings . I pick that and
walk to the cashiers, making sure to
go to the same one who gave me
sweets . She punches the Colgate
into her cash register and I hand to
her 51 shillings and the two sweets.
She looks at me and asks “what ’s
this for?” referring to the two
sweets . “You gave me those,
remember me ? Since you guys seem
to have made sweets a currency , I
can as well pay with them !” the
most serious expression she could
muster , the girl who doesn’ t look so
young now, tells me: “ we don’t take
sweets from outside. ” The shop
manager who just happened to be
passing by heard the exchange and
stopped to find out what was
happening . “ This girl gave me
sweets as change a few minutes ago
in spite of my protests that I don’t
chew sweets .
I went back to the shop and took
this toothpaste and added the
sweets to the money that I have but
she will not take the sweets saying
ati they are from outside. If you can
give sweets as change , and therefore
a form of currency, why won’t you
accept them as such ?” The manager
just smiled, perhaps concluding that
I ’m either a nutcase or a smart-
aleck , said to the cashier “It ’s Ok ,
chukua ” ( it’ s Ok, take the sweets ),
gave me my toothpaste and I left
the shop. The people in the queue
almost cheered
 
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